Taste Our Creamy Tarragon Chicken
This comforting creamy tarragon chicken recipe will tantalize your taste buds, and keep your coming back for more! It is an ideal meal choice for anytime of the year, and is incredibly simple to make. With a low calorie count, and super tasty creamy sauce, this is a great healthy meal choice packed full with nutritional benefits.
Chicken Tarragon Creme Fraiche
This mind blowing recipe was inspired by BBC Good Food’s “Creamy Chicken With Asparagus and Tarragon“. Click on the link, to view the original recipe, which I slightly tweaked to my own preferences, and fridge contents.
If you’ve followed the link, you will notice that the original recipe recommended the use of creme fraiche, not sour cream (like I used). I didn’t have creme fraiche in my fridge at the time of cooking this recipe, as the meal was not actually planned in advance. To overcome this shortage, I used sour cream. Sour cream is a great substitute for creme fraiche, but will result in a slightly more sour taste.
Never be afraid to mix a recipe up if you do not have all the ingredients stated. Cooking is a constant learning process, where you can discover which substitutes work (and don’t work), plus experience unique flavours by just taking a chance. Trust your instincts.
Tarragon Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are classified as a dark meat. They are budget friendly, but contain higher levels of fat than the chicken breast. Thighs are considered to be more flavoursome. Chicken thighs can be purchased with, or without a bone. Please note that cooking times will vary, depending upon whether a bone is included, or not. Always make sure that you check the internal cooking temperature of the chicken thigh.
If you would rather use chicken thighs in this recipe, please make sure you adjust the cooking times accordingly. Thighs take longer to cook, due to their high level of connective tissues (otherwise known as collagen). This tissue needs to be broken down, but this process only begins when the internal temperature of the chicken thigh reaches roughly 165 degrees fahrenheit.
When cooking chicken thighs, make sure you pan fry them for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side. It is important to ensure that the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees fahrenheit.
In order to ascertain an accurate temperature, it is important that you use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of meat CANNOT, and SHOULD NOT be guessed.
If cooking thighs with the bone still in place, the meat will remain more moist, and flavoursome.
Tarragon Chicken James Martin
James Martin is a great chef, who has inspired me to cook well.
If you want to check out his tarragon chicken recipe then Click Here.
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