Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Prep Time
10 Mins
Other Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Heat oven to 400° F.

Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the oil and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Place in a roasting pan or baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the peaches, shallots, vinegar, thyme, and the remaining oil, salt, and pepper. Scatter the peach mixture around the chicken. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and a thigh registers 180° F on a meat thermometer, about 1 hour, 10 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with the peaches and pan sauce.

Tip: If you can't find fresh peaches, substitute one 16-ounce bag of thawed frozen peaches. Quarter, rather than halve, the shallots, and add the shallot-peach mixture to the pan after the chicken has been in the oven for 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

JudithInBklyn's Review

September 07, 2011
Absolutely delicious. Used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and cooked accordingly.

rockyhillgal's Review

June 14, 2011

Kimby88's Review

September 06, 2010
Delicious. The peaches practically melted away. Next time I would watch the chicken a little bit more to ensure it doesn't dry out.