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Roast Tarragon Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes 6 servings.

A classic ingredient in French cooking, tarragon is known for its cool, bittersweet minty flavor and anise-like aroma. Use it to flavor egg and cheese dishes, as well as meat and poultry.

Ingredients

  1 whole chicken (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)

  3 Tbs olive oil

  1 Tbs McCormick® Gourmet Collection Tarragon Leaves

  2 Tbs minced garlic

  1/2 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind

  1/4 tsp salt

  1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved

  8 small shallots

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place chicken, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix oil, tarragon, garlic, pepper and salt in medium bowl. Add tomatoes and shallots; toss to coat. Remove tomatoes and shallots. Set aside. Brush the chicken with remaining oil mixture.

Roast 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. During last 25 minutes of roasting, arrange shallots around chicken in pan. During the last 10 minutes of roasting, arrange tomatoes around chicken in pan.

Remove tomatoes, shallots and chicken from the roasting pan. Cover chicken; let stand 10 minutes before carving. Serve chicken with shallots and tomatoes.