Spring Chicken Fricassee with Carrots and Tarragon

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 55 min.
The simple ingredients in this dish combine for a hearty chicken dinner with surprisingly complex taste.


  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups carrot slices (1/4-inch slices)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 bunch finely chopped fresh tarragon, plus sprigs for garnish


  • Heat oven to 250 degrees F (warm oven).
  • In a saucepan, combine chicken broth and carrots. Add bay leaves. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots are just tender, about 18-20 minutes. When carrots are tender, remove to a bowl. Reserve broth.
  • While carrots cook, season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a skillet that will hold chicken in a single layer, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and sauté until brown, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to an oven-safe dish and place in warm oven.
  • To the skillet, add wine, scraping up any brown bits on bottom of pan. Add reserved broth, bring to a boil, and reduce until liquid measures about 3/4 cup, about 12 minutes.
  • Add sour cream to pan, bring to a boil and reduce slightly. Sauce should measure about one cup. Add carrots and chopped tarragon and stir. Return chicken to pan, turning to coat in sauce. Remove to serving platter and garnish with tarragon sprigs.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 380
  Calories from Fat 190 (50%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 0mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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