Chicken With Tarragon

Course : French
Serves: 4
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1 tablespoon butter
2 medium carrots -- sliced
2 sprigs green celery tops
4 sprigs parsley
3 pounds ready to cook chicken
3 cups clear chicken broth
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 whole clove
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 large egg yolks

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter in Dutch oven. Add carrots, onions, celery, and parsley. Cover and cook over low flame for 30 minutes. Lay chicken over vegetables. Add chicken broth and water. Bring to boil. Add 1/4 teaspoon tarragon, clove, and salt. Cover and simmer very gently for 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken is tender. Keep warm. In small, heavy saucepan, place 3 cups of liquid in which chicken was cooked, and add 1/4 teaspoon tarragon. Bring to boil over brisk flame until reduced to half. Stir in egg yolks and heat without boiling. Serve chicken on a heated platter. Serve sauce in sauce boat. Recipe Source: THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Fernande Garvin

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