The Best Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

Best Creamy Tarragon Chicken

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’sCreamy 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.

Don't Be Afraid To Substitute Food
Don’t Be Afraid To Substitute Food

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 thermometerThe 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.

Chicken Thighs versus Chicken Breast
Thighs Meat V’s Breast Meat

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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Yield: Serves: 2

The Best Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

The Best Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

Try the Best Ever Creamy Tarragon Chicken recipe. Your taste buds will be blown away with this yummy, yet simple to make, low calorie recipe.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 x 300g Jersey Royal New Potatoes (or baby potatoes)
  • 2 x Free range skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 x Large Onion
  • 6 x Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 x Chicken Stock Cube (Knorr)
  • 2 x Garlic Cloves
  • 6 tbsp x Sour Cream
  • 10g x Fresh Tarragon (or a couple of sprigs)
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp x Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 100g x Baby Leaf Salad
  • Optional Addition: Large handful of Tenderstem Broccoli


Meal Preparation

  1. Peel, and finely slice onion
  2. Slice cherry tomatoes in half
  3. Finely chop fresh tarragon sprigs
  4. Peel and crush garlic cloves
  5. Cut baby potatoes in half
  6. Boil kettle.
  7. Place stock cube in pyrex jug. Add 300ml boiling water, and mix thoroughly to create chicken stock.
  8. Season chicken with pepper
  9. Optional: If you are using tenderstem broccoli, trim the ends off.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Boil kettle full of water.
  2. Steam new potatoes for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in large deep non stick frying pan
  4. Add onions. Saute for 2 minutes
  5. Add garlic. Stir well. Fry for 1 minute.
  6. Place chicken in the frying pan. Gently cook over a medium heat, until the chicken has turned slightly brown. This will take approximately 5 minutes, depending upon the size, and thickness of your chicken breasts.
  7. Whilst the chicken cooks, make sure to keep the onion and garlic moving around the pan, so they do not burn.
  8. Pour chicken stock into frying pan, and add fresh tarragon. Mix well.
  9. Bring stock to the boil, and simmer for a further 5-8 minutes (until chicken is thoroughly cooked).
  10. Whilst frying pan is being heated, add sour cream to the stock. Stir liquid so that the sauce lightens in colour. Cook through for 1-2 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.

Serve and Enjoy!

Place potatoes and chicken in a warmed bowl, then pour creamy tarragon sauce over the chicken.

Add cherry tomatoes for colour. If you are using tenderstem broccoli, add this to the bowl.

Serve with a salad.


Recipe inspired, and slightly adapted from BBC Good Food's: 'Creamy Chicken With Asparagus & Tarragon'.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 1489mg Carbohydrates: 63g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 12g Protein: 33g
Please note these calculations are approximate.

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