Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

I got this recipe off the food network. It is really good and different from the norm, it is also under their category of eating well so I assume it's somewhat healthy:) Just a word of caution: if you don't like the tang of lemon this is not for you, also I know your going to want to put a ton of sauce on your chicken but a little bit goes a long way.

*Juice of 1 lemon
* 1/2 C. heavy cream
* 1/2 tsp. salt divided
* 1 tsp + 1/2 C. Flour
*1 tsp + 1 TBS. butter
* 3 large chicken breasts
* 1/4 tsp pepper
* 1 tsp canola oil
* 1 C. chicken broth
* 1/2 C. peas

Combine lemon juice and cream in a bowl, season with 1/2 tsp salt.
In separate bowl mash 1 tsp flour and 1 tsp butter until paste forms set aside

Heat 1 tsp butter and oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add the chicken. Cook turning once until nicely browned on both sides.
Add 1/2 C broth, reduce the heat and cover. Simmer until chicken is cook through.
Transfer chicken to cutting board, cover with tin foil to keep warm.

Add remaining 1/2 C broth to the pan and bring to a boil, cook until reduced to about 1/4 C. (2-4 min) Reduce heat to medium, add the reserved lemon cream and bring to simmer. Gradually whisk in reserved butter-flour paste until the sauce coats the spoon. Stir in peas.

Reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the pan, Turn to coat with sauce. Slice chicken and serve with sauce. We also put rice under our chicken.

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