Winner winner 18 chicken dinners! Here is a roundup of 18 of my favorite chicken dinners. From whole roasted chicken with the crispiest skin to tarragon broiled boneless skinless breasts to sheet pan chicken and cauliflower shawarma, the recipes included here are some of the ones I turn to most frequently for their ease and reception. Who doesn’t love a chicken dinner?
Hello from Memphis! Some of you know Alexandra’s Kitchen was nominated for a Saveur Blog Award in the weeknight cooking category. It was a complete surprise and even more of a surprise to learn last night that Alexandra’s Kitchen won the Editors’ Choice Award.
Thank you all for reading and supporting this blog over the years. I feel so lucky every day to be able to cook and photograph and write about food.
Below are 18 of my favorite chicken dinners, and if you’re looking for a place to start, I highly recommend the Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken. Every time I make it, I am astonished by how beautifully it cooks, emerging with evenly golden skin and juicy meat throughout. I don’t even bother with the herbs anymore, though I do salt the chicken ahead of time—I shoot for the morning or early afternoon of the day I plan on roasting it.
And if you’re looking for an especially weeknight friendly meal, I can’t recommend the broiled tarragon chicken breasts enough. I am typically not a huge fan of white meat, but I love this recipe, and I love how quickly it comes together.