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Chicken Tarragon

What is Chicken tarragon?
A delicate chicken dish enhanced by the flavor of tarragon.

Region Prep time / Cooking time


15 mins / 1 hour 10 mins


3 to 4 lb roasting chicken
4 sprigs fresh tarragon, or 1 tsp dried tarragon
2 shallots, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 tb cornstarch
2 tb Port
2 tb butter
Salt and pepper

Chicken Tarragon Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2: Season inside the chicken with half of the tarragon, 1 tablespoon of butter, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the chicken with tarragon, chopped shallots, salt and pepper. Keep a pinch of tarragon for the sauce.

Step 3: Roast for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the oven.

Step 4: Simmer chicken stock for 2 minutes in a saucepan. Keep 1 tablespoon of stock and remove the rest.

Step 5: Blend cornstarch and Port together. Add the chicken stock. Boil at high heat, and until sauce has thickened. Add a pinch of tarragon and 1 tablespoon of butter.

Step 6: Pour the liquid over the chicken.

Serving: with rice or potatoes

Wine suggestion: Chablis or Pouilly Fuissé, white Meursault, Vouvray, Provence rosé, Saint Estèphe (French Wine Guide).

Bon appetit!


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