Pan-Roasted Chicken With Vinegar-Tarragon Sauce

"A recipe from the Dec/Jan issue of Cooks Country magazine. The recipe notes to cut split breasts in half crosswise and/or drumsticks and thighs."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
3 pounds
Serves:
4
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directions

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth. Whisk in vinegar, honey and set aside.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in 12" skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook chicken skin side down until well browned, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to plate, skin side up.
  • Pour off all but 1 T fat from skillet and return to medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk broth mixture and add to skillet, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a boil and return chicken to skillet skin side up, along with accumulated juices. Move skillet to oven and cook until breasts register 160 degrees and drumsticks/thighs register 175 degrees, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to serving platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest while preparing sauce. Return skillet to medium-high heat (skillet handle will be hot) bring to boil and cook until sauce is slightly thickened 5-7 minutes. off heat, whisk butter, tarragon and any accumulated juices from platter into sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

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