Tarragon Chicken with Quick Roasted Garlic.

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again!!  This month, I was assigned Danielle’s blog, Mostly Food and Crafts.  Danielle is a stay at home mom (like me) who loves to cook and craft with her kids (also like me).  After reading through her blog, I have a feeling that if we lived in the same state, we’d probably get along fabulously.  I spent quite some time perusing her recipes (and crafts… but this is a cooking event), and eventually decided upon this awesome recipe for Tarragon Chicken.

I was pretty excited to find a method for quick-roasting garlic, as it’s one of my favorite things ever, and even more excited that it worked wonderfully.  I also don’t have much experience with tarragon (that I know of) so I was looking forward to trying something new.

We truly enjoyed this meal.  I think it’s safe to say that most people make chicken for dinner more often than any other meat, so it’s always nice to find a new way to prepare it.  I don’t often make pan sauces when I make chicken but this recipe has me convinced that I should do it more often.

Tarragon Chicken with Quick Roasted Garlic – slightly adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts

  • 5 Large Garlic Cloves, unpeeled
  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Tarragon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Half and Half

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the garlic.  Cook, turning occasionally, until it starts to brown and is tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and allow to cool.

Salt and pepper the chicken, to taste.  Heat the butter over medium-high in the same skillet used to cook the garlic.  Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes per side.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Peel the garlic and return to the skillet.  Add the white wine and allow to cook until reduced by half, about 5-8 minutes.  Using a fork or potato masher, mash the garlic in the wine.  Add the chicken stock and tarragon, reserving a small amount for garnish, and simmer again until reduced by half, about 3-5 minutes.  Add the cream and stir into the mixture until a sauce-like consistency is attained.

Return the chicken, along with any accumulated juices, to the skillet and simmer to heat through, turning occasionally, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve the chicken with the sauce spooned over the top.

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17 responses to “Tarragon Chicken with Quick Roasted Garlic.

  1. Once again Jey, you’ve made my mouth water with one of your photos and a recipe – this looks so good, I’m wondering if I can fit this in this week. It looks easy enough my teens could do this. Yum!!

  2. Good Morning Jey,
    This chicken looks amazing, we would really enjoy it. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC, have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  3. I love chicken with tarragon. Throw in some cream and sounds like heaven.

  4. Yay – you had my blog. Im glad you enjoyed this dish! I bet we would get along great too.

  5. Gorgeous photo! I love the tip for quick roasting the garlic!

  6. This sounds delicious! I had Danielle’s blog last month, it was a good one to be assigned. I love having another idea of what to do with chicken!

  7. This looks so great. I agree on the pan sauces. They are always so great I wonder why I don’t make them more often. Great photo too!

  8. I love the method for the garlic. I’ll need to hold on to this recipe!

  9. That sounds really delicious. Like you, I am always looking for new chicken recipes.

  10. What a simple and delicious dish. I love the flavor of tarragon. Pretty presentation, too!

  11. the sauce sounds wonderful! I need to do more sauces with chicken and will mark this one to try!

  12. Sounds yummy. Yeah, I think we could all use a new chicken recipe in our repertoire.

  13. This looks lovely … I love trying out new takes on chicken too! Can’t wait to try this out!

  14. This sounds delicious, and gorgeous photo! I love trying different chicken dishes – you can never have enough, and pan sauces are great!

  15. Totally gonna have to try this! I need new ways to cook chicken!

  16. what a gorgeous picture – I’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken as well!

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