Stovetop Tarragon Chicken Recipe
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Stovetop Tarragon Chicken Recipe

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My oldest daughter can't get enough of the tarragon sauce. She uses biscuits to soak up every drip. My husband and I like it over mashed potatoes. —Tina Westover, La Mesa, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) julienned carrots
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 small zucchini, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast with 1 cup vegetables: 345 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with paprika. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; remove from pan.
  2. Add carrots and mushrooms to same pan; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, mix soup, tarragon and lemon juice until blended; pour over vegetables. Return chicken to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, 8 minutes. Top with zucchini; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165° and vegetables are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Tarragon Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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chargord User ID: 377953 249299
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"I made this tonight and we both really enjoyed it. The only change I made was to use regular cream of chicken soup, but followed the recipe for the rest of it. Easy to make and very tasty. I will make this again!"

Lydjim User ID: 8452454 248048
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"Didn't really care for this. Made exactly as instructed but probably won't make again."

Rchen2016 User ID: 8842705 247526
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"My picky toddler didn't like it but my husband and I loved it."

I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 244735
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"The lemon juice really enhances the salt flavor and I use regular cream of chicken, asparagus or celery or both (usually two cans). I make this a lot and hubby loves it. It is easy and delicious. For those who think it bland, just as add salt and pepper. Easy.

Thanks. : )"

nexus35 User ID: 8396201 227215
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"This is a really quick and easy dish. By itself its about a 3/5 or a 4/5, but if you serve it over garlic/bacon mashed potatoes it is awesome!"

quiltpinky1 User ID: 870678 226493
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"We really enjoyed this dish! I made one change though, I added a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese at the end and melted it for about 5 minutes."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 224730
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"This was very quick and easy to make and looked very pretty on the plate! The sauce was a bit bland for our tastes but that's an easy fix!"

mahgni User ID: 5911139 224710
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"Although the chicken came out really good, the sauce (which is really just undiluted soup) was terrible. I will.not be making this again."

momio User ID: 2526647 224435
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"I love tarragon and chicken and canned soup makes a good sauce so I thought it was good. I thought it had plenty of flavor with the tarragon and paprika but I don't measure so maybe I used more. I also saut?ed my chicken in butter and the mushrooms too so maybe that helped. My husband REALLY loved it!"

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 224133
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"This was basically a good recipe, but we found it very bland. We loved all the veggies that went into it, but there was not very much taste. A little lemon pepper sprinkled on top worked wonders!"

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