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Chicken with Tarragon Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Tarragon Sauce Recipe

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This is comfort food at its finest. I cook it at least once a week and usually serve with homemade mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh green beans. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add shallot to same pan; cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Add cream, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Increase heat to medium-high; cook until slightly thickened. Stir in 2 teaspoons tarragon, lemon juice and remaining salt. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining tarragon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Tarragon Sauce in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

"My husband and I really liked this. I used half and half instead of whipping cream and green onion instead of shallots."

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"I made this recipe exactly as written except I used 2 green onions (scallions) in place of the shallot. My family kept saying how good it was. It was so quick and easy to prepare. Definitely a keeper!"

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"I added garlic to the recipe and I wanted , more gavey other than that great recipe"

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This was soooo simple and soooo good. A great midweek meal. Next time I will be using dill instead of tarragon."

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This dish is delicious! Will make this many time over."

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