From frying to roasting to slow cooking, there are many different ways you can prepare a whole chicken. If you’ve been intimidated with the task of cooking a whole bird, a simple slow-cooker recipe will be an easy place to start. If you’re a more experienced cook and want to try a new method, we recommend giving spatchcocking a try. Whether you’re serving chicken for a weeknight supper or for weekend entertaining, these recipes for cooking a whole chicken are delicious, and ensure there’s enough meat for everyone. Here are our best whole chicken recipes to make the most of every piece of the bird.