20 Ways to Cook a Whole Chicken

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon
Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon

Roast chicken is a classic dish all over the world. In this beautiful version from Spain, the bird is rubbed with musky, floral saffron and stuffed with lemons and fresh rosemary before being popped in the oven.

Whether fried, baked, broiled, or bathed in redolant sauces, a whole chicken is the ideal foundation on which to build a memorable meal. Try a lemony Pollo Arrosto, decadent Bacon-Fried Chicken with Gravy, a simple and homey Brick Chicken, or piquant Braised Chicken with Scallion Puree — or any of sixteen other options. You can't go wrong.

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