Lime Tarragon Roasted Chicken with Gravy

“A friend of mine, from Costa Rica, made a simular offering almost 20 years ago. I never forgot the taste, so recently I decided to try & reconstruct it, adding my own touch. I hope you like it.”
2hrs 20mins
1 chicken

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chicken, removing innards.
  2. Place chicken in roaster (or pan w/loose foil).
  3. Mix lime juice, soy sauce and tarragon and spoon over chicken, make sure to put some in cavity.
  4. Bake 375 Degrees.
  5. About every 1/2 hour baste with juices from pan.
  6. Bake time should be about 1 3/4 to 2 hours.
  7. Internal temp.
  8. should be 185 degrees when done.
  9. Remove cover last 1/2 hour of baking.
  10. Place chicken on platter, cover loosely w/ foil.
  11. Add enough water to drippings to make 2 1/2 cups liquid, pour into saucepan.
  12. Mix 1/2 cup water with corn starch, add to saucepan.
  13. Wisking liquid, bring to slow boil until thickened.
  14. Add small amount of salt or garlic if needed.
  15. Serve with chicken and mashed potatoes.

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