Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chicken Tarragon with Sauteed Veggies

A delicious way to use up some of a leftover bottle of white wine and make your chicken taste amazing!  This evening I wanted to cook up a bunch of the leftover veggies that I need to use before they go bad, so I decided to saute' them in a garlic, basil butter sauce. 

Chicken Tarragon with Rice

4 Chicken breasts
Seasoning (Mediterranean Sea Salt, Tarragon, Basil)
3/4 Cup Viognier
1 1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Garlic Clove (Minced)
1 Tbsp dried Tarragon
3/4 Cup Heavy Cream

Season the chicken and place in a heavy bottom skillet.  Pour in the wine and the chicken stock.  Add the garlic and 1 Tbsp of the Tarragon.  Bring to a boil and reduce the heat, cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked thoroughly.   
Remove the chicken and store in the microwave on a plate to keep warm.  Bring the remaining sauce to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until reduced by about two-thirds.
Stir in the cream and return to a boil.  Cook until reduced by half.  Stir in the remaining tarragon.  I suggest serving over rice and spooning the sauce over the top.  I like to return the chicken tot he sauce to help lock moisture in before serving.  Enjoy!


Garlic, Basil Butter Veggies

3 Tbsp Butter
2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
2 Carrots (Peeled & Chopped)
1 Zucchini (Peeled & Chopped)
2 Leek leaves (Chopped)
4-5 Radishes(Chopped)
1/2 Cup Mushrooms (Chopped)
3 Leaved Fresh Basil (Minced)

Melt the butter and add the garlic until crispy.  Add the remaining ingredients and  saute' for about 5-10 minutes until softened.  Serve & Enjoy!

Cinnamon Honey Butter

8 Tbsp Butter (1 Stick softened)
2 Tbsp Honey
1 1/2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp Heavy Cream
1 tsp Cinnamon

Add all ingredients together and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.

Season the chicken and add to the skillet
Add the wine & chicken stock
Add the garlic & Tarragon
Remove the chicken and boil the remaining liquid
Add the veggies to the garlic butter sauce
Add the cream to the tarragon sauce
Continue to saute' and thicken the sauce
Return the chicken to the sauce
Add all of the butter ingredients to the bowl
Liam licking off a beater!
Whipped butter
Serve & Enjoy!

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