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Roast Chicken with Fresh Tarragon




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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

It’s said the way to judge a cook is by how good their roast chicken is. Tell us how you like this version.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large whole roasting chicken
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 2 large parsley sprigs
  • 2 sprigs of tresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

    1. Rinse the chicken, inside and out and pat dry with paper towels and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    2. Rub 2 tablespoons olive oil over chicken, sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper inside and out.
    3. Place chicken breast side down on a heavy rack in a roasting pan.
    4. Fill inside of cavity with onion, carrot, parsley and tarragon.
    5. Roast in a preheated 450°F oven for 30 minutes until skin begins to crisp.
    6. Using tongs or a large fork, turn the chicken breast side up and spread the tarragon all over the chicken.
    7. Continue roasting until internal temperature is 180°F for about an hour and a half.
    8. Let rest for 30 minutes prior to carving.
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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.


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