Roast Chicken with Apples, Thyme and Shallots Recipe
2 apples, cored and quartered
12 shallots, peeled
1 bunch thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 3-4 pound chicken, rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place apples, 10 shallots and half the thyme in bottom of roasting pan; drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Push apples and shallots to the edges of roasting pan. Place remaining shallots and thyme in body of chicken and tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place chicken in center of roasting pan and rub with remaining olive oil, and then season liberally with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and roast until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, about 90 minutes.