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Roast Tarragon Chicken

A classic ingredient in French cooking, tarragon is known for its cool, bittersweet minty flavor and anise-like aroma. This recipe pairs tarragon nicely with the sweet bite of the shallots. Skill Level: Beginner

15 min Prep
90 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
Protein 34.0g
Total Carbohydrates 6.5g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Net Carbohydrates 5.1g
Sugar 2.9g
Total Fat 23.2g
Saturated Fat 5.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 105.6mg
Sodium 202.3mg
SmartPoints® 9.0


  • 1 small whole chicken (3-5 lb)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 12 shallots, small


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
  2. Place the chicken, breast-side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Mix the oil, tarragon, garlic, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the tomatoes and shallots, then toss to coat.
  5. Remove the tomatoes and shallots, and set aside.
  6. Brush the chicken with the oil mixture.
  7. Roast 1 to 1¼ hours, or until chicken is cooked through. During the last 25 minutes of roasting, arrange the shallots around the chicken in pan. During the last 10 minutes of roasting, arrange the tomatoes around the chicken in pan.
  8. Remove the tomatoes, shallots and chicken from the roasting pan.
  9. Cover the chicken, and let stand 10 minutes before carving.
  10. Serve the chicken with shallots and tomatoes.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing