Four-Star Tarragon Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes enough for


    roast chicken
    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

This sauce is the same jus as in the main roast chicken recipe, strained, enhanced with some shallot and tarragon and butter, and thickened slightly so that it has an appealing body. This is how the best of all possible roast chickens concludes.



Follow the roast chicken recipe through making the jus, stopping just before you add the final cup of water.

While the wine and first cup of water are reducing, make a beurre manié by combining tablespoons of the butter with the flour. Knead it till it is a uniform paste.

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