Mustard-Tarragon Chicken Sauté

March 31, 2019

Mustard-Tarragon Chicken Sauté

Need some inspiration for Sunday dinner? Look no further!

Mustard-Tarragon Chicken Sauté

This tangy dinner is perfect for 4. Head to the market for some fresh Tarragon; you won't regret it!


  • 4 skinless-boneless Chicken Breast Halves
  • 1 ½ tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 cup Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Dry Vermouth
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, extra strong
  • ½ cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. Tarragon, chopped fresh
  • Salt & Pepper, freshly cracked


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and sauté until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Put the pan back on the heat, add shallots and sauté 1 minute. Add the vermouth & the mustard and bring to simmer. Finally, add the cream and 1 ½ tbsp tarragon. Simmer until slightly thickened, stirring often, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to skillet. Simmer until chicken is heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. Transfer chicken and sauce to platter and sprinkle with remaining tarragon.

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook time:

25 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Photo credit: Naoto Sato, Tarragon, image License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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