Serve s 4 to 6
Two tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley leaves may be
substituted for the tarragon in this recipe.
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs,
or a combination
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound cremini mushrooms, trimmed and cut
into 1/4-inch slices
1 onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove, minced
1 and 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup sour cream
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with 1 teaspoon
salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat butter and oil in 12-inch skillet
over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, place chicken in
skillet and cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Flip chicken and
continue to cook until browned on second side, about 4 minutes
longer. Transfer chicken to large plate.
2. Add mushrooms, onion, and wine to now-empty skillet and
cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and mushrooms
are browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add flour and garlic; cook,
stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add broth and bring mixture to boil,
scraping up any browned bits. Add chicken and any accumulated
juices to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer
until breasts register 160 degrees and thighs register 175 degrees,
5 to 10 minutes.
3. Transfer chicken to clean platter and tent loosely with foil.
Whisk sour cream and egg yolk together in medium bowl. Whisking
constantly, slowly stir 1/2 cup sauce into sour cream mixture. Stirring
constantly, slowly pour sour cream mixture into simmering sauce.
Stir in nutmeg, lemon juice, and tarragon; return to simmer. Season
to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.