Creamy Mustard & Tarragon Chicken

"A French inspired dish I found in a back issue of BBC Good Food magazine. The recipe uses reduced fat crème fraîche but if you can't get that just use the full fat variety."
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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan.
  • Season the chicken breasts, then brown for 1 min on each side. Remove from the pan, then set aside.
  • Add the crème fraîche, mustards and tarragon to the pan, stirring to combine everything.
  • Bring to a simmer, then return the chicken to the pan, spooning some of the sauce over the fillets.
  • Lift into the oven, then bake for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked through and sauce bubbling.
  • Great with green beans and rice.

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  1. *Reviewed during ZWT5 for the CHow Hounds France visit* WOnderful chicken dish and easy too :) I love quick and simple recipes. THis had a wonderful flavour and the creme fraiche made a lovely rich, smoothe sauce. Sorry I didn't get a pic tonight due to flat camera batteries
  2. This was very tasty. I added a small shallot to the sauce. I will definately make this again sometime. Made for ZWT5.


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