Tarragon Chicken with Crushed potatoes

This easy dish is ideal for a special meal or just a midweek supper. Chicken breast is low in fat and here it is cooked in a little white wine with tarragon to provide lots of flavour. The potatoes are lightly crushed before serving and have a little olive oil drizzled over. Delicious!

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2 tsp olive oil
4-6 (around 80g) shallots , peeled and if large, halved
4 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
2 x 130g skinless chicken breast
50ml white wine
75ml water
Few sprigs fresh tarragon

For the crushed potatoes:
 250g baby new potatoes
 1 tbsp olive oil
 Black pepper
 Pinch of sea salt flakes

To serve: 2 large carrots, sliced and 160g runner beans sliced


Calories: 366

No of servings: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

This recipe is suitable for the following diets: Simple Solution (LCD) . 


1. Heat the olive oil in a non stick pan with a lid and add the shallots and garlic. Gently fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the chicken breasts and brown a little on one side, then turn over and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side.
3. Pour in the wine and water and tarragon and bring to simmering point. Turn down the heat, cover and gently poach for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Test by piercing with a knife ? if the juice runs clear the chicken is cooked.
4. Meanwhile steam or boil the potatoes in unsalted water. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and place in a warmed serving bowl. Lightly crush with a masher or fork and drizzle over the olive oil. Grind over a little pepper and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt flakes if desired.
5. Steam the carrots and runner beans.
6. When the chicken is cooked, remove the chicken, shallots and garlic from the cooking juices and keep warm in a serving dish. Boil the cooking juices 1-2 minutes, then pour over the chicken.
7. Add a little chopped tarragon to the chicken and serve with the crushed potatoes and vegetables.


Serving suggestions: If you don?t want to add the wine just use the same quantity of water instead. For a special meal stir in 2 tbsp single cream to the sauce just before serving. (400 kcal, 14.1g fat, 3.7g saturates)

Storage: Store the chicken for 24 hours in the fridge and reheat until piping hot in the microwave.

Nutritional Info

Energy kcal 366.00
Protein g 35.60
Carbohydrate g 26.90
Of which sugars g 7.50
Fat g 11.20
Of which saturates g 1.90
Fibre g 7.20
Sodium g 0.30
Salt g 0.70
Portions of vegetables 2