Chicken With Tarragon Cream Sauce

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READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out.
  3. Pat dry.
  4. Sprinkle chicken inside with salt and pepper.
  5. Place tarragon sprigs in cavity.
  6. Rub butter all over outside of chicken.
  7. Place chicken in roasting pan.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Pour 1/2 cup water into roasting pan.
  10. Roast chicken until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175°F and juices run clear when thigh is pierced, basting occasionally with pan juices, about 1 hour.
  11. Transfer chicken to platter; cover with foil while making sauce.
  12. Transfer pan juices to medium saucepan.
  13. Freeze until fat rises to top, about 10 minutes.
  14. Spoon off fat; discard.
  15. Add vermouth to pan juices in saucepan.
  16. Boil until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
  17. Add cream and tarragon and boil until mixture thickens to sauce consistency, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  18. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  19. Serve with chicken.

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