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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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



    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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24th Jul, 2009
I thought this was fine but the sauce curdled a bit and the family weren't keen.
19th Jul, 2009
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.
14th Jun, 2009
not my favourite
7th Jun, 2009
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.
17th May, 2009
I made this last night, it was delicious! Everyone loved it!
13th May, 2009
I loved it. The family didn't.
11th May, 2009
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.
30th Apr, 2009
so easy - couldn't fault it. Made rice with peas and onions, which went perfectly. A lovely lazy dinner.
19th Apr, 2009
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!
9th Apr, 2009
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!!!!


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