Orange Tarragon Chicken

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This is a great way to marinate chicken for the grill.

Orange Tarragon Chicken

  • 2-4 chicken pieces skinned
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 3 tbsp fresh tarragon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt/pepper

Juice oranges. Grind all ingredients together in a blender. Pour over chicken and let marinate at least four hours. Grill over moderate heat.

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27 Responses to Orange Tarragon Chicken

  1. nrhatch says:

    I like the look of that orange squash (or sweet potato) on the turquoise plate . . . 😀

  2. Kristy says:

    Yum! And I was just thinking about tarragon the other day and how I don’t use it all that often. And jalapenos and oranges together sound great!

  3. I’m jealous that you have weather nice enough to go out and grill! 🙂 Looks yummy!

  4. TasteFood says:

    Yes it is! I love tarragon.

  5. I have tarragon that wintered over in my garden- this sounds great!

  6. Carolyn Chan says:

    What a great combination of flavours!

  7. I read the title and was like, yum! this sounds so good!
    I don’t use tarragon much although I love its smell and flavor

  8. spree says:

    Niiiice!! Love the orange and tarragon, and love a little kick from the jalapeño! Good one!

  9. This sounds really good.

  10. Mad Dog says:

    Great flavour combination!

  11. Eva Taylor says:

    What a coincidence, Kelly over at Inspired Edibles made Lemon Thyme Chicken the other day. I love pairing herbes and Citrus with poultry. Very nice.

  12. Nice marinade…be good on Mahi or swordfish, for the seafood crowd!

  13. Lovely – you know we like using oranges a lot here, so this is great!

  14. I love those recipe that are on spicy side.

  15. ceciliag says:

    I am going to do this right now, i have tarragon somewhere in the garden.. this will be perfect for dinner, I love the zesty hit from oranges with chicken! c

  16. zestybeandog says:

    Tarragon is so wonderful! I often forget about it, I just bought some last week so I’ll be using it more… 🙂

  17. My eye keeps going to the sweet potato puree in the picture haha – awesome flavors for dinner:)

  18. Karista says:

    What a great summer grill recipe!! Spicy, sweet and herby. Lovely combinations…

  19. Courtney says:

    Love the orange/tarragon combo!

  20. Karen says:

    When the grilling season starts, this will be a nice marinade to use. I always grow tarragon in my garden.

  21. Caroline says:

    Yuuum sounds delicious! I’m a chicken fiend, so I’m always looking for new recipes. This is going in the books.

  22. OMG- I can’t wait for bbq weather!

  23. egg me on says:

    Wow … so so so simple. Great idea. Love the fresh combination of orange and tarragon. I cannot wait for grilling season. That’s grilling season up here in New England. Which should be in, oh … 2 more months. (grumble, grumble)

  24. A perfect combo of flavors…love tarragon and citrus together, and the little kick from the jalapeno makes for happy chickens, I’ll bet!

  25. I will be making this recipe to use up the tarragon I have leftover from my last tarragon chicken recipe!

  26. Pingback: Orange Tarragon Chicken « A Poet in the Kitchen

  27. Bookmarked.. along with your cinco recipes!!

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