Skillet Tarragon Chicken

"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!"
Skillet Tarragon Chicken created by The Food Gays
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  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Set aside remaining flour.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in large skillet and brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Saute onion in same skillet until it begins to become clear.
  • Add wine and cook until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring to loosen browned bits (deglaze) on bottom of skillet. Watch closely- this happens fast!
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in reserved flour until it becomes a thick paste.
  • Add tarragon, chicken broth and the cooked chicken. Cover and cook until tender.
  • Place chicken on a warm platter.
  • Add remaining butter and heavy cream to the liquid that is in the skillet and heat through.
  • 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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  1. Bren in LR
    I made this last night for a special birthday dinner. It was easy and very flavorful. Like others have recommended, I doubled the gravy. Served it over rice with a salad on the side. Lots of "likes" at the table. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
  2. Colleen O.
    Quick and delicious. The only thing I would do differently is to double the sauce. It was wonderful drizzled one the couscous I served on the side.
  3. Kathy M.
    This was so incredibly easy and wonderful. My husband and I gobbled it up so quickly. I usually host a family dinner every Sunday and this is definitely on the menu as I don't have to spend my whole Sunday getting dinner ready. The directions were easy to follow. I did slice the breasts in half horizontally so the cooking would be more even. But other than that, I stuck to the recipe. I heartily recommend it!
  4. Camden's Mom
    Made this for dinner tonight. It was fanrastic!
  5. Lizzett C.
    Skillet Tarragon Chicken Created by Lizzett C.



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