Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spring roasted chicken with tarragon recipe

The Chicken Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious chicken recipes) invites you to try Spring roasted chicken with tarragon recipe. Enjoy our collection of quick & easy recipes and learn how to make Spring roasted chicken with tarragon.

 Serves 4
5 mins to prepare and 1 hr 20 mins to cook
980 calories / serving

1 Everyday Value whole chicken, about 1.3kg (2.9lb)
25g (1oz) Everyday Value unsalted butter, softened
1 x 30g pack fresh tarragon
a sprig of fresh thyme
200ml (7floz) Everyday Value white wine
1 x 300g bag shallots, peeled
1 bulb of Everyday Value garlic
175g Everyday Value unsmoked back bacon rashers, chopped
150g (5oz) Everyday Value peas, defrosted if frozen or blanched if fresh
Everyday Value new potatoes, to serve
Everyday Value mixed vegetables, to serve

Preheat the oven Gas 5, 190°C, 375°F. Put the chicken in a roasting tray. Smear the butter all over and season well. Put a large sprig of the tarragon and the thyme into the cavity and pour the wine around, adding a splash of water as well.

Roast for 30mins, then add the whole shallots, bacon and garlic to the tin. Roast for another 40mins, adding a splash more water if the juices in the roasting tray dry up. Lift the chicken with some tongs so the juices run from the cavity. The chicken is cooked if the juices are clear - if they're still slightly pink, cook for a further 10mins.

Stir the peas into the juices around the bird and scatter with some fresh tarragon. Allow to sit for 10mins, then remove from the roasting tin and carve.

Reduce the juices a little to make some gravy and serve with new potatoes and vegetables or salad.

Cooking tip

If you've got leftover chicken, turn it into a tasty and quick chicken salad. Shred the meat and toss it together with boiled baby new potatoes and mixed salad leaves. Just before serving, dress it with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.

From Tesco Real Food 

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