Dijon Tarragon Cream Chicken is a one-skillet chicken dinner that has a ton of flavor from dijon mustard and fresh tarragon!
3/19/18 Update: This is an old post (from 2010!!!) that I recently updated with new photos. While the recipe is the same (with the addition of mushrooms!), the post content is still from 2010.
My mom emailed me this recipe for Dijon Tarragon Cream Chicken last week saying she had all of the ingredients and it would be good for dinner that night. I loved that the decision making of choosing a recipe was done for me, but I was a little skeptical after I looked at the recipe. It looked so easy and there were hardly any ingredients…could it really be that great?
Oh yes…it could and it was!
The kitchen smelled amazing while the cream sauce was simmering and I am pretty sure not much was said at the dinner table besides “Mmm!” and “This is SO good!” We served it along with some roasted brussel sprouts (recipe to come), risotto, french bread, and of course a glass of red wine.
This Dijon Tarragon Cream Chicken would be great for a weeknight when you want something special for dinner but don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen. It would also be perfect to make for company when you would rather be actually spending time with your company rather than slaving away in the kitchen.
The recipe comes from allrecipes.com and after reading some of the reviews, I decided to add minced garlic and a shallot to add more flavor, and I also marinated the chicken in dijon mustard for about 30 minutes. The last change was that I doubled the amount of cream sauce because, can you ever have too much cream sauce? I don’t think so.