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fireman bob's tarr chic with smas garl pota.......

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Bob Cooney
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Here is my " take " on Tarragon Chicken with Smashed Garlic Potatoes... I LOVE the taste of tarragon..... Hope You all enjoy!!!!! The Fireman ! :)

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For fireman bob's tarr chic with smas garl pota.......

  • 6 lb
    chicken - whole
  • 2 tsp
    course sea salt - or to taste - divided
  • 2 tsp
    white pepper - or to taste - divided
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    butter - melted - divided
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken stock - homemade or store bought
  • 3 lg
    lemons - fresh - 1/4 inch sliced
  • 1 lg
    white onion - diced fine
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh tarragon - diced fine - plus 1 tsp dried tarragon - diced fine
  • juice - from lemons
  • zest - from lemons
  • 6 lg
    potatoes - yukon gold - cubed into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1
    head of roasted garlic - see note on roasting garlic
  • 4 lg
    green onions - chopped fine

How To Make fireman bob's tarr chic with smas garl pota.......

  • 1
    NOTE: Roasting Garlic is very simple to do if You haven't done it before... Just take a Bulb of Garlic ( Head ) and " cut " the top off leaving the cloves exposed, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on the top of the bulbs/heads and wrap in foil tightly. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. If this is your first time roasting garlic, You will want to do more then You need, because You will fall in love with the taste... see roasted garlic photo...
  • 2
    For the Chicken... Place half of the lemon slices under the skin all around and inside the cavity... Prepare the Whole Chicken by combining 1 cup of melted butter, heavy cream, and lemon juice over the whole chicken... Combine the flour, salt, and pepper, lemon zest, and tarragon, fresh and dried. Sprinkle the flour mixture all over the Chicken.
  • 3
    Place the Chicken in a Large Dutch Oven and add the chicken stock and white onions. Cook at 250 degrees for 3 hours. HEY !!!! I said Dutch Oven!!! NOT the sink !!!!!! hehehe
  • 4
    For the Smashed Garlic Potatoes... ....and just for You Sherry and Dee... here is the link where I got the photo from... ENJOY !!! and this link is for the boiling potatoes photo....
  • 5
    In a large pan, add salt, and enough water, to cover the potatoes, bring to a boil and simmer till done. Drain pan, add 1 cup melted butter, the cloves of 1 bulb of the roasted garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Taking a potato smasher, blend all ingredients till semi smashed, leaving " chunks " of potato....
  • 6
    When all is done, serve with a Great Crusty Bread and serve hot.... Yep! here is the link for the crusty bread Sherry and Dee.... Just for You..... SMILE !!!!
  • 7
    ENJOY !!!!!