Creamy Mustard and Tarragon Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Mustard and Tarragon Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Creamy Mustard and Tarragon Chicken

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"These lightly breaded chicken breasts are bathed in a creamy tarragon and mustard sauce. They're quick to fix as a weeknight meal yet fancy enough for company!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Place the flour in a shallow dish and season lightly with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge each in the flour.
  2. Cook the chicken in the hot oil and butter until golden, about 3 minutes. Flip chicken and brown on the other side, 3 additional minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and tent with foil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Stir the red onion into the oil and butter that remains in the skillet. Cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into the pan, and simmer while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour in the wine and bring back to a simmer. Cook the sauce until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to the pan along with any juices that have accumulated. Simmer chicken in the sauce until it is cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a warmed platter.
  4. Whisk the mustard and sour cream into the sauce; stir in the tarragon. Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute dried tarragon for fresh, just use 1 teaspoon.
  • I keep dry white vermouth in my cabinet. It's a fortified wine that is shelf stable and a great substitute for white wine in recipes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2011

No "ifs, ands or buts" about it - this is absolutely a beautiful, 5-star perfect dish and frankly, I'm surprised more people haven't discovered it. I added some garlic along with the onion and doubled up on the sauce but I didn't and wouldn't alter anything else about this recipe at all. Why mess with perfection? Everything is right with this recipe from the ingredients, to the instructions for its preparation, to the cooking time. And it is just SO delicious! The chicken is moist and tender and the sauce rich and velvety smooth, with well chosen ingredients that all combine into something simply sublime - how can you go wrong with a sauce made pf chicken broth,wine, Dijon, sour cream and tarragon? Hubs and I were really impressed - but more important, we thoroughly enjoyed every bite.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2010

I thought this was just OK. The chicken was very juicy and tender, I flattened the breasts out a bit with a mallet because they were really thick. The sauce was very easy, but didn't taste as good as I had hoped. I don't think the combination of tarragon and mustard worked too well, I might try it again with some mushrooms and without the mustard.

 
Sep 23, 2010

I will make this again. I do think that pounding the chicken breasts flat and adding mushrooms would be good improvements, but, as-is, the recipe is a keeper. FYI, I made the same amount of sauce for half the amount of chicken, and I am glad I did.

 
Jul 19, 2010

This recipe is wonderful. The marriage of dijon and tarragon is rich, yet not overwhelming. As other reviewers suggested, I added mushrooms. Great for texture and additional flavor. One caution, the sauce reduces very quickly - next time I will double the sauce ingredients and increase the amount of sour cream. Served this over homemade egg noodles. My guests had many compliments. This is a keeper.

 
Feb 03, 2010

This recipe was a hit at our house. Next time I will add mushrooms for texture. I served it with cous cous and steamed broccoli. There is enough sauce to dress up the broccoli even for veggie haters to enjoy!

 
Nov 24, 2010

This is great, it reminded me of sitting in French Bistro and enjoying a similar dish. Home Run.

 
Apr 16, 2012

I have not tried this yet, but I love tarragon with chicken. And I noticed this is a fairly healthy recipe. I wish all recipes would post more healthy recipes, some that come across here are to high in sodium, cholesterol and fats.

 
Dec 22, 2009

Super easy. Super delicious. Will be making this again for sure! Tip: Be sure to not fry your chicken in a nonstick pan.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 34.7 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

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

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