Fresh herbs are essential! Tarragon is especially good. Using different herbs makes this a new dish each time.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a shallow bowl. Gently press chicken pieces into flour mixture to coat and shake off any excess flour.

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  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken and shallot in melted butter until shallot is softened and chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour white wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Stir tomatoes and lemon juice into chicken mixture; simmer for 2 minutes, pour in cream. Bring mixture to a boil and cook to reduce liquid to a thicker consistency, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and stir in tarragon.

Nutrition Facts

533 calories; 36.5 g total fat; 177 mg cholesterol; 166 mg sodium. 18.5 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
I took a little different spin on this using tomato sauce put up from my own garden tomatoes rather than chopped fresh tomatoes. I cut the chicken into strips rather than chunks. Didn t bother with either the lemon juice or cayenne but did add garlic and fresh sliced cremini mushrooms along with the minced shallots and some chicken broth to the tomatoes cream and wine. At the submitter s encouragement I used chopped fresh basil and parsley rather than the tarragon which I m no fan of. Rather than measuring any of the ingredients strictly I simply used them in the amounts that looked right to me but I think it s safe to say I probably used about equal parts of my tomato sauce and cream and fairly generous amounts of the chicken broth and wine as well. I served this over pasta along with a Caesar salad. Hubs and I really enjoyed this pleasant homey dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2013
We thought this was a very mild subdued dish that lacked complexity of flavor. This worked well served over four cheese tortellini. I made it exactly as written as I was the first reviewer but I recommend kicking it up a notch with additional seasoning. Read More
(4)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
I took a little different spin on this using tomato sauce put up from my own garden tomatoes rather than chopped fresh tomatoes. I cut the chicken into strips rather than chunks. Didn t bother with either the lemon juice or cayenne but did add garlic and fresh sliced cremini mushrooms along with the minced shallots and some chicken broth to the tomatoes cream and wine. At the submitter s encouragement I used chopped fresh basil and parsley rather than the tarragon which I m no fan of. Rather than measuring any of the ingredients strictly I simply used them in the amounts that looked right to me but I think it s safe to say I probably used about equal parts of my tomato sauce and cream and fairly generous amounts of the chicken broth and wine as well. I served this over pasta along with a Caesar salad. Hubs and I really enjoyed this pleasant homey dish. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
I took a little different spin on this using tomato sauce put up from my own garden tomatoes rather than chopped fresh tomatoes. I cut the chicken into strips rather than chunks. Didn t bother with either the lemon juice or cayenne but did add garlic and fresh sliced cremini mushrooms along with the minced shallots and some chicken broth to the tomatoes cream and wine. At the submitter s encouragement I used chopped fresh basil and parsley rather than the tarragon which I m no fan of. Rather than measuring any of the ingredients strictly I simply used them in the amounts that looked right to me but I think it s safe to say I probably used about equal parts of my tomato sauce and cream and fairly generous amounts of the chicken broth and wine as well. I served this over pasta along with a Caesar salad. Hubs and I really enjoyed this pleasant homey dish. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2013
We thought this was a very mild subdued dish that lacked complexity of flavor. This worked well served over four cheese tortellini. I made it exactly as written as I was the first reviewer but I recommend kicking it up a notch with additional seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2017
It's a very simple and homey recipe. The sauce isn't too flavorful and when ever I make it I add extra cream and chicken also I use lemon pepper and hardly any cayenne pepper. I also use extra tomato if I have any extras available. It's nothing amazing but just tastes so good regardless. I always make it with tricolor penne pasta and my family devours it each and every time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2015
I just made this. I followed the recipe as stated above so I can rate it. I think it's very mild and it makes me think I should have added more seasoning and cayenne pepper. Next time I make it I will add red pepper flakes and other herbs perhaps oregano and basil. It was easy and looked appealing. Next time I'll make it tastier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2019
Wonderful! I made this exactly as written except that I left out the shallot (personal preference). I did not find it at all bland as others have mentioned. It is simply sublime. I served it over mini farfalle pasta (tossed first with EV Olive Oil and butter) with grated Parmesan for sprinkling. This is similar to Alfredo Sauce and the lemon and tomatoes gave it a nice zing. Will definitely be making this often... easy and elegant. Read More
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