Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Make this easy chicken dish with breasts or thighs. Half-fat crème fraîche keeps it light

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.46g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 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



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


  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.

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Comments (54)

hellypoos's picture

fantastic speedy mid wk dish

petesfanny's picture

Very quick, easy mid week meal. I prefer to cook on the hob. If you like this you should try 'Summer in Winter' chicken - also quick, easy and delic!

liezeldutoit's picture

I dont like creamy dishes, but I am trying to expand my repetoire. This was pleasant, but I wont make it again. My hubby prefers his chicken spicy and sticky, so this one wont make it to our favourites.

millrigg7's picture

quick, easy,and very very tasty.

samwhite's picture

I made this last night but as I'm veggie I made it with quorn filets rather than chicken and it was delicious. Served them with rice and peas as no beans - will definitely make again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very good midweek supper. Quick to make and a good end result, although it did take a little longer than the recipe specified.
Served with roasted baby new potatoes, carrots and green beans.

nicoleboz's picture

Great recipe. I served this dish with rice but next time I will do roasted potatoes instead. I think it is a better combination.

thommich's picture

Delicious, perfect mid week meal. Great storecupboard ingredients. Served with potato wedges - good combination.

benadam's picture

This is very tasty and very easy. Will make again and again

kate1706's picture

Very easy - good midweek meal. Served with wild basmati rice, carrots and broccoli - made the plate more colourful. Will do little roasties next time. Tasty.

hamishmum's picture

Very quick & easy although I would do more sauce next time. I served it with new potatoes rather than rice & beans which i would do again.

charlottevw's picture

Super easy, super quick and super tasty. Perfect weeknight meal

jncwatson's picture

Really quick and easy and delicious too! The first time I made this, I followed the instructions exactly and the chicken was a bit overcooked. Next time, I modified the process. Don't bother sealing first. Put everything straight in the oven. I cooked 4 chicken breasts for about 35 minutes. Really good!

roanna_477's picture

I made this last night and it was really tasty. I added a bit extra creme fraiche and only used wholegrain mustard rather than a mixture. Served with roasted new potaotes and veg. Yummy!!


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