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Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

This chicken cooked in a rich and delicate tarragon cream sauce is ready in 30 minutes.  The family will love this and so will guests!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Chicken, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, cream sauce, taragon
Servings: 4
Calories: 384kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut in strips see NOTES
  • 8 oz mushrooms cut in half (optional)
  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon -OR- 1 tsp dried
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Melt 2 tbs of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Brown chicken well on both sides and remove from pan
  • Melt the remaining 1 tbs of butter in the same skillet. Cook mushrooms until they begin to brown.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan.
  • Add the garlic, stock and tarragon to the pan.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the flour and water so there are no lumps. Stir this mixture into the pan stirring constantly until liquid begins to bubble.
  • Add the cream and heat through.
  • Serve over pasta or rice.


Chicken breast may be left whole, but pound it down to 1/4-inch so it cooks quickly and evenly.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 811IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg