Saucy chicken & vegetables

Saucy chicken & vegetables

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Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
Cook your chicken so it's moist with a crispy skin and serve with mixed greens and a creamy tarragon sauce

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal386
  • fat16g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 2 chicken breast, skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 200g new potato, thinly sliced
    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 200g pack of mixed spring vegetables (broccoli, peas, broad beans and sliced courgette)
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • handful tarragon leaves, roughly chopped



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  1. Fry the chicken in the oil in a wide pan for 5 mins on each side. Throw in the potatoes and stir to coat. Pour over the chicken stock, cover and simmer for 10 mins until the potatoes are almost cooked through.

  2. Remove the lid and turn the heat to high. Boil the stock down until it just coats the bottom of the pan. Scatter the vegetables into the pan, cover again and cook the veg for about 3 mins.

  3. Stir in the crème fraîche to make a creamy sauce, season with pepper and salt, if you want, then add the tarragon. Serve straight from the pan.

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Comments (46)

Leopoldoni's picture

I'm not sure how thinly you would have to slice the potatoes for them to be 'almost cooked' in ten minutes (25 minutes and counting...) but this is otherwise delicious. I have made it several times and sometimes use sage instead of tarragon, and add the herbs with the potatoes.

deedeeandme's picture

Made this on New Year's Day as a last minute lunch for a friend. Really enjoyed it and was very surprised at how quick and easy with great flavours. Used chicken thighs instead of chicken breast as I find it too dry and tasteless, Adding dijon mustard at the end is a must. Now on my list of favourite meals.

nnygaard's picture

Not sure why this is in the slow cooker recipes?

catie74's picture

Left out the potato but upped green veg also adding fine green beans and asparagus and some white wine. Often use boneless thighs instead or breast as find it has more flavour.

vlatus's picture

Not impressed with this recipe, took way longer to cook than recipe suggested - potatoes weren't anywhere near cooked after 10 minutes and they were fairly thinly sliced. It's been on the hob 20 minutes already and I'm still waiting for the stock to reduce. Won't be bothering with this one again.

lindsayloorolls's picture

cooked this for five, my nine year old son loved it as did I, really nice flavour and got him to veg that might not to have appeared so attractive next to a piece of chicken. I did it in the slow cooker using chicken pieces next time might try using meat on the bone as it might be more moist.

ilovedan1's picture

Yummy, easy to make family tea. I add half a tablespoon of whole grain mustard to the entire dish as my 4 year old loves it, then add the tarragon for the adults. V. Delicious and reasonably quick.

natasha_a's picture

i have made this a number of times . cut the new potatoes in half rather than slice as it can go a bit mushy . I also like to add a splash of white wine and some garlic for extra flavour . i sometimes omit the tarragon and use whole grain mustard .

natasha_a's picture

It was a really yummy meal , i would slice the potatoes thicker and i also added a dash of wine and some garlic before adding the stock

kelvinder's picture

Agree too much stock. Added a teaspoon of curry powder right at the end instead of tarragon, very tasty. Will make again.

brookaneerjack's picture

I agree. Very tasty recipe. I try to reduce the fat content of my meals as much as possible so I used skinless chicken breasts. I still browned them off as per the recipe without any problems.

appleblossom555's picture

I would not use chicken breast again for this dish, it was nice but would use thigh next time as we found chicken breast dried out to much.

ktwok75's picture

Really easy and was pretty tasty from a quick prep. Second time I made it I used thyme instead of tarragon and added the juice of half a lemon after reducing the stock. Will definitely be making it again.

jmv696's picture

One of my favourite receipes to make. So easy and very tasty. Sometimes make a veg only version (mushrooms are a fab addition) as am trying to follow WW diet and this keeps points down whilst still having fab meal.

edwa453's picture

Really easy and tasty recipe and only 1 pan to wash up! I made extra for 3 people and threw in broccoli, asparagus, courgette and green beans. Used half fat creme fraiche to make it healthier. Will definitely become a family favourite

hamish1949's picture

I have made this so many times - a fantastic quick and easy supper and dinner for friends.Always greatly admired.I even save any left over sauce to have the following day with cold ham. SCRUMMY !!

Everyone should make this at least once

1rojomojo's picture

I love this recipe, its so quick and easy.. I'm trying it tonight with white wine and stock and adding a few shallots, as I think it will work well! I always use half fat creme fraiche too. Delicious!

jose81's picture

Very tasty. Cut the potatoes thicker as suggested and came out just right. Used a combination of tenderstem broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms and courgettes - was lovely with the sauce.


Questions (3)

regaljester's picture

Is this cooked in the slow cooker after step 3? (doesn't mention anything about slow cooking in recipe)

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi regaljester, thanks for your question. This recipe isn't made in a slow cooker, you'll be best to use a regular large saucepan. Let us know how you get on. 

beckybopper's picture

Any tips for cooking this in the slow cooker?

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