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Easy Roasted Chicken with Tarragon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Julia Day


  • 1 3-4 lb Whole chicken
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1 head garlic cut in half width-wise
  • 1 bunch fresh tarragon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee softened
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion sliced in rounds


  • Set oven to 425 degees
  • Remove giblets from chicken and pat down chicken to remove excess moisture
  • Salt and pepper the inside of the chicken and stuff with quartered lemon, halved garlic and the tarragon bunch
  • Mix olive oil, ghee, salt, pepper, tarragon and lemon zest together and rub on the outside of the chicken
  • Place onions on bottom of roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place chicken on top of onions and roast for approx 1 hour and 20 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.