A classic ingredient in French cooking, tarragon is known for its cool, bittersweet minty flavor and anise-like aroma. Use it to flavor egg and cheese dishes, as well as meat and poultry.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place chicken, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix oil, tarragon, garlic, pepper and salt in medium bowl. Add tomatoes and shallots; toss to coat. Remove tomatoes and shallots. Set aside. Brush the chicken with remaining oil mixture
Roast 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. During last 25 minutes of roasting, arrange shallots around chicken in pan. During the last 10 minutes of roasting, arrange tomatoes around chicken in pan
Remove tomatoes, shallots and chicken from the roasting pan. Cover chicken; let stand 10 minutes before carving. Serve chicken with shallots and tomatoes