Chicken Tarragon Recipe - French Cuisine | Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Asparagus, White Wine, Tarragon, Rice

Chicken Tarragon

Chicken Tarragon Recipe - French Cuisine | Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Asparagus, White Wine, Tarragon, Rice
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Tarragon
Chicken Tarragon

Chicken Tarragon is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken breast with the aromatic herb tarragon. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that is sure to impress your family and friends.


Chicken Tarragon is a classic French dish that dates back to the 19th century. Tarragon, a popular herb in French cuisine, adds a unique and savory flavor to the dish. This recipe has been passed down through generations and continues to be a favorite among food enthusiasts.


How to prepare

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken and asparagus in olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add white wine and tarragon; simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Add rice and heat thoroughly.


  • Add mushrooms or bell peppers to the dish for extra flavor and texture.
  • Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast for a richer and more tender dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the chicken with salt and pepper before cooking to enhance the flavor.

- Be careful not to overcook the chicken, as it can become dry and tough.

- Use fresh tarragon if possible for the best flavor, but dried tarragon works well too.

- Adding white wine to the dish adds a depth of flavor and helps to deglaze the pan.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Tarragon over a bed of rice or with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Searing the chicken and asparagus in a skillet helps to lock in the flavor and create a crispy exterior.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use fresh thyme or rosemary as a substitute for tarragon if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken in tarragon and white wine overnight for a more intense flavor.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh tarragon leaves or a sprinkle of lemon zest for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken Tarragon with a crisp white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

250 per serving


12g per serving


8g per serving


30g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (butter) and gluten (flour).


Chicken Tarragon is a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken Tarragon is a simple yet elegant dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its tender chicken, flavorful tarragon, and aromatic white wine sauce, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the joy I felt when I first stumbled upon this recipe for Chicken Tarragon. It was many years ago, back when I was a young girl living in a small village in the countryside. My grandmother, who was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, had invited me to help her in the kitchen one afternoon. As we chopped vegetables and seasoned meats, she suddenly pulled out an old, tattered cookbook from the shelf and began flipping through the pages.

"This recipe for Chicken Tarragon is one of my favorites," she said, a smile tugging at the corners of her lips. "I learned it from a dear friend of mine many years ago. It's a simple dish, but the flavors are just divine."

Intrigued, I leaned in closer to watch as she gathered the ingredients and explained the steps to me. The combination of tender chicken, fragrant tarragon, and creamy sauce sounded absolutely mouth-watering. I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

After that day, I made the Chicken Tarragon recipe countless times, each time tweaking it slightly to suit my own tastes. Sometimes I added a touch of lemon zest for a hint of freshness, or swapped out the heavy cream for a lighter alternative. No matter how I prepared it, the dish never failed to impress my family and friends.

As the years went by, I continued to perfect my recipe for Chicken Tarragon, adding my own personal touch to make it truly my own. I would often think back to that day in my grandmother's kitchen, grateful for the knowledge she had passed down to me. Her love for cooking had ignited a passion within me that would last a lifetime.

One day, I decided to enter a cooking competition in the nearby town. The theme was French cuisine, and I knew immediately that my Chicken Tarragon would be the perfect dish to showcase. With my grandmother's recipe in hand, I set to work in my own kitchen, carefully preparing each ingredient with precision and care.

The day of the competition arrived, and I nervously presented my dish to the judges. As they took their first bite, I held my breath, waiting for their verdict. To my delight, they raved about the flavors and textures of the Chicken Tarragon, praising it as a true taste of France.

I was awarded first place in the competition, and my heart swelled with pride. My grandmother's recipe had not only brought me success, but had also connected me to a part of my heritage that I cherished deeply.

Since that day, I have continued to share my recipe for Chicken Tarragon with anyone who is willing to listen. I have taught my own children how to make it, passing on the tradition that was started so many years ago in my grandmother's kitchen.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the journey that led me to this moment, I am filled with gratitude for the simple joys that cooking has brought into my life. The memories of that day in my grandmother's kitchen will forever hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the love and passion that can be found in a humble recipe for Chicken Tarragon.


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