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Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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, 1,021 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 76 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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