5 best Christmas chicken roast recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Wine Roast Chicken

If there is a recipe that is custom made for Christmas, it has got to be this one. A whole chicken marinated with parsley butter, placed over orange slices, drizzled with red wine and bacon rashers and baked till done to perfection. Succulent juicy chicken and crispy bacon rashers are a definite win!

Lemon Roast Chicken with Grilled Vegetables 

Chicken with the citrusy hint of lemon in each bite baked with peppers, onion and garlic served on a bed of grilled veggies sounds and tastes as glamorous as it is simple to make. This recipe is so good you should completely forget about savoring any leftovers the next day!

Lotus Wrapped Chicken 

Whole chicken stuffed with a flavorful mix of hard boiled eggs, breadcrumbs and spices completely sealed in a lotus leaf, bake in an oven or boil in a large stockpot – take your pick! This deliciousness is topped with a dark soy, chilli and honey glaze. Need we say more?

Thai Style Roast Chicken with Honey Peanut Noodles 

The Thai inspired flavours of the marinade really comes as a pleasant surprise in this air fried ‘roast’ chicken recipe. Served on a bed of silky flat honey peanut noodles you get a complete meal in this one dish – with absolutely no need for any fancy sides.

Classic Roast Chicken 

Chicken stuffed with rice and aromatics like onions, leeks, garlic and celery roasted till the skin is crispy, the chicken inside is tender and the veggies on the side are beautifully roasted. The butter basting sauce just completes it perfectly.

Happy cooking!

Merry Christmas!

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.