Orange-Tarragon Chicken

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"Yummy baked chicken flavored with citrus and tarragon. I like recipes that let me sit and relax with guests while it cooks and smells amazing. Prep time is marinating time."

Original is 8 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (169.4 g)
  • Calories 186.5
  • Total Fat - 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 272.2 mg
  • Sodium - 180.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 16.2 g
  • Protein - 20.4 g
  • Calcium - 28.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place chicken breast halves in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.

Step 2

Combine orange rind and the next 9 ingredients; stir well. Pour the orange juice mixture over the chicken; cover and marinate in the refrigerator 2 hours.

Step 3

Bake the chicken, covered, at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove chicken to a serving platter keep warm.

Step 4

Place the remaining liquid in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes. Combine cornstarch and Grand Marnier, stirring well. Add cornstarch mixture to the liquid in the saucepan; cook 1 minute or until the mixture is slightly thickened. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Garnish, if desired.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Very good chicken! I, too, had to thin the sauce down a bit. Loved the orangy goodness!


review by:
(25 Feb 2019)


We loved that sauce! The chicken was very tasty and cooked perfectly, but the sauce was the star. I had to thin mine out a bit because it turned out too thick for me for some reason. It was full of flavor and tasted so good on top of chicken and rice. Next time, I think I might try the sauce over bone-in chicken thighs and legs. Thank you!


review by:
(3 Feb 2019)


The sauce is the star of this dish, and so easy too. I am going to try the sauce with thighs next time and maybe even boneless pork chops. Thanks for the easy, tasty keeper.


review by:
(25 Jan 2019)


This sauce is to die for! I made 1 chicken breast for myself and made 1/2 of the sauce. I ended up dipping my potatoes and peas in this sauce too. lol. Truly awesome dish. Thanks for sharing, breezer.


review by:
(12 Feb 2018)


Too bad we're limited to only 5 stars. This is worth 6 stars, hands down! The time it takes to prepare is mostly marinating and baking time, the hands-on time is really minimal, maybe 10 minutes total. The orange tarragon sauce is so delicious over the chicken. I drizzled some of the extra sauce over plain rice too, and it was great. Using fresh tarragon was well worth it because the fresh herb taste really came through. Thanks, breezermom. This was delicious!


review by:
(29 Mar 2017)

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