Perfect Roast Chicken Breast

When it comes to roasting chicken breasts the question comes down to two options,  “Bone-In or “Boneless“? Cooking meat on the bone always brings more flavor to the table.

Chef Tip: – Meats cooked closer to bone often cook quicker than meat cooked off from the bone.perfect roast chicken breast



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Perfect Roast Chicken Breast
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Simple chicken breast recipe with a creamy tarragon sauce. A skill every good cook has in their toolbox. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French | American
Keyword: Perfect Roast Chicken Breast
  • 4 Chicken Breasts. Bone-In will cook quicker & offer more flavor
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 6 Carrots sliced in half - lengthwise
  • Half onion - sliced thinly
Tarragon Cream Sauce
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 1 Tbsp chopped Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Honey Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees.
  2. First salt and pepper the chicken breasts.
  3. Next paint on olive oil making sure to cover all parts of the chicken breasts
Creating Roasting Rack To Place Chicken On
  1. Slice Carrots lengthwise and place them in the bottom of the roasting pan. I suggest using cast iron to cook the chicken.
  2. Slice half of the onion thinly and layout on top of the carrots.
  3. Next, place the chicken breasts on top of the carrots and onions.
Cooking Chicken Breasts
  1. Place chicken breast in the middle of the oven at 400 degrees. Roast chicken until internal temperature of 158 is reached (Suggest using meat temperature probe/ meat thermometer. The chicken will rest outside of the oven and continue to increase in temperature all the way up to 165 degrees, Rest a minimum of 3 minutes.
Making the Cream Sauce
  1. Add 1 cup of half & half to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce. Be careful that the heat doesn't get too high and burn the milk. Medium heat.
  2. Once the sauce has tightened up from reducing add in 1 tsp of mustard and mix.
  3. Next, add the fresh chopped tarragon.
  4. Salt & Pepper to taste.


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There is one more thing to mention when it comes to chicken breast cookery. Have you ever heard of an Air-Line Chicken Breast? It’s more of a European style of cooking a chicken breast. The chicken breast is butchered, but the wing bone is kept attached. The meat close to chicken wings is very moist and flavorful. They really got this one right. It’s not mainstream in America, yet. It’s actually catching on these days with Chefs trying to impress their guest with new and exciting way to present dishes.


Here is an article by Serious Eats that covers how to cut out an Air-Line Chicken Breast

Knife Skills: How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast


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