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Tarragon and garlic make great combination with chicken. This stuffing is based on a chicken dish from Spago, a famous restaurant in Beverley Hills, which used parsley instead of tarragon.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tbsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. Separate the garlic cloves, peel them and place in a small pan. Cover with water and simmer for about 40 minutes, topping up with more water if necessary, until the garlic is very soft.
  2. Drain the garlic and crush to a paste with the flat of a knife. Mix with the tarragon and season well.
  3. The stuffing should be smeared between the skin and flesh of the breast and leg. A natural pocket can be found by easing the skin away from the flesh.
  4. With one hand and a tablespoon of the stuffing, venture under the skin, pushing the stuffing in and being sure not to break the skin.
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