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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grilled Chicken With Tarragon Wine Sauce

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

I made this for Friday evening dinner. It is a chicken breast cooked on a charcoal grill. I use charred wood. I concocted this free-hand, so it's a little sketchy on measurements.

Sauce: 6 green onion, chopped top & all
Enough olive oil to generously coat the pan (medium saute pan)
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup half & half
1/4 cup white wine
a generous amount of fresh tarragon ( I have lots of it in my garden!)

Saute onions briefly, add mustard and salt, mix. Add half & half and wine. Simmer until thick. Add tarragon at the end.

I served this with fresh greens from my garden with a balsamic vinaigrette and lemon thyme rice. (I have lemon thyme in the garden as well)

It really was quite nice and very simple. I'll do it again!


  1. Sandra I want to come for dinner :)

    PS: I made a rhubarb and apple cake inspired by you. We ate it before I could take shots thought, it was yum.

  2. You are welcome, but that would be quite a plane ride for dinner!

    I'm so glad I inspired someone.

  3. Stop with the food! I'm gaining weight just looking at it!!

  4. You have lots of tarragon? I think I will pay a visit on my way to Mpls! That is if I can eventually remove my carcass from this chair other than get to the kitchen and see if I might be able to recreate this recipe. Even my husband...who is the cook...was looking over my shoulder asking what it was as it looked so good!

  5. Ahh, a foodie and a gardener, count me in as a new follower! Chicken looked amazing.

  6. Queen, really I don't think this is too bad on the calories scale!

    Alicia, I put a tarragon plant in last year and it has taken off. I gave a bunch of it to Kristina yesterday.

    Debra, Welcome! I do like food and it shows. : ) I spent the day weeding Sunday. Love the flowers, the weeds. Not so much. One garden to go!

  7. mmm, yummy. that looks really good. i'll bet it would taste good with salmon too. :-) i'll have to try it.

  8. It would be fabulous with salmon.


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