Broiled Chicken in Walnut Sauce

Broiled Chicken in Walnut Sauce

  • Prep: 6 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 6 hr 40 min
  • Serving: 5 pounds of chicken

Juicy pieces of chicken are first marinated in a lemon, garlic and tarragon blend and then broiled to perfection while being basted with a delicious walnut sauce.


  • 2 chickens (2-1/2 pounds each), quartered, rinsed, and patted dry
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 sprigs fresh tarragon, stems crushed with the back of a knife
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped and divided
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fenugreek


  1. Put the 1/2 cup olive oil, a few pinches of salt and pepper, 3/4 cup lemon juice, 3 cloves of chopped garlic and the tarragon into a bowl and whisk vigorously until blended. Coat the chicken with the marinade, cover and then place into the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to marinate.
  2. In the mealtime, place the walnuts and the remaining garlic into a food processor and process until the mixture is finely ground. Transfer the walnut mixture to a bowl and stir in the cilantro, remaining lemon juice, coriander, red pepper, turmeric and fenugreek.
  3. Prepare the oven broiler.
  4. Place the chicken on a greased broiling pan and cook about 3-4 inches from the heat, turning occasionally and basting frequently with the walnut sauce. Broil the chick for about 30 minutes or until the chicken runs clear. Serve immediately.

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