I love this Chicken Recipe. Delicious, easy, and quick to make. It is perfect for when you have limited time and want to cook chicken that everyone, including kids, will love to eat!
This recipe is from a book I own called “Simplissime” by Jean-Francois Mallet, who is a French chef and author of many cookbooks.
I love Mallet’s book as it contains straight-forward recipes that are easy to make and always delicious. You can purchase the book in French here:
There is also an English version of the book. Full disclosure: I do not own the English version of Mallet’s book so I do not know if it contains exactly the same recipes as the French one. You can purchase the English version here:
Ingredients for Tarragon Chicken
The great thing about this recipe is you can easily find all the ingredients on the US market!
Ingredients for 4 people:
|2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil|
|6 Branches of Fresh Tarragon|
|4 Skinless Chicken Breasts|
|4 Tablespoons of Paprika|
|33 centiliters (which roughly equals 11 US ounces) of Sour Cream|
To give you an idea of what this list of ingredients looks like in the US, this is what I found at my local grocery store:
I always have Olive Oil in my kitchen. This is a must when cooking French! I recommend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is the best one.
Cooking the Chicken:
Step 1: Heat 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken cut in small pieces. Cook the chicken until its sides are no longer pink and become white. Like this:
Step 2: Add the Paprika and the Sour Cream
Step 3: Continue cooking the Chicken with the Paprika and Sour Cream on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Step 4: Add the Tarragon. You can also add salt and pepper if you wish. Note: depending on how much you like tarragon, you can add the tarragon sooner in the cooking process. In that case, the ingredients will have more time to mix, and the sauce will have more of a tarragon taste.
Mix and Serve:
Mom Tip: If your kids are picky eaters, just remove the tarragon when you serve your kids. Keep the tarragon when you serve adults.
I recommend serving it with rice. The sauce is delicious with rice!