Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make this easy chicken dish with breasts or thighs. Half-fat crème fraîche keeps it light

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
367
protein
35g
carbs
2g
fat
25g
saturates
14g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.46g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 200ml tub half-fat crème fraîche
  • ½ tbsp each Dijon and wholegrain mustard
  • ¼ tbsp dried tarragon, or 2 sprigs of fresh if you have it

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan. Season the chicken breasts, then brown for 1 min on each side. Remove from the pan, then set aside.
  2. Add the crème fraîche, mustards and tarragon to the pan, stirring to combine everything. Bring to a simmer, then return the chicken to the pan, spooning some of the sauce over the fillets. Lift into the oven, then bake for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked through and sauce bubbling. Great with green beans and rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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amyl's picture
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After browning the chicken, I deglazed the pan with white wine and reduced, before adding the creme fraiche etc. I used chicken thighs but just cooked for 20 mins in the oven with the lid on - didn't follow the advice to cook for another 20 with the lid off. Had lots of sauce and the chicken was perfectly cooked. Served with rice and green beans - absolutely delicious and so simple to make. This will become a firm favourite and a quick supper for a weeknight.

hparkes's picture
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Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum, quick and easy and very tasty. I will definitely be making this again.

kathygrafham's picture

Lovely flavours, very easy great for midweek. I used chicken thighs and adjusted cooking time. A big hit with all the family.

heidigough's picture
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I thought it was good, a midweek meal. I used low fat double cream as I had no creme fraiche. Only criticism is that I couldn't taste the tarragon (I used fresh from my garden) as the mustard overpowered it. Still it was tasty. I also added a small amount of water and the sauce quantity was fine. Also I found the cooking time was spot on (it would vary depending on the size of the breasts!!!)

wildiles's picture

I have made this a few times and it has been very successful and people have enjoyed it. My only concern is that for 4 people there is not quite enough sauce.
I will still continue to make it but increase the sauce.

karenhclarke's picture
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It's delicious

5thelement's picture
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Just made this for dinner and followed the recipe to the letter but in the oven my sauce went all thick and darker in colour? I think in future i'll reserve some sauce in a small pan and just warm it through and pour it over the cooked chicken - it was still really tasty but just didnt have a nice pourable creamy sauce. Has anyone else found this?

gritstone's picture
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Excellent.
For a veggie option use quorn fillets instead of chicken.

cathgoof's picture
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I thought this was fine but the sauce curdled a bit and the family weren't keen.

hollywoozle's picture
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I have cooked this several times and people always love it. It works out great for me as I am a student - it's easy, not expensive and when served with the rice and green beans it makes a really wholesome meal. I always brown the chicken first like the recipe says.

ricky7's picture
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not my favourite

juliasaunders's picture
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Very tasty but I followed the instructions and I thought the chicken was a bit chewy. Will do again but reduce the cooking time by a few minutes. Served with roasted new potatoes and green beans, which made it a nice summery Sunday dinner.

caline5's picture

I made this last night, it was delicious! Everyone loved it!

getora's picture
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I loved it. The family didn't.

dagnyosk's picture
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This was sooooo good. My partner loved it. I cheated though and only had 2 chicken breast so there was enough sauce. Served with rice and peas. Just perfect.

lajpink's picture
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so easy - couldn't fault it. Made rice with peas and onions, which went perfectly. A lovely lazy dinner.

dannyclaret's picture
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Brilliant, really enjoyed by all family. put it with crushed potatos and salad along wit honey and mstard dressing. I would say use half fat creme fraiche every time though!

wildiles's picture

To try first I decided to do this just for my husband and I and decided to reduce the ingredients. This was a mistake, as there was not enough sauce, I liked it with green beans and rice and found it very filling. It was very tasty and I would do variations of vegetables as others have commented next time.
Easy for a mid week meal.
I have passed this on to friends, as it is so easy - especially maybe if you are doing a dinner party with other courses.
I might try the idea of not sealing it first - especially if you are busy!!!!

esthersnook's picture

Delicious, quick and easy! mmmm

hellypoos's picture

fantastic speedy mid wk dish

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