Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes

Level: Easy
Total: 2 hr 10 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive: 10 min
Cook: 1 hr 30 min
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1/2 medium red onion, roughly chopped

1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh tarragon

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh dill

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

3 cloves garlic

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup plain yogurt

1 6- to 7-pound roasting chicken

2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pulse the onion, parsley, cilantro, tarragon, 2 tablespoons dill, the walnuts and garlic in a food processor. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, the vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste; pulse until smooth.

2. Stir half of the herb paste with the yogurt in a small bowl; cover and refrigerate.

3. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Loosen the skin with your fingers; rub some of the remaining herb paste under the skin and the rest on the outside of the bird. Truss the chicken. Place in a roasting pan; roast until the skin turns golden, about 30 minutes.

4. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Toss the tomatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Baste the chicken with the drippings and add the tomatoes, cut-side down, to the pan. Continue roasting until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 155 degrees, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper; let the chicken rest 10 minutes before carving.

5. Arrange the chicken and tomatoes on a platter; sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons dill. Serve with the yogurt sauce.


Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes
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Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes
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Classic Chimichurri

Classic Chimichurri

This classic Argentinian sauce couldn’t be more versatile. It’s amazing on flank steak, grilled shrimp, and even veggies like roasted zucchini. Use it as a marinade for beef or chicken, or spoon it over just-grilled meat while it rests on a cutting board. Heck, it’d even be good on fried eggs! Garlicky, super herbaceous, and tangy from vinegar and lemon zest, there’s nothing this genius sauce can’t improve.

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INGREDIENTS

 
1 c. flat-leaf parsley, firmly packed
 
3 cloves garlic 
 
2 tbsp.  fresh oregano
 
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
 
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
 
2 tsp. lemon zest, optional

Pinch red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

 

1. Combine parsley, garlic, and oregano in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until herbs are finely chopped and garlic is minced.

 

2. Transfer herbs to a medium bowl and stir in olive oil, vinegar, and lemon zest if using. Season with salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 


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