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Roast Chicken Recipes, Fit for Sunday Lunch or Dinner Guests with Company Side Dish

Updated on September 14, 2012

Dinner fit for a King or Queen

Roasted Chicken Sunday Lunch Recipe

This recipe is for guest and hostess an ideal choice, because the chicken basically roasts for two hours, uninterrupted, and both looks and tastes scrumptious.

The idea is duplicating the Thanksgiving feast but with a slightly different beast, a nice, medium sized chicken.


  1. In a shallow bowl soak a slice of day old bread in a cup of milk until it gets soppy and well soaked up.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the chicken stuffing:
  • minced parsley, bacon or ham cubes, one or two eggs, depending upon the size of chicken or eggs, the soaked bread, salt, pepper, Vegeta or Mrs. Dash, breadcrumbs if you like, a little olive oil. Form it into a ball with your bare hands!
  • Stuff the chicken
  • Using a needle and thread, sew up your chicken to bake.

Clean and cut up chunky home style potatoes, place them on the side with vegetable oil and rub the chicken with salt. Cover the pan and place in a medium oven. Cook with foil for the first 45 minutes to an hour at 200 degrees C. or 375 F. After the hour, uncover your roasted chicken (which should be smelling pretty good by now) and spoon oil over the potatoes to keep them from drying out. Be sure to position the pan on the center rack of the oven.

Cocktails, anyone?

While you are waiting, if your guests have already arrived or have surprised you earlier than you expected, it's nice to be able to offer them a cocktail. It helps them to relax, get into the spirit of socializing and makes them feel a little bit pampered. Cocktails can be make with or without alcohol, and even youngsters get a kick out of receiving a Shirley Temple or Roy Rogers.

Salad is a perfect side dish for roasted chicken

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Meanwhile, wash and prepare your salad greens for a fresh green salad on the side. You can add green onions or radishes as a nice touch. For a touch of class, serve your dinner for family, friends or company along with a glass of wine, followed by a divine (and easy) chocolate dessert, like this one:

triple chocolate - a sliver is enough :)

Planning ahead - a boon for homemakers

The great thing about all of the recipes listed above - roasted chicken with potatoes, fresh crispy green salad on the side, french bread, wine and the chocolate dessert - is that nearly ALL of it can be prepared in advance. This leaves you unoccupied to attend to your company, beloved guests whether they are family or friends. No one likes coming over to eat and the hostess is beside herself with frenzied panic!

Use these suggestions to make the most of your visit. If you are lucky, get your partner to agree to serve the dessert and coffee portions of the meal, so that after the dinner is finished, you simply SIT - ENJOY - and RELAX!

Bon Appetit! :)


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      Anastasia Kingsley 6 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Updated with a dessert recipe and other entertainment tips. Nothing could be easier - that's why I like it so much, LOL