Creamy Tarragon Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
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.
Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low until chicken juices run clear, 6-7 hours.
  2. Stir vegetables and cream into the slow cooker. Cover and cook until vegetables are heated through, about 15 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Serve with chicken and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup orzo mixture: 459 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 667mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 45g protein.