Roast Chicken with Lemon and Tarragon



1 whole Sunday Roaster chicken (approximately 6-7 lbs)
3 sprigs tarragon, divided use
1/4 t white pepper
1 lemon, Sliced into quarters
1 thick slice of onion, leave the skin on
2 T butter
Cracked black pepper
Coarsely ground Kosher salt
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1 cup onions, sliced
2 cups chicken stock, low sodium Read More

Roasted Lemon Chicken



2 T olive oil
8 garlic cloves, sliced or minced
2 shallots, minced
1 t dried thyme
1/4 cup Sherry
1 t soy sauce, dark, low sodium
1 T lemon juice
4 chicken breasts
4 chicken thighs
1/4 t sea salt
1 t black pepper
2 lemons, rinsed, dried, quartered, and deseeded
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Read More

Tony’s Zesty Pinot Grigio

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1 bottle very cold Pinot Grigio
1 bottle very cold Club Soda
1 t very finely grated lemon zest

Spoon Mage™ Notes:

This works with the zest or juice of your favorite citrus. Replace zest with juice if you do not care for the bitter flavor of zest. Just add a splash of lemon juice when you mix the drink. Read More

Grilled Lemon Chicken


3-4 lbs bone in skin on chicken breasts and/or thighs (the Spoon Mage loves thighs!)

Marinade Ingredients:

2 T lemon zest
1 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 t dried thyme
1 t dried rosemary
2 T fresh parsley
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Read More