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Monday, July 08, 2013

Tarragon is delicious: Try Easy Chicken Chasseur

(At left, Tarragon is widely used in classic French cooking for a variety of dishes including chicken, fish and vegetables, as well as many sauces, the best known being Bernaise.)

I love the flavors of tarragon and cooking sherry together - so Continental! And can we ever get enough chicken recipes? This "Easy Chicken Chasseur" comes from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking April-May 2009 issue. After trying it last night I can happily report it is delicious! For the starch eaters in your family serve with rice. But for the tiny-tummies enjoy as is. I can assure you a nutritionally balanced meal and a happy pouch. CHEERS!

From Food
chasseur sauce
1. French for "hunter," chasseur sauce is a hunter-style brown sauce consisting of mushrooms, shallots and white wine (sometimes tomatoes and parsley). It's most often served with game and other meats. 2. Dishes prepared in a chasseur style are garnished with sautéed mushrooms and shallots.

Easy Chicken Chasseur
Serves 4 -- Total Time: 30 minutes

1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup sherry or reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 medium tomatoes cut into wedges and seeded

Place cornstarch in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in 2 teaspoons oil. Remove and set aside.

In the same skillet, cook and stir mushrooms and onions in remaining oil until tender. Add the broth, sherry and seasonings; bring to a boil. Carefully return chicken to the pan; simmer uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Serve with rice if desired.

Serves 4. Per serving (without rice): 260 calories, 25g protein, 7g fat (1 saturated), 18g carbohydrate.
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat. 1 starch. 1 vegetable. 1 fat.

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