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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

196 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 3.7g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.7g; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 64.1mg; vitamin a iu 158.6IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 8mcg; calcium 24.6mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 28.1mg; potassium 289.5mg; sodium 365.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 lean meat, 1 fat