Chicken Breasts Tarragon

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bone chicken breasts and remove skin; cut breast in half. In 6-quart Dutch oven, heat oil and 2 Tablespoons butter. Add chicken breasts (half at a time, enough to cover bottom of pan); sauté, turning on all sides, until brown. Remove chicken as it browns. Brown rest of chicken.
  • To drippings in Dutch oven, add shallot and carrot; sauté, stirring, 5 minutes, or until golden. Return chicken to Dutch oven; heat. When hot, slightly heat Cognac in ladle, and ignite. Add white wine, the chopped tarragon (or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon if you don't have fresh) and chervil (1/2 teaspoon dried chervil), salt and pepper.
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer gently, covered, 30 minutes. Remove chicken to heated serving platter; keep warm. Strain the drippings that is in the Dutch oven; return drippings to Dutch oven. In small bowl, combine cream, egg yolk and flour; mix well with wire whisk.
  • Stir into drippings in Dutch oven; bring just to boiling, stirring. Add more wine if sauce seems too thick. Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms in hot butter 5 minutes, until tender. Spoon sauce over chicken. Garnish with tarragon and mushrooms. Serves 8.
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