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Tarragon-Cream Chicken

 Tarragon-Cream Chicken
I wanted to do something different with chicken breast, so I put together this recipe based on ingredients I had on hand. Every time I made it, I experimented a little more, until my family declared, "This is perfect. Don't change a thing!"
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups crushed corn bread stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • Arrange chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place a
  • slice of ham and cheese on each chicken breast.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the soup, wine, sour cream, tarragon,
  • salt and pepper; heat through. Pour over chicken.
  • Cover and bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with
  • stuffing and parsley. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 170°. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 362 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 801 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.