We are accompanying some jollof rice with this delicious Tarragon coconut lime chicken. Bone in, juicy and oh so delicious. Tarragon is not something I work with very often but now I ask myself why is that? There is something very refreshing and sort of delicate about Tarragon. Marinating this chicken with tarragon and also using it as garnish on the rice definitely brings in a new depth of flavors.
The Tarragon Switch
So sometimes…..well these days most of the time I will order groceries for pickup. On this blessed day I was wondering how and why on earth sage will be substituted for tarragon. When I look at my receipt I see Sage but in my bag I see tarragon. Well, I wasn’t too happy because my plan for the day was simple. Make some sweet potato gnocchi and serve with a sage butter sauce. Well, that plan is out the window real quick. M husband, says he wouldn’t be able to tell sage from tarragon either! Hmmm, someone just wasn’t paying attention I said. And no, I’ll not be telling you the store I get my groceries from because this is a first. And it’s a mistake that ends with this delightful plate of rice and chicken.
You can serve this chicken with whatever meal you want. Salads, couscous, wraps, you will not be disappointed. And you might just revisit tarragon like I did. I think parsley and cilantro might be stepping out of the way. You know the drill, share with friends and family. Sometimes I enjoy my meals solo, but this feast is for my mom and little 10 month baby girl. The chicken was perfect for my double tooth/ gummy mouth. It’s exhilarating to watch pick it up from her table, with her tiny fingers. Seeing her chewing so seriously with no teeth. How times flies. Hope you enjoy this one like we did.