If you're an herb lover, this dish, which takes 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish, will become a standard in your repetoire.
Recipe courtesy of The Herbfarm Cookbook
Save Recipe Print
Total:
10 min
Prep:
2 min
Cook:
8 min
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

Directions

1. Browning the chicken. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large (10 to 12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Using tongs, carefully lower the chicken breasts into the pan and cook them for about 1 minute on each side just until hey begin to brown slightly. Transfer the still-raw chicken to a plate.

2. Poaching in cream. Reduce the heat under the skillet to low. Add the shallot and cook, stirring constantly, until softened but not browned, less than 1 minute. Add the vermouth and cook for 30 seconds, then add the cream and half the tarragon. Return the chicken breasts to the pan and adjust the heat so that the cream gently simmers. Cover and cook until the chicken is firm and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. To check for doneness, cut into the thickest part of a breast with a paring knife ¿ there should be no sign of pink or translucence.

3. Finishing. Transfer the chicken breasts to a warmed serving platter or individual dinner plates. The sauce should be thick enough to lightly coat a spoon. If it is too thin, continue to simmer it for about 1 minute and it will thicken. Stir in the remaining tarragon and the lemon juice, then taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve right away with buttered egg noodles.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Roasted Rosemary Turkey Breast

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.