Chicken Fricassee with Tarragon

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Fricassee is a classic French stew of chicken and vegetables, cooked in white wine and finished with a touch of cream. The light tarragon-infused sauce begs to be sopped up with crusty bread.

Chicken Fricassee with Tarragon
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

  • 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces, skin removed

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 5 large shallots, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 pound button mushrooms, wiped clean and halved or quartered

  • 4 sprigs fresh tarragon, plus 4 teaspoons chopped (see Substitution Note)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, shaking off the excess. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven. Add chicken; cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add shallots to the pan; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and scrape up any browned bits. Simmer until reduced slightly, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add broth; bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan; add carrot, mushrooms and tarragon sprigs. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently until the chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. Discard tarragon sprigs. Increase heat to medium-high. Simmer the cooking liquid for 2 to 3 minutes to intensify flavor. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in sour cream, mustard and chopped tarragon. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
415
Carbohydrates
19g
Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
47g
Cholesterol
143mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
1300mg
Sodium
617mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 starch
61/2 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (64% daily value)
Potassium (37% dv)
Zinc (22% dv)
Magnesium 20% dv)
Folate &amp
Iron (16% dv)

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