Skillet Tarragon Chicken

adapted from 365 Ways to Cook Chicken

serves 4-6

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Cost: $6.00

(chicken: 5.00--we used half as much as called for; chicken broth--.15, cream: .75, other stuff: .10)


2 Tbsp butter 

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

4 chicken breasts (we used two), cut into strips

3/4 C chicken broth

2 tsp mustard (Dijon is better, plain works)

1 Tbs fresh tarragon, chopped, or 1 tsp tried tarragon

1/4 tsp pepper

3/4 C heavy cream


In large frying pan, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Add breast and cook about 4 minutes each side. Remove and set aside.


Add chicken broth to pan. Bring to a boil. Stir in mustard, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Whisk in cream and boil gently until mixture thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.


Return chicken to pan. Turn in sauce to coat, and simmer 5-10 minutes more until chicken is tender and cooked through. 


Serve over rice, pasta, or potatoes. 


Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate
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