Once the chicken's roasting in the oven, you have two choices: do absolutely nothing for an hour and a half, or whip up a serious feast while you're enjoying one of the greatest aromas known to mankind. Enjoy a seasonal salad to start, then move on to three simple but equally delicious roast chickens — classic, lemon butter or garlic — with our hand-selected side pairings. Pick your dessert and open a bottle of Chardonnay, and you've got a Meal Plan.

To start

Chicken

Sides

For dessert

And to drink: May we suggest 5 excellent Chardonnays? 


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