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Spring Chicken Fricassee with Carrots and Tarragon

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
Fresh tarragon is the secret ingredient in this simple and delicious chicken dish.


  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups carrot, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 bunch fresh tarragon, finely chopped (plus sprigs for garnish)


  • Heat oven to 250°.
  • In a saucepan, combine chicken broth, carrot slices, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots are just tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. When carrots are tender, remove to a bowl. Reserve broth.
  • While carrots cook, season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a skillet that will hold chicken in a single layer, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to an oven-safe dish and place in warm oven.
  • To the skillet add wine, scraping up any brown bits on bottom of pan. Add reserved broth, bring to a boil and reduce until liquid measures about 3/4 cup, about 12 minutes.
  • Add sour cream to pan and bring to a boil; reduce slightly. Sauce should measure about one cup.
  • Add carrots and chopped tarragon and stir. Return chicken to pan, turning to coat in sauce. Remove to serving platter and garnish with tarragon sprigs.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 313
  Calories from Fat 123 (39%)
(21%)Total Fat 14g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(42%)Cholesterol 126mg
(22%)Sodium 522mg
(22%)Potassium 768mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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