Sunday Dinner: 7 Takes on Roast Chicken

No matter which day of the week I happen to roast a chicken, it always feels like a Sunday dinner to me. Pulling a burnished chicken from the oven feels like a step above my usual haphazard meals, and special in its very simplicity. Here are a few different takes on roast chicken that have caught my eye recently.A chicken doesn't need much more than a rub of good olive oil and a sprinkle of salt to make it tasty. Sometimes I crave that those straightforward flavors more than anything else. Other times, I throw open my cupboards and begin rooting around for spices and sauces that will transform my Sunday chicken into something extra-tasty.

Sichuan Pepper-Salt Roasted Chicken from Gourmet
Thai Sticky Chicken from Eat Little Bird
Honey and Cinnamon Moroccan Style Roast Chicken from Bon Appétit
Yogurt-Marinated Roast Chicken from Fine Cooking
Bourbon Brown Sugar Chicken from Sweet on You
Mexican Tropical Chile Roast Chicken from Sunset
Orange Lacquered Roast Chicken from Parsley, Sage, Desserts, and Line Drives

What is your favorite take on roast chicken?

Related: Small-Scale Entertaining: A Roast Chicken Dinner

(Image: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)

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