Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

September/October 2007

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A touch of lemon-tarragon cream elevates simply sauteed chicken breasts. Serve accompanied by whole-wheat egg noodles, rice pilaf or parslied boiled new potatoes.

"um, no. this was WAY too lemony and i LOVE lemon and chicken together!!! lemon juiced ruined the flavor of everything else. bleh. "
Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce Recipe

17 Reviews for Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

very easy. don't need a recipe for this

I love lemon too and I thought it was NOT overdone. Pretty basic recipe meaning; saute chix, add stock, the lemon cream. Don't really need the roux, add peas then chpd tarragon. Pretty simple but tasty

Wonderfully moist chicken

This was a wonderful weeknight meal. My husband made it and served it with a salad. Loved it. To try again, but add a little less salt.

flavorful, fairly easy to make, moist chicken, loved the peas

The chicken turned out well and was juicy, but I did not care for the sauce. Won't make again.


I've made this several times for hubby & me. We love it!! I cut the recipe in half, of course, for the two of us. I only use 2 Tbs. of lemon juice (which is what my small to medium sized lemon half yields), and it's perfect! The chicken is juicy and ends up perfectly cooked. The sauce - oh, the sauce is to die for!! I only ended up using 1/4 tsp of the butter/flour paste to thicken the sauce! Really wonderful dish. We had ours with the Roasted Carrots in Cardamon Butter, also from this site (which was super great!), and it was wonderful! Pretty healthy too. If you wanted to cut the fat from the recipe you could use fat free sour cream in the sauce, too. However, for four servings, the amount of fat from the cream & scant amount of butter is really minimal. You DO need SOME fat in your diet to metabolize certain vitamins adequately after all!

Easy, Delicious, Healthy!
Easy and Delicious

This was such an easy and delicious recipe. The lemon added a touch of brightness. Those complaining about lemon must have used a very large lemon. I used fresh tarragon rather than dried since it was available. This is a very nice 'go to' recipe. The only minus is that's it rather rich so I wouldn't make it often if watching my waistline. I served mine with noodles, asparagus and a nice wine.

Easy, delicious

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