If you're craving a real roast Sunday dinner but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, we've got you covered.

By Vicky McDonald
May 30, 2017
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Here are some easy shortcuts and alternatives for a quick and tasty, roast chicken dinner.

1. The Classic | Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that'll make Mom proud!

Yes! You can have a classic roast chicken dinner without too much hassle. This rapid roast involves minimal prep, and tastes just like an old-fashioned roast chicken.

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This tray of veggie and potatoes cooks without any fuss alongside the chicken in the oven.

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Once the chicken is out of the oven, cover it with foil and let it rest. Then, use the pan juices to make this simple and tasty gravy.

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2. The One Pot Winner | Ready in 1 hour 25 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that's ideal for busy families.

Don't want to fuss with too many dishes? This spatchcock chicken is roasted in the oven with carrots and lemon. The beauty of this dish is that your gravy and veggies cook together with the chicken.

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To complete the meal, cook these herb roast potatoes on a sheet-pan while the chicken is cooking.

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3. The Greek Sheet Pan | Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that's easy enough for busy weeknights.

If a whole chicken seems like too much work, try this tray bake that's made with chicken legs, potatoes, and green beans.

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This simple sauce take a mere 5 minutes to make, and tastes tangy and delicious with the chicken.

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4. The Timesaver | Ready in 1 hour

A roast chicken dinner that's ideal for dinner parties.

This butterflied chicken cooks is an hour, and the wine, lemon, and rosemary make a delicious sauce. This article has some great tips on how to butterfly chicken like a pro.

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While the chicken is roasting, pop in some red potatoes and spinach for a quick meat and veggie side.

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