Make the Most of Whole Chicken

Save money on chicken dinners with cost-cutting recipes that use the whole bird.

  • Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemon Shallot Sauce

    Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemon Shallot Sauce

    Even though it takes upwards of an hour, roasting is one of the simplest ways to prepare a whole chicken. This recipe features a gravy made from drippings, shallots, chicken broth, dry white wine, and lemon juice.

    Recipe: Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemon Shallot Sauce

  • Classic Chicken Soup

    Classic Chicken Soup

    Homemade chicken soup is a flu season favorite, and a fabulous way to cook a whole chicken. Keep it simple with just chicken, carrots, celery, and onion, or add cooked noodles for a heartier version.

    Recipe: Classic Chicken Soup

  • Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken and Dumplings is the ultimate one-dish comfort food. It's also a great way to use up extra frozen veggies like broccoli and carrots–just toss them in with the peas.

    Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

  • The Best Darned Grilled Chicken Ever

    The Best Darned Grilled Chicken Ever

    Don't forget about whole chickens when you're grilling. A collection of unexpected spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and a Cajun blend give this grilled chicken its unique flavor.

    Recipe: The Best Darned Grilled Chicken Ever

  • King Ranch Chicken Casserole

    King Ranch Chicken Casserole

    One of our most popular recipes, this Southwestern-style casserole is perfect for a crowd. Make an extra casserole to freeze for a weeknight dinner crunch, and save the broth for a delicious soup starter.

    Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  • Oven-Fried Chicken

    Oven-Fried Chicken

    Oven-frying chicken gives the great flavor of KFC, but without the extra fat and calories. Save time by buying bread crumbs rather than making your own.

    Recipe: Oven-Fried Chicken

  • Oven Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken

    Oven Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken

    Beer-can chicken is incredibly juicy and a favorite from the grill. Get the same savory flavor in the oven–and in a fraction of the time– with this easy recipe.

    Recipe: Oven Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken

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