Chicken with tarragon, garlic & olives

Chicken with tarragon, garlic & olives

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(22 ratings)

Ready in just under an hour

Easy

Serves 4
A tasty cross between a roast and a stew - a lovely recipe for dinner in the garden

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per servding

  • kcal302
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein36g
  • salt2.53g
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on
  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 85g smoked bacon, cut into small chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • grated zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 300ml dry white wine
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • about 20 mixed olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • small handful tarragon leaves
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

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

Method

  1. Season the chicken with plenty of ground black pepper, and salt if you want. Heat the butter in a sauté pan and brown the chicken over a medium heat. Remove the chicken from the pan, then add the bacon with the garlic and cook gently for about 2 mins until just golden. Turn up the heat, add the lemon zest and white wine, then simmer rapidly for a few mins.

  2. Reduce the heat, add the stock, olives and half the tarragon. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer gently for about 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through and tender, and the wine stock has reduced. Garnish with extra tarragon and serve with crusty mustard potatoes, below, and plenty of fresh bread to mop up the delicious pan juices.

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berylharrington...
2nd Mar, 2014
where is the recipe for crusty mustart potatoes = Found it!!!!! cooking this for company tonight - spend winter in Arizona and as I come from Kent I like to cook "English" when I have frends over!!!!
annak19
19th Nov, 2013
I love this recipe, my partner isn't so keen which is unusual for him but everyone else polished it off. The mustard potatoes are gorgeous to.
wilsonc
8th Oct, 2013
I love this recipe - its quick and easy and the sauce is fab. Also recommend the mustard potatoes.
jayneashford
6th Oct, 2013
This is a lovely dish I served it with roast potatoes and green beans. Will make again
angiedecsmith
21st Nov, 2012
Can you make this ahead & reheat? Does it freeze?
sabrina74
19th Apr, 2012
4.05
i dont think this needs salting ,,, the bacon made it salty enough, so be aware , apart from that it was a hit with my family, we had the crusted mustard potatoes with baby corn and sugar snap peas delicious....with defo make it again..
cocovanilla
21st Mar, 2012
5.05
I liked it a lot, my boyfriend hated the taste of the tarragon though - so not for everyone! The sauce was incredible!
kickassmum
17th Mar, 2012
5.05
lovely, easy recipe, had mustard pots with it and plates were cleared. Will deffo make again :)
mwsc11050
3rd Mar, 2012
This was a huge hit. Everyone loved it. Served it with the mustard potatoes and it went down a treat. Very easy to make and very tasty.
amyndaz
31st Oct, 2011
5.05
easy to make, and very tasty. Also recommend the mustard potatoes.

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