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Tarragon Chicken

March 1998, EatingWell Serves Two

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This creamy sauce is a classic with chicken - and while tarragon is the traditional herb, thyme or rosemary would also work beautifully. Serve with sauteed string beans and wild rice.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Delicious and simple. I also used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and it tasted great. "
Tarragon Chicken Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat (1-1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

Preparation

  1. Season chicken on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add shallots; cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and wine and bring to a simmer. Cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Stir mustard, sour cream and tarragon into sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken.

Nutrition

Per serving: 199 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 0 g fiber; 316 mg sodium; 262 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 2 fat



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Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
French
Ease of Preparation
Easy

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