Saucy chicken & vegetables

Saucy chicken & vegetables

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(62 ratings)

Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2

Cook your chicken so it's moist with a crispy skin and serve with mixed greens and a creamy tarragon sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal386
  • fat16g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.5g


  • 2 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200g new potato, thinly sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 200g pack of mixed spring vegetables (broccoli, peas, broad beans and sliced courgette)
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • handful tarragon leaves, roughly chopped



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


  1. Fry the chicken in the oil in a wide pan for 5 mins on each side. Throw in the potatoes and stir to coat. Pour over the chicken stock, cover and simmer for 10 mins until the potatoes are almost cooked through.

  2. Remove the lid and turn the heat to high. Boil the stock down until it just coats the bottom of the pan. Scatter the vegetables into the pan, cover again and cook the veg for about 3 mins.

  3. Stir in the crème fraîche to make a creamy sauce, season with pepper and salt, if you want, then add the tarragon. Serve straight from the pan.

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20th Feb, 2017
This was a winner for a quick chicken dinner. 8 chicken thighs, panfried til brown, doubled the sauce, roasted some new potatoes separately with garlic and fennel seeds, steamed some spring greens. Everyone cleared their plates. Next time will serve with rice to soak up all that sauce and may add a little cornflour into the mix to thicken the sauce. Otherwise, perfection.
31st Jan, 2015
I'm not sure how thinly you would have to slice the potatoes for them to be 'almost cooked' in ten minutes (25 minutes and counting...) but this is otherwise delicious. I have made it several times and sometimes use sage instead of tarragon, and add the herbs with the potatoes.
17th Jan, 2015
Made this on New Year's Day as a last minute lunch for a friend. Really enjoyed it and was very surprised at how quick and easy with great flavours. Used chicken thighs instead of chicken breast as I find it too dry and tasteless, Adding dijon mustard at the end is a must. Now on my list of favourite meals.
8th Jan, 2015
Not sure why this is in the slow cooker recipes?
22nd Oct, 2014
Left out the potato but upped green veg also adding fine green beans and asparagus and some white wine. Often use boneless thighs instead or breast as find it has more flavour.
13th Jun, 2014
Not impressed with this recipe, took way longer to cook than recipe suggested - potatoes weren't anywhere near cooked after 10 minutes and they were fairly thinly sliced. It's been on the hob 20 minutes already and I'm still waiting for the stock to reduce. Won't be bothering with this one again.
17th Jan, 2014
cooked this for five, my nine year old son loved it as did I, really nice flavour and got him to veg that might not to have appeared so attractive next to a piece of chicken. I did it in the slow cooker using chicken pieces next time might try using meat on the bone as it might be more moist.
1st Dec, 2013
Yummy, easy to make family tea. I add half a tablespoon of whole grain mustard to the entire dish as my 4 year old loves it, then add the tarragon for the adults. V. Delicious and reasonably quick.
24th Mar, 2013
i have made this a number of times . cut the new potatoes in half rather than slice as it can go a bit mushy . I also like to add a splash of white wine and some garlic for extra flavour . i sometimes omit the tarragon and use whole grain mustard .
2nd Jan, 2013
It was a really yummy meal , i would slice the potatoes thicker and i also added a dash of wine and some garlic before adding the stock


29th Jan, 2015
Is this cooked in the slow cooker after step 3? (doesn't mention anything about slow cooking in recipe)
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3rd Feb, 2015
Hi regaljester, thanks for your question. This recipe isn't made in a slow cooker, you'll be best to use a regular large saucepan. Let us know how you get on. 
21st Jul, 2013
Any tips for cooking this in the slow cooker?
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