Christmas chicken recipes

If you don't fancy turkey - we have plenty of deliciously easy but elegant chicken recipes to impress your Christmas guests. Try our tasty Roast chicken with almond sauce, or garlic and lemon roast chicken.

17 recipes



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649 reviews

A well-seasoned chicken is cooked at a high heat for a speedy roast that leaves the bird moist and flavourful.

Recipe by: Nancy

530 reviews

A whole chicken is rubbed inside and out with dried herbs, then roasted with lemon and olive. Simple but very delicious.

Recipe by: barbzal

741 reviews

Lemon and rosemary infused poussin are basted with a wine and garlic stock. Makes any occasion special. Crusty bread and a nice white wine complement this meal.


3 reviews

When it comes to a Sunday lunch or special dinner, you can't beat roast chicken. This version, with its fragrant fresh herb stuffing, is simply the best.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

3346 reviews

These chickens are rubbed with spices, then slow roasted in the oven for 5 hours. A great recipe for a rainy weekend!

Recipe by: Sue Rogers

34 reviews

As far as herbs go, I think fresh thyme works best with chicken. I sometimes add four or five bulbs of green garlic (young garlic that looks like baby leeks) when it's in season and if I find it at the farmers' market.


580 reviews

Stuff the cavity of an organic chicken with onion and fresh rosemary for a simple and delicious roast chicken dinner.

Recipe by: LILQUIZ

No reviews

Rather than rubbing butter over a bird before roasting, here a paste of fresh herbs and fromage frais is pushed under the skin. This keeps the roasting chicken beautifully moist as well as adding a wonderful flavour. The pan juices are used to make a simple sauce.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

99 reviews

I suffer from heartburn and there are so many things that I can't eat. To my despair, I invented this recipe and a fabulous one it is. This recipe isn't just for heartburn sufferers, everyone can enjoy it. You can add garlic and onion if you wish, but I promise you won't miss them.

Recipe by: KATHY S

168 reviews

A super-moist, tender and well-flavoured roast chicken. Chicken is rubbed with Dijon mustard and roasted in a cast-iron frying pan with white wine. Serve as an alternative roast for Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

Recipe by: Chocolate

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