Chicken with Dijon Butter

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A roast chicken bursting with flavor. Fragrant with Dijon mustard and tarragon the golden bird is accompanied by roasted potatoes and apples.


6 tbsp. butter, soft

1 tbsp. chopped shallots

1 tbsp. fresh tarragon

2 tbsp. Maille Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
1 (3 1/2 lb.) chicken
2 oz. bacon, cut crosswise
16 pearl onions, peeled
4 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
2 thyme sprigs
2 Gala apples, peeled, wedged
24 button mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, chopped


1. Mix 4 tbsp. butter, shallots, tarragon, and mustard, and spread mixture under breast skin and on leg flesh.

2. Melt remaining butter and brush on chicken. Place in roasting pan, scatter bacon around and roast at 425°F for 15 min.

3. Add onion, potatoes, and thyme. Baste and bake for 15 min. Add apples, mushroom, garlic. Baste again and bake for 15 min. or until done.

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