Mustard Tarragon Chicken Recipe
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Mustard Tarragon Chicken Recipe

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I usually prepare this chicken in the morning, refrigerate it the rest of the day and then just pop it into the oven right before mealtime.—Beth Brown, Naples, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 311 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 476 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Combine the butter, mustard and garlic salt in a shallow bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, tarragon and pepper in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken into butter mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mustard Tarragon Chicken in Country Woman May/June 2002, p39

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I always have tarragon on hand but rarely remember to try it more often. So I searched for recipes and this caught my eye. Wow-very simple and yummy. The whole family loved it!"

Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"This dish is delish! Next time, I might add a tad more mustard & tarragon for a bit more bite.

~ Theresa"

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