Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe
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Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

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Break out the slow cooker and start the week off on an easy note with this all-in-one recipe. A cup of chicken broth may be substituted for the water and chicken bouillon granules.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ounces prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend, thawed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1-1/3 cups orzo mixture equals 737 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 1021 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 76 g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Stir vegetables and cream into the slow cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until vegetables are heated through. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Serve with chicken and vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Tarragon Chicken in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p6

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I added corn and cauliflower. Awesome meal. Chicken was a little dry but taste was there."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"Creamy tarragon chicken is so good and so easy to make. It's a keeper and one my family asks for on a regular basis. It's going in my recipe box and we'll be making it many more times."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I added fresh mushrooms to the mix of vegetables. It was easy to fix and smelled heavenly while cooking."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"I Love Tarragon !!!"

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