Skillet Tarragon Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mamas Kitchen Hope

This delicious chicken and easy creamy tarragon wine sauce cook right on the stove top. People will think you went to culinary school to learn how to make something this good! Do not worry about the cream in here. It is only 1/4 cup divided between 6 people. Just enough to give you that smooth creaminess you have been craving! Oh MY this is so good! We love this over some simple white or brown rice with a green salad on the side. Oh and the rest of that bottle of wine! hehee Enjoy!

Top Review by cookiedog

Great flavor and very juicy! I'm sure the picture is not what it is supposed to look like but it sure was good anyway. My chicken breasts were so huge even Dolly Parton would have blushed. I had to pound them to thin them out so that they would cook evenly. My second problem was that I used such a large frying pan that I did not have a lid large enough to cover it. I ended up using foil as a lid but the wine and broth kept escaping as steam, so I ended up using a lot more than the recipe called for. I would suggest using a pan with a tight fitting lid so you will have more wine to drink. Both of the problems were no fault of the recipe and the flavor really was delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Set aside remaining flour.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in large skillet and brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  3. Saute onion in same skillet until it begins to become clear.
  4. Add wine and cook until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring to loosen browned bits (deglaze) on bottom of skillet. Watch closely- this happens fast!
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in reserved flour until it becomes a thick paste.
  6. Add tarragon, chicken broth and the cooked chicken. Cover and cook until tender.
  7. Place chicken on a warm platter.
  8. Add remaining butter and heavy cream to the liquid that is in the skillet and heat through.
  9. Pour sauce over the chicken and garnish with a little more tarragon or some chopped fresh parsley or green onion if desired.

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