Chicken sauté with white wine, shallots and tarragon

Posted: May 30, 2015 by nietize in Chicken
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From Delicious Magazine
Serves 4




Extra-virgin olive oil spray
1 chicken, about 1.75kg, jointed into 8 pieces and skin removed
12 small shallots
8 small garlic cloves
600ml medium-dry white wine
2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves,
plus 8 small sprigs, to garnish
4 fresh bay leaves
1 heaped tbsp half-fat crème fraîche

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat, spray with 10 squirts of oil and add the chicken in 1 layer. Fry for 5-8 minutes, until richly golden on all sides. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper.


Wipe the pan clean, return to the heat and spray with 6 squirts of oil. Add the shallots and garlic and fry until lightly browned. Set aside with the chicken.

Add the wine to the pan and boil for 10minutes, until reduced by three-quarters. Stir in 300ml water, the tarragon and bay leaves.


Return the chicken to the pan with the shallots and garlic. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook, uncovered, for 25 minutes, until the sauce is nicely reduced.

Lift the chicken into a serving bowl and scatter over the shallots and garlic.

Stir the crème fraîche into the sauce, season, and pour over the chicken. Scatter with tarragon sprigs and serve with new potatoes and sugar snap peas.

Couldn’t find tarragon at Waitrose yesterday. Substituted it with fennel seeds which gives a similar aniseed flavour. Added parsley to give it colour.

  1. Peachy_Tales says:

    I love tarragon and it marries so well with chicken.Great combo.well done you..Please do visit my blog sometimes.I would love to connect x I made Orange chicken, a very popular take out too ! 🙂

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