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History Teacher's Note:
This is my go-to recipe when company is coming. Everyone who tries this chicken thinks it is absolutely delicious. I just love it! It is my favorite recipe to eat and to make. I serve it with a light salad, my Garlic Butter New Potatoes (also posted), and some lightly roasted asparagus. I have also used boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the past instead of the chicken breasts. This adds great flavor. I believe I made 5-6 thighs. I took this recipe from Southern Living magazine, and it is also in their Ultimate Quick and Easy cookbook. Enjoy!
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- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/3 cup minced green onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1Place chicken between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4 inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
- 2Combine 1/2 teaspoons each of salt and white pepper; sprinkle over both sides of flattened chicken.
- 3Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook five minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- 4Add lemon juice to the skillet, and cook over for thirty seconds, stirring to loosen particles from the bottom of the skillet.
- 5Add cream and next five ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened.
- 6I always place the chicken on a serving plate, and then pour the sauce over the chicken. I then garnish with lemon slices and tarragon sprigs.
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Nutritional Facts for Southern Living's Tarragon Cream Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (213 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 429.4
- Calories from Fat 305
- Total Fat 33.9 g
- Saturated Fat 19.9 g
- Cholesterol 179.9 mg
- Sodium 674.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 4.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 0.4 g
- Protein 27.1 g