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Tarragon and Chive Roasted Chicken


Tarragon Roasted Chicken

Tarragon Roasted Chicken

Image © Diana Rattray
Fresh herbs and butter help to flavor and moisten this delicious roasted chicken.


  • 1 chicken, about 5 pounds
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • olive oil


Heat oven to 350°. Arrange a rack in a roasting pan.

Wash chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle all over and in the cavity with salt and pepper. Set the bird on the rack in the roasting pan.

Combine the butter, tarragon, chives, and mustard. Rub the mixture under the skin on both sides of the breast and rub any remaining herb mixture over the bird. Lightly brush with olive oil.

Roast for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or to 180° on an instant read thermometer in the thickest part of a thigh. Baste occasionally with pan juices.

Serves 6.

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