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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


  • 7 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 for 6-7 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 2. Remove three chicken breast halves; cool. Cover and refrigerate for Chicken Wild Rice Chowder (recipe on page 00) or save for another use.
  • 3. 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: 4 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.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I added corn and cauliflower. Awesome meal. chicken was a little dry but taste was there."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"Creamy tarragon chicken is so good and so easy to make. It's a keeper and one my family asks for on a regular basis. It's going in my recipe box and we'll be making it many more times."

laurel kreisel
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I added fresh mushrooms to the mix of vegetables. It was easy to fix and smelled heavenly while cooking."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"I Love Tarragon !!!"

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