Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

Creamy mustard & tarragon chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

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

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.

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Comments, questions and tips

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jenn-griff
10th Apr, 2015
Works well on white fish (we used hake) instead of chicken. Adjusted cooking times to suit.
kellym7
24th Sep, 2014
Really enjoyed, a nice change from a tomato based meal. Next time I will double the sauce as not much sauce left for a second helping (4 large chicken breasts used).
Manners44
14th Jul, 2014
3.8
Very tasty dish, slightly too strong on the mustard front for my tastes, but enjoyable!
katiebeton
31st Mar, 2014
Just made this and it was delicious! Very quick and easy to make. I used a 400ml tub of half fat creme fraiche, 3 small chicken breast and almost a full tbsp of both mustards. I added mushrooms and gave it a little squeeze of lemon juice at the end. Served with steamed veg so made a great low carb dinner!!
lowcarblaura
22nd Nov, 2013
So easy to make and scrummy. Made with normal (not low fat) creme fraiche so a luxurious meal that fits into my low carb lifestyle.
Athemistia
14th Nov, 2013
Planning on making this tomorrow, but wouldn't half fat creme fraiche split in the oven?
kasiafronck
16th Jul, 2013
This was really easy to do, so I'll make it again, but I found the mustard was too much and over powered the tarragon. If you liked this recipe, try the Creamy Mustard Pork, also on this site.
jose81
9th Apr, 2013
4.05
Lovely easy meal. Based on previous comments I used about 400ml double cream (had some needed using) and also added sliced mushrooms to the sauce. Will use more mustard next time though as couldn't really taste it. Served with potato wedges and veg. Three large breasts took 35min to cook. Delicious and moist. Will definitely do again.
howler1978
27th Sep, 2012
4.05
Made it for two halving the ingredients. Probably needs a bit more sauce though because some got burned to the bottom of the pan a bit, since there was barely enough to cover the bottom of it. Wife and I enjoyed it though
dproud1196
19th Aug, 2012
This recipe was brilliant- quick,easy and very tasty.

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mogrant
18th Jan, 2017
Can I freeze this recipe?
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