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Poulet Roti ( French Roast Chicken ) Recipe

1 lg Roasting chicken (3-4lb)
1/2 Lemon
Salt & pepper
1 ts Fresh tarragon OR
1/2 ts Dried tarragon
3 (To 4) Strips bacon
2 tb (To 4) butter; melted
Fresh watercress garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Wipe chicken with damp towel. Rub with lemon. Sprinkle cavity with
tarragon. Salt and pepper outer skin. Place chicken on a rack in a
shallow roasting pan. Cover with bacon and roast for 30 minutes.
Remove bacon, baste with butter and pan juices. Roast another 30
minutes. Baste, and roast a final 10 minutes. Remove chicken, let
stand 5 minutes before carving. Garnish with watercress. Makes 4