Baked Chicken with Tarragon & Dijon Mustard

Baked Chicken with Tarragon & Dijon Mustard

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

For the crispiest coating in this healthy baked chicken recipe, be sure to start with coarse dry breadcrumbs, or toast fresh breadcrumbs in the oven until they're dry before pressing onto the chicken. If you like, prepare this dish with 8 thighs and 8 drumsticks instead of the leg quarters—the cooking time stays the same.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken leg quarters (4½-5 pounds), skin removed
  • ⅔ cup coarse dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mash butter with mustard, tarragon and pepper in a bowl until combined. Place chicken in a roasting pan (or large baking dish) and brush the tops and sides with the mustard mixture. Toss breadcrumbs and oil in a bowl. Press the breadcrumbs onto the chicken.
  3. Roast the chicken until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part without touching bone registers 165°F, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately, drizzled with the cooking juices, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 leg quarter
  • Per serving: 315 calories; 16 g fat(6 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 19 mcg folate; 193 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 177 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 436 mg sodium; 402 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4½ lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

February 15, 2017
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By: Penelope Wall
The tarragon and mustard is such a lovely combination.
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