Creamy chicken with asparagus & tarragon

Creamy chicken with asparagus & tarragon

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 18 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A light and low calorie chicken casserole with silky herb sauce, greens and baby new potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
318
protein
38g
carbs
25g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
4g
sugar
6g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 500g baby new potatoes, halved
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 350ml chicken stock
  • small bunch tarragon
  • 175g asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche

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Method

  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling water for 8-10 mins until tender, then drain and keep warm in the pan. Season the chicken with ground black pepper. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Gently fry the chicken with the onion and garlic for 5 mins until both are lightly browned. Turn over the chicken once and stir the onion regularly.
  2. Pour over the stock, add 2 sprigs of tarragon and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 5 mins, then turn the chicken, add the asparagus and cook for 3 mins more. Chop the remaining tarragon.
  3. Stir the crème fraîche and tarragon into the pan with the chicken and heat through, stirring, for a few secs. Serve with the new potatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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tortuga76's picture
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Got so much tarragon in the garden that this recipe struck a chord, esp with Brit asparagus being so good right now. Took on board the comments re stock & made with around 150ml (for 2 people) & used seasoned flour, but didn't have creme fraiche just low fat cream cheese which worked very nicely - though upped the calorie intake no doubt! Tasty, will definitely do again.

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everything tells me how i can spend money and promote this recipe but nowhere can i see an add to binder - i think i shall find another site

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How on earth do you add stuff to your binder on this site?

gingermut's picture
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I coated the chicken in seasoned flour before cooking and it thickened the sauce perfectly. Used soya equivalent of creme fraiche and it was absolutely gorgeous! The timings are wrong on the recipe for the chicken. Mine was still raw in the middle after following the recipe and had to cook it for longer but I suppose it depends on the size of chicken breast you use. Will definitely make this again though. Cheap, easy and tasty.

twilightdiver's picture
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Really enjoyed this dish! Yes - and even I could manage to cook it! Took note of the commets of others and reduced the amount of stock - then found I needed to add some more! Will definitely try this one again! Tasty and good on the eye.

fliedrice's picture
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I was expecting it to be a bit bland and was surprised by how tasty it was! I reduced the amount of stock to 200ml and I think the consistency of the sauce turned out just right. A great, quick and easy meal.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Not the best recipe. I was expecting a lovely creamy sauce. What I got was too runny - this recipe used far too much stock.

momotate's picture
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Made thiis one tonight on the side burner on my grill as it is too hot to use the stove. Regarding the runny sauce I coated the chicken in seasoned flour before browning it and that helped alot. I also added more sour cream then called for, made it very creamy and lovely. I did use frozen asparagus and it was fine, but realize I would rather have fresh (out of season now) or I could substitute cauliflower,fesh peas, broccoli whateveris in season and it would be as nice. Would definately make again. Oh yes, I also roasted the potatos on my grill while I cooked the chicken mixture. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

beibei's picture
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Used double cream instead as didn't have any creme fraiche and it worked out beautifully. Also agree its a runny sauce so might reduce amount if stock next time. The tarragon was lovely.

petesfanny's picture
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I thought this was a delicious, quick & easy mid week meal. I added a bit more creme fraiche. Will defo do again

eleanormayo's picture
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I agree that this was a bit too runny and I decided to take the asparagus out of the pan before simmering the sauce as I wanted to reduce it down a bit - I then put the aspargus back in at the end.

libby0's picture
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Very delicious but a bit runny

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