Tarragon Baked Chicken

1
Leslie Coleman

By
@zeeteca

Tired of dry or bland baked chicken? Don't want to add calorie-laden sauces? This recipe produces a fragrant, juicy baked chicken that looks just as lucious as it tastes.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 40 Min

Ingredients

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6
chicken breast, with skin and bones.
4 clove
garlic, minced.
1/2 c
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
tarragon
2 Tbsp
rosemary
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1 tsp
white or black ground pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Tarragon Baked Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-oven to 325 degrees.
    Lightly grease bottom of 13x9" baking dish.
    With clean hands, coat each chicken breast all over with olive oil.
    Arrange chicken pieces in baking dish.
  • 2Gently lift a bit of the chicken breast skin and tuck some mincled garlic (plus a rosemary sprig, if desired) under the skin.

    Pour lemon juice over the top of chicken breasts.

    Sprinkle herbs and spices over tops of chicken breasts. (The more tarragon, the better!)
  • 3Bake uncovered 45 minutes to 1 hour (or when pricked with a toothpick the juices are clear. Skin will be a beautiful golden brown.
  • 4Important: Remove dish from oven and immediately cover with foil. Tuck foil into sides and corners of dish to trap steam. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving. This ensures that the juices return to the center of each chicken breast!

    Option: The chicken bone is easily removed at this point by turning the breast upside down. Bone will easily pull away from meat with one pull.
  • 5Presentation. Yellow Rice and Steamed Green Beans creates a clorful plate. (Add leftover lemon juice and butter to freshly steamed green beans. Gently turn beans to coat.

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About Tarragon Baked Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #baked, #Herb




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