Chicken thighs and drumsticks with lemon and tarragon

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Chicken thighs and drumsticks with lemon and tarragon

Main Serves 2 50 min
The lemon and tarragon in this recipe bring a distinctive freshness to the roasted chicken. Try it with plain boiled rice or new potatoes and a fresh green salad.


  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 heaped tsp tarragon, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Melt ¾ of the butter with the oil in a frying pan until it begins to foam then add the chicken pieces and fry until golden brown all over.
  • Step 2

    Transfer the chicken and remaining butter to a small casserole dish. Slice the lemon, cut the slices in half and add to the chicken. Season and bake in the oven with the lid on for 20 minutes.
  • Step 3

    Remove the lid, stir in the tarragon and the rest of the butter and cook for a further 10 minutes before serving.

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