Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tarragon Chicken ~ One of Nigella Lawson's Best

Do any of those recipes you know, sort of reach out to you? I was watching my share of Nigella Express on television in the afternoon, and she wooed with me with this simplistic recipe. The sort of recipe that involves hardly an effort and yet so elegant to charm your friends for an informal dinner.

Chicken Breast- 4
Shallots - 12  (roughly chopped)
White Wine - 700ml\
Olive oil
Salt - to taste
Pepper - a generous pinch
Fresh Tarragon - chopped or torn
Creme Fraiche - 6 tbs
Cream - 2 tbs
Lime Juiced - 1 lime

Preheat oven to 180 C Season the flour.Coat the chicken pieces in the flour.Heat the olive oil in a heavy cast iron casserole, brown the chicken until golden brown. Remove chicken to a plate. Add shallots to the pan, add a knob of butter.Turn the heat down low and soften shallots. Return chicken to pan. Slosh in the wine and reduce slightly. Add tarragon and creme fraiche. Cook in the oven for 45 mins.Remove and taste for seasoning. Add lemon juice and a dash of cream. Return to oven for a further 15 minutes.Garnish with some finely chopped tarragon, serve with basmati rice.


  1. Looks really yum.. Very inviting click !

  2. I can't miss the opportunity to delight my friend with such a marvelous tarragon chicken. The basmati rich will increase its charm so can be treat as meal or even breakfast recipes as you wish.


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