Petite Blanquette de Poulet a l'Estragon (Tarragon Chicken)

Petite Blanquette de Poulet a l'Estragon (Tarragon Chicken)

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"A modern and light version of the traditional French Blanquette. Serve with rice."


1 h 45 m servings 309 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Poke the whole clove into the onion, and place onion into a large soup pot. Stir in water, white wine, celery, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and black pepper; bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Place the chicken pieces and carrots into the liquid, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces to a bowl; strain the stock and reserve about 2 cups. Discard vegetables and herbs.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with flour. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and pan-fry the chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken pieces; place mushrooms into the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have just started to brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Return chicken to skillet; pour in enough stock to barely cover the chicken and mushrooms (about 2 cups); cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove chicken and mushrooms to a serving dish. Boil the remaining liquid until reduced by half, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, and cream; remove the skillet from the heat, and gradually whisk the egg yolk mixture into the reduced stock until the sauce thickens. Whisk in tarragon. Serve sauce over the chicken and mushrooms.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I would highly suggest you watch the webisode prior to making this recipe!!! This recipe for all it's effort, is delightful and if you have all of the ingredients at hand, is a breeze to make. ...

It's true that this is not a quick meal but totally worth the time if you want something special. It was AMAZING! I followed the recipe as written except used chicken breasts instead of a whole ...

I can't pronounce the name correctly, but it is definitely delicious and worth making. I will definitely be adding this to my collection of favorite recipes. Thanks for sharing this with us! =)

This was a little too time intensive for a weeknight dinner but not impressive enough looking at the table to make for guests. It was a little bland, it needed something. But I liked the idea t...


2 stars is generous for this recipe. It lacked the wow factor that would make me want to take the time involved with this recipe to cook it again. I cooked it exactly as the recipe read exept I ...

I watched the video, and made the recipe with 2 breasts, 5 thighs, 2 drumsticks (all bone-in, skin on). I also used creme fraiche. I thought the dish was flavorful and quite good. When I make ...

As others have said, this is time consuming but totally worth it! I actually really enjoyed making this, all the steps, while many, were easy and there is plenty of time for wine in between ste...

Wasn't horrible but not memorable either and I have to agree with the other reviewers it's pretty bland. The meats not dry at all if you know how to cook but I expected much more from the sauce ...