Dijon Tarragon Chicken Breasts

Whenever my grocery store has a sale on chicken breasts, I buy an extra two or three packages and freeze them. This dish is a wonderfully rich tasting meal that is healthy and budget-minded.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Two 14-ounce cans chicken broth

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6 to 8 ounces

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or, 2 teaspoons dried

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring 2 cans chicken broth to a boil. Add chicken to the broth, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Poach chicken 12 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate and pour broth into a large measuring cup or batter bowl. Return the pan to heat and add butter. When butter melts, add flour and cook, whisking with butter, 2 minutes. Slowly pour cooking liquid back into the pan, until appropriately thickened, combining with a whisk. Stir in Dijon mustard and tarragon and season sauce with salt and pepper. Return chicken to the pan and coat with sauce. Simmer 2 or 3 minutes to heat chicken back through and to combine flavors. Serve with rice pilaf, and roasted squash vegetable medley.
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