French Chicken Breast with Orange Tarragon Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 chicken breasts, skin on and wing bone attached
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs tarragon
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter, cut into bits
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Put 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large skillet and place it over high heat for 2 minutes. Season the chicken breasts with a sprinkling of salt and pepper and place 4 of the breasts in the pan skin side down. Sear for 1 minute or until the skin is crispy and a golden brown. Turn the breasts and sear 1 more minute. Remove to a baking dish and repeat the process with the rest of the butter, oil and breasts. Place the baking dish into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Add orange juice, chicken broth, and tarragon to the hot skillet. Cook until reduced by about 3/4 (sauce should coat the back of a spoon). Right before serving, whisk in the butter. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Serve the chicken with the sauce spooned over the top.


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