Chicken breast with lemon and tarragon sauce

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Chicken breast with lemon and tarragon sauce
Chicken breast with lemon and tarragon sauce
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

This tangy stuffed chicken recipe with dairy-free sauce is ready in just under an hour and it goes well with Dauphinois potatoes or even a simple serving of vegetables or rice


  • 2 lemons
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
  • 8 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp salt flakes
  • 1tsp mixed peppercorns, roughly ground
  • 250ml Alpro soya cream alternative

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200ْC/fan180ْC/gas 6
  2. Cut 7 slices from the middle of 1 lemon and juice the remainder along with the other lemon and set aside.
  3. Insert 1 slice of lemon under the skin of each chicken breast along with a sprig of tarragon and put in a roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over the salt and ground pepper. Roast for 35 mins.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm. Put the roasting tin over a low heat on the hob and add the lemon juice. Stir with a wooden spatula, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the tin. Add the soya cream and stir well to heat the mixture through.
  5. Return the chicken to the tin and spoon over the sauce. Garnish with the remaining tarragon and lemon slices, and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 321(kcal)
  • Fat 18.3g
  • Saturates 2.8g
  • Sugars 2.4g
  • Salt 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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