You don't need to be a trained chef to pull off these celebratory dishes. Our expert tips and step-by-step guidance will make them practically foolproof. Whether you're searching for the perfect beef tenderloin, succulent turkey, glazed ham, roasted leg of lamb, or another one of our creative main courses, we have both tried and true recipes as well as fun riffs on classic flavors to bring family favorites to a new level. These spectacular entrées take a starring role in any holiday meal.
Roasted Chicken with Lemons and Thyme
This recipe comes from the Sephardic Jewish cuisine of Spain and North Africa. A simple seasoning of lemon, paprika, and thyme gives the chicken Mediterranean flavor, and high-temperature roasting ensures beautifully browned skin. An easy gravy made from the drippings completes the dish, making it suitable as a weeknight family meal or as the centerpiece to a small dinner party.