Tarragon Chicken With Sour Cream

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

Another one from The Philadelphia Orchestra Cook Book. This would probably work well with boneless chicken breasts also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in large fry pan over medium high heat.
  2. Brown chicken pieces on all sides and remove from pan and keep warm.
  3. Add onion and garlic to pan and cook until tender.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and flour.
  5. Slowly add chicken stock and stir. Bring to a boil while stirring until mixture thickens.
  6. Return chicken to pan.
  7. Add salt, pepper and tarragon.
  8. Cover and simmer gently 45 minutes.
  9. Remove chicken to warm platter.
  10. Gradually add sour cream to sauce and heat gently.
  11. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  12. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

Really tasty and flavor packed!! Loved the recipe, easy to prepare. Only changes I made was instead of the tomato paste (I was out) I put in some chopped tomatoes (1/2 cup)...and I used half the amount of sour cream (again all I had on hand) but did not miss the rest. Will keep the recipe and use again.

Thymestudio February 08, 2010

Really good and easy too. I used boneless chicken breasts, sliced them into tenders, pounded them a little bit and the other change I made was to use some cayenne pepper in the finished sauce. I didn't have to simmer the sauce for 45 min. as recipe states, chicken was done after 10 minutes and I liked the texture of the sauce. Served with wild rice and fresh veggie. Very good!!

Sauce Lover March 31, 2008

Wonderfull flavour... I used boneless breasts and veggie stock - my only change...I will keep and share this recipe - thank you for sharing!!

mistralwnd February 20, 2008

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