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Tarragon-Lime Chicken

 Tarragon-Lime Chicken
The mother of a former boyfriend shared this recipe with me, and I held onto it when the relationship ended! People will rave over this chicken's refreshing, slightly tart taste.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 7 to 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup for basting
  • Add chicken to bag; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate several hours
  • or overnight. Cover and refrigerate reserved marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-low
  • heat for 7 minutes. Turn and baste with reserved marinade. Grill,
  • covered, for 23-28 minutes longer or until juices run clear, turning
  • and basting frequently with marinade. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.