Tarragon and Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs

Tarragon and Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs

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Tender and juicy chicken thighs tossed a harmonious blend of fresh tarragon, sweet honey, and zesty lemon: a perfect balance of herbaceous, sweet, and citrusy goodness. This dish is not only super tasty but also super easy to make: it's become a family favourite of ours (and will likely become one of yours too!)
Course Main Course
Servings 8 chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 meat thermometer
  • paper towel


For Chicken:

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • olive or vegetable oil, to prevent sticking

For Sauce:

  • cup honey
  • cup fresh lemon juice (approx 2 medium lemons)
  • cup water
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp butter, salted recommended
  • 1-2 pinches salt omit if using salted butter


  • 1. With a paper towel, pat chicken thighs to remove moisture
  • 2. Lightly coat with olive or vegetable oil
  • 3. Barbecue (directly on grill or in cast-iron pan) OR pan fry on stovetop for 8 - 10 minutes per side (when done, thermometer should read 170°-180℉)

While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce:

  • 1. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine honey, lemon juice, butter, tarragon and salt (if using unsalted butter). Stir well.
  • 2. Fill a measuring cup with ⅓ cup of water. Add cornstarch and mix well
  • 3. Add corn starch mixture to saucepan
  • 4. Bring to a light boil then turn heat down to simmer for 1 minute
  • 5. Remove from heat

Once chicken is done cooking, coat with sauce; using as much as desired


    • This is also great using drumsticks or wings
    • When checking the temperature: insert the thermometer parallel to the bone and as close to the thickest part of the thigh as possible 
    • Patting the meat dry before coating with oil prevents the chicken from sticking to the grill or pan 


    Serving: 1thighCalories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 16.1gFat: 20.5gSaturated Fat: 6.9gCholesterol: 93.9mgSodium: 76mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 11.6g
    Keywords: chicken recipes, chicken thighs

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