8 tasty tarragon recipes

Tender, licorice-like tarragon is a classic seasoning in French chicken, vegetable, and seafood dishes

Cooking with fresh tarragon

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Cooking with fresh tarragon

Tender, licorice-like tarragon is a classic seasoning in French chicken, vegetable, and seafood dishes. If you love its flavor, feel free to experiment; it's also great with bacon and even strawberries.

White Wine Coq Au Vin

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Amy Machnak

White Wine Coq Au Vin

Chicken stew made with wine is a French classic. We’ve updated our version using white wine for a crisper flavor and we’ve cut the cooking time to make it weeknight friendly.

Recipe:  White Wine Coq Au Vin

French Herb Roast Chicken

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French Herb Roast Chicken

This dry rub works well with our Ultimate Roast Chicken or Best Last-Minute Roast Chicken recipes because it keeps the skin crisp. Serve with Crispy Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus.

For the French Herb rub, combine 2 tbsp. each coarsely chopped fresh tarragon leaves and chives; set half aside. In step 2, distribute half the chopped herbs in chicken pockets. When chicken comes out of the oven, brush with a small amount of pan juices, then scatter remaining herbs over it.

Recipes:

Ultimate Roast Chicken

Best Last-Minute Roast Chicken

Bacon and Herbs Mac 'n' Cheese

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Bacon and Herbs Mac 'n' Cheese

Homemade mac ’n’ cheese in 30 minutes? It's true. Creamy and bacon-studded, this dinner is the ultimate quick, comfort food.

Recipe: Bacon and Herbs Mac 'n' Cheese 

Seafood Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

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Seafood Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

The lemony mayo, briny capers, and peppery watercress pairs well with a bright, crisp Chardonnay, which offers up its sweet core of fruit to the shellfish.

Recipe: Seafood Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

Green Goddess Chicken Wraps

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Green Goddess Chicken Wraps

Wraps are great for many reasons: They're full of vegetables, they're portable, and you can use leftover dressing for salad the next day.

Recipe:  Green Goddess Chicken Wraps

Herbed Romaine Salad with Strawberries

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Herbed Romaine Salad with Strawberries

Strawberries go well with tender herbs like mint and tarragon. Tossed with toasted pistachios, creamy feta, romaine lettuce, and a very light honey-lemon dressing, the berries add bright notes to a refreshing salad.

Recipe: Herbed Romaine Salad with Strawberries

Sautéed Carrots with Tarragon

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Sautéed Carrots with Tarragon

This simple side dish pairs well with roasted chicken.

Recipe: Sautéed Carrots with Tarragon

Greens and Herbs Salad with Classic Vinaigrette

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Greens and Herbs Salad with Classic Vinaigrette

Most people tend to be timid about using enough salt in a vinaigrette, but the right amount—which may be different for each of us—really accents salad's "green" flavors.

Recipe: Greens and Herbs Salad with Classic Vinaigrette

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