Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Savory Baked Chicken

Here's another delicious recipe from my friend and guest blogger crazypotato.

I was having a busy week and wanted to do something super quick (to prepare) and easy (meaning let it cook in an oven or crock pot without me having to mess with it). This recipe fitted the bill. Delicious, just sprinkle the stuff on top and put it in the oven while you take care of other business (such as, piano practice, painting, exercising, quality time with family, or watching Star Trek reruns on Youtube). Then just take it out and eat it. :-)

Savory baked chicken
2 1/2 to 3-lb frying chicken, cut up
3 tbsp margarine, melted
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp tarragon leaves
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper

Heat oven to 325 F. Place chicken pieces in 13x9 inch pan. Combine margarine and lemon juice; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with salt, tarragon, paprika and pepper. Cover with foil. Bake at 325 F for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake another 15 minutes or until tender.

From The Pillsbury Cookbook


  1. that sounds great! I think I'd use butter though. Not a margarine fan. Otherwise I believe that I might just make this on Friday!

  2. Oh, YUM! Sounds a bit like our old Greek chicken recipe, using oregano in place of the tarragon. I'd like to make this in the crock pot, guessing 6 hours on low? Thanks!

  3. Yes, I'm sure it would be good in the crock pot too, but I'd probably take off the chicken skin and add a little chicken broth if I were going to do it that way.