Sunday, January 31, 2010

Slow Cooker Taragon Chicken

I'm on a crock pot binge these days.  My schedule has been changed for a few months and it's really nice to have a warm meal waiting for us when I come into the house at dinner time.   We really like this one so I thought I'd share it with you.


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet.
Sprinkle 4-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts with salt and pepper (number of chicken breasts doesn't matter- just as long as they fit in your crock pot)
Brown chicken on all sides in oil and place chicken in the slow cooker

Add to the same skillet:
One chopped onion
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
one pound white button mushrooms, roughly sliced- not too small
one teaspoon dried tarragon
Saute for about 10 minutes and transfer to crock pot with chicken

Deglaze skillet with:
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth, scraping the bits from the pan into the liquid
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
Combine liquids- you might need to use a whisk
Pour into crock pot.

Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hrs (a little longer won't hurt, but check to see if it needs a little water if you leave it in longer).

Combine 1/2 cup half-and-half with 2 tablespoons cornstarch and pour into crockpot and stir contents.  Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

Great served with rice or risotto.  Garnish with fresh tarragon if you have it.  If you REALLY like tarragon, you can put some fresh tarragon in when you add the half-and-half.  (I don't do this, but the original recipe I worked with called for it).


Barb said...

Looks justs yummy. So how long will you have this part time job of going around to specialist and stuff? I do hope your issues with your shoulder get resolved soon.

SewCalGal said...

Sue, So sorry to hear about your shoulder problems, but happy to hear it is getting better. I've been hearing so many people having shoulder problems lately.
Love your crock pot recipe and definitely will give it a try this week. Thanks for sharing!


WoolenSails said...

That really looks good. I eat alone most of the time, so haven't been making big meals. Tonight is is chicken soup, but with the cold weather, it is a nice warm treat.


Larisa said...

It looks so good ))) I love this meal. Thanks ))

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder etc. I know all to well a crock pot meal is wonderful...use mine often and this recipe sounds like a keeper too!!

Terrielee said...

Hi! I'm Terrielee and I live less than an hour north of Philadelphia! Thanks for the slow cooker recipe! I've been looking for a few easy slow cooker meals and this sounds *Yummy*! I can't wait to try it!
Thank you for posting it!
Tlee :)

Sue said...

I grew up in Northeast Philly. I still have a lot of family in Philly and Jersey.

I hope you like the chicken. Try the BBQ Brisket, too!

Sandy said...

This looks soooo good! We love crock pot dishes...any roast beef recipes? Hope you are doing well, fondly,Sandy