Chicken breasts with tarragon

Chicken breasts with tarragon
Chicken breasts are slowly cooked in a frying pan, then the sauce is made in the same pan with dry white wine, chicken stock and tarragon, and served with sauté (pan-fried) potatoes.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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43 min.5 min.51 min.1 hour 39 min.
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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Peel 300 g potatoes, cut into four, wash and dry.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan over a low heat, add potatoes, lightly salt and stir well.

Cover and leave to cook, without stiring, on a low heat for at least 30 minutes.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
After 30 minutes, uncover and stir potatoes to finish cooking all over (look at this recipe for more information.

Keep hot.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
While potatoes are cooking, peel and finely chop 1 shallot.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Cut 2 chicken breasts in two lengthways.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
In a frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons goose fat, add chopped shallot, salt, pepper and cook one minute.

Add one teaspoon of chopped tarragon.

Stage 7
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Reduce heat, add chicken breasts, and cook on each side...

Stage 8 - 10 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
...until they are golden brown.

Stage 9
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Put them on a hot plate...

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
...and cover with aluminium foil, to keep them hot and tender.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Prepare sauce: put frying pan back on the heat, pour in ½ glass dry white wine, ½ glass chicken stock, and a tablespoon chopped tarragon.

Deglaze the frying pan like this until the sauce thickens, then adjust seasoning.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Heat serving plates. In each plate put 2 chicken breasts, coat with sauce, add a sprig of tarragon and surround with sauté potatoes.

Serve immediately.
If you don't have tarragon, replace it with another herb: parsley, chervil, etc.
Some days in the fridge.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,533 Kcal or 6,418 Kj106 gr62 gr95 gr
77 %41 %6 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
160 Kcal or 670 Kj11 gr7 gr10 gr
8 %4 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
766 Kcal or 3,207 Kj53 gr31 gr48 gr
38 %20 %3 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 people : 9.51 €
  • Per person : 4.76 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Roast potatoes "à la provençale", Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Sorrel soup, Melting Epoisses on toast , How to cook potato grenaille , ... All
Goose fatGoose fat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken pie, Chicken with rice and leeks, Röstis, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Express sauerkraut, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Escalope cordon bleu, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, Paella, Chicken nems, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, ... All
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  • This recipe sounds good and the food looks delicious. I like tarragon. I have a recipe Chicken with Tarragon in cream. I made it once and it was delicious. Yours is a healthier option for sure. Might give it a try if I can find some fresh tarragon. Love your website. Well done.
    Posted by Raspberries april 15th 2011 at 12:42 n° 1
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