When dinner has to be quick-and-easy, I don’t usually think of baked chicken. But this recipe fits the bill. You can make it in less than an hour and most of that time the chicken bakes unattended. The dish requires few ingredients and it is delicious cold if there are leftovers.
If those attributes aren’t enough, baked lemon tarragon chicken is a budget meal too. I made enough for 4 people for about $8, including the price of the seasonings. With rice and a salad, this meal costs less per serving than a Chipotle chicken burrito, a McDonald’s McChicken meal, or a grilled chicken sandwich at Potbelly Sandwich Shop. And it tastes a heck of a lot better too!
As you are making this recipe, remember the chicken basics, especially rules #1-7 and #10. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to handling poultry.