Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes
Tarragon Chicken Recipe


Tarragon Chicken

1 3- to 4-pound chicken
3/8 cup chopped fresh tarragon
Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
Malden salt or other flaky sea salt

Butterfly chicken by placing it breast-side down and, using kitchen shears, cutting along both sides of backbone and through small rib bones. Discard backbone, and place chicken in a large plastic bag with zipper. Add 1/2 cup tarragon, the lemon juice and zest, and olive oil. Expel as much air as possible from bag, and make sure marinade coats chicken. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour and up to 24 hours.

Heat oven to 450F. Place chicken in a roasting pan, spread flat, breast side up. Roast until skin is crisp and golden, 35 to 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with salt to taste, and cut into 8 serving pieces. Transfer to a platter, and garnish with remaining tarragon