Chicken in Tomato Herb Cream Recipe -
Chicken in Tomato Herb Cream Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chicken in Tomato Herb Cream

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"Fresh herbs are essential! Tarragon is especially good. Using different herbs makes this a new dish each time."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Whisk flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a shallow bowl. Gently press chicken pieces into flour mixture to coat and shake off any excess flour.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken and shallot in melted butter until shallot is softened and chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour white wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir tomatoes and lemon juice into chicken mixture; simmer for 2 minutes, pour in cream. Bring mixture to a boil and cook to reduce liquid to a thicker consistency, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and stir in tarragon.
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Oct 16, 2013

I took a little different spin on this, using tomato sauce put up from my own garden tomatoes rather than chopped, fresh tomatoes. I cut the chicken into strips rather than chunks. Didn’t bother with either the lemon juice or cayenne, but did add garlic and fresh sliced cremini mushrooms along with the minced shallots and some chicken broth to the tomatoes, cream and wine. At the submitter’s encouragement, I used chopped, fresh basil and parsley rather than the tarragon, which I’m no fan of. Rather than measuring any of the ingredients strictly I simply used them in the amounts that looked right to me, but I think it’s safe to say I probably used about equal parts of my tomato sauce and cream and fairly generous amounts of the chicken broth and wine as well. I served this over pasta along with a Caesar salad. Hubs and I really enjoyed this pleasant, homey dish.

Sep 25, 2013

We thought this was a very mild, subdued dish that lacked complexity of flavor. This worked well served over four cheese tortellini. I made it exactly as written as I was the first reviewer, but I recommend kicking it up a notch with additional seasoning.


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  • Calories
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 177 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 36.5 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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