Dijon-Tarragon Smothered Chicken Recipe

Recipe Category: Chicken

Dijon-Tarragon Smothered Chicken Recipe


Makes 4 :Servings

Prep: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serving size 1 four-ounce chicken breast or 1/4 of recipe

Calories 363 Protein 38 g Carbohydrates 21 g Fat 13 g Fiber <1 g Sugar 16 g Sodium 393 g

  • 11/2 pounds (four 6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion (see note)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (see note)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons canned coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 11/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • garnish: chopped fresh tarragon, cracked black pepper


  1. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel, then season with salt, pepper, and arrowroot powder
  2. Rub into the chicken breasts to coat them evenly
  3. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil
  4. Add the chicken breasts and sear them on all sides for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown
  5. Remove the breasts from the skillet and set aside
  6. Add the olive oil and onion and cook until the onion is brown and translucent, about 3 minutes
  7. Add the vinegar and lemon juice and bring to a light simmer
  8. Allow about half of the liquid to evaporate, then add the coconut cream, chicken broth, and mustard
  9. Stir everything together in the skillet, return the chicken breasts to the skillet, then reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer
  10. Allow the sauce to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes
  11. You may need to remove the skillet from the heat momentarily to help the process along
  12. Sprinkle in the tarragon, then fold the tarragon and chicken into the sauce
  13. Cook over low heat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes
  14. Garnish and Serve

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