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Rabbit with Tarragon Sauce

Golden rabbit pieces covered in a savory herbed gravy make this a satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs main dish. One of my favorite herbs, tarragon, provides subtle flavor that goes so well with rabbit. -Yvonne Kessler, Pangman, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 rabbits (2 to 2-1/2 pounds each), cut up
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • In a resealable plastic bag, combine flour, tarragon, salt and pepper. Add the rabbit pieces, one at a time, and shake well.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter; add oil. Saute the rabbit pieces, a few at a time, until browned. Add broth; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until tender. Thicken the pan juices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 265 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.

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