Chicken breasts with lemon and tarragon sauce

Chicken breasts with lemon and tarragon sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands on time 55 mins

A super easy chicken, lemon and tarragon recipe that is great for easy entertaining.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
321kcals
Fat
18.3g (2.8g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
3g (2.4g sugar)
Salt
1g
Calories
321kcals
Fat
18.3g (2.8g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
3g (2.4g sugar)
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
  • 8 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt flakes
  • 1 tsp mixed peppercorns, roughly ground
  • 250ml soya cream

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Cut 7 fine slices from the middle of 1 lemon and juice the remainder along with the other lemon and set aside. Insert 1 slice of lemon under the skin of each chicken breast along with a sprig of tarragon and put in a roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over the salt and ground pepper. Roast for 35 minutes.
  2. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm. Put the roasting tin over a low heat on the hob and add the lemon juice. Stir with a wooden spatula, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the tin. Add the soya cream and stir well to heat the mixture through.
  3. Return the chicken to the tin and spoon over the sauce. Garnish with the remaining tarragon and lemon slices, and serve.

delicious. tips

  1. This goes well with a simple salad. Dauphinoise potatoes go well with too, as would steamed green vegetables or basmati rice.

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