Whoever said chicken is boring hasn’t tried these roast chicken dishes in Singapore.
We’ve shared our love for fried chicken before but one dish that doesn’t get enough love? Roast chicken. This underrated dish and healthier alternative usually shines during Thanksgiving or Christmas feasts but it’s also great for your usual potlucks and parties. And if you’re going solo, it’s an easy protein option for meal prepping or a great topping for your salad. What makes a good roast chicken? It’s the crispy skin, tender and juicy meat and stand-out flavour for us! Vegetarians and vegans, look away. We’re going on a hunt to find amazing roast chicken in Singapore.
Our top picks for the best roast chicken in Singapore
1. Chico Loco
The name says it all – one bite and you’ll go absolutely loco. This Mexican chicken joint serves up guilt-free comfort food where you’re encouraged to drop the cutlery, use your hands and get messy. The rotisserie chicken ($40, whole chicken) is packed with flavour. After all, the chickens are brined for eight hours in an umami solution, basted with a secret house blend of herbs and finally roasted in an open flame for an hour before it lands on your table. The result? Juicy and tender chicken with a hint of smokiness. The best part is that all birds come from local and ethical farmed just 40 minutes outside of Singapore and are cage, hormone and antibiotic-free.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
2. Sque Rotisserie & Alehouse
This little spot sits along a stretch of restaurants along Clarke Quay. Being near the river, this resto is great for a romantic dinner or a catch up with friends. Its version of roasted chicken comes with roasted potatoes, smoked bacon, fine beans, and a choice of honey mustard or black pepper glaze. Pop by during the ‘happy hour around the world’ and get discounted prices off beer brands from Asia to Europe.
Sque Rotisserie & Alehouse, #01-70, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
This American diner seamlessly takes you from after-work drinks to Sunday brunch in a heartbeat. The signature beer can chicken is – first of all – totally IG-worthy and great for bigger groups. The roast chicken is brined overnight before being cooked upright with a can of Budweiser beer.
OverEasy, multiple locations including One Fullerton Singapore and Liat Towers
Hands up if Poulet was your makeshift date night meal during your adolescent days. Years later, Poulet is still a cut above the rest, serving lip-smacking French roast chicken with a choice of three delish sauces. You gotta have it with the truffle mashed potato for that perfect bite.
Poulet, multiple locations including Raffles City Shopping Centre and Vivocity
5. Summer Hill
If there’s one spot to satisfy your chicken cravings, it’s Summer Hill. Yes, most of us go for the indulgent fried chicken but the 24-hour brined roast chicken served with herb butter and chicken demi-glace definitely hits all the right spots. The portion is big enough to share among two to three people. Just remember that the chicken is roasted on order, so it’s best to pre-order it before you head down to the restaurant.
Summer Hill, #02-17, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
And now you know where to head for your roast chicken fix in Singapore.