Chicken breasts and sun dried tomatoes

    1 hour 10 min

    Chicken in a creamy sun dried tomato tarragon sauce is easy to make and very tasty. Serve with sauteed mushrooms and broccoli and rice.

    Orkney, Scotland, UK
    41 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 5-6 chicken breast fillets
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 12-14 sun-dried tomatoes
    • 300ml (1/2 pint) double cream
    • pinch salt
    • to taste chilli powder
    • rocket leaves to garnish

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Slice the chicken breasts thinly across and place them in a bowl with the lemon juice, paprika and garlic.
    2. Chop the tarragon and add to the bowl. Stir to coat the breasts evenly and leave to absorb the flavours for at least 30 minutes - I do this in the morning and leave in the fridge until I need them in the evening.
    3. Melt the butter in a large, deep, heavy based frying pan over a fairly low heat. Add the chicken mixture and cook gently, stirring now and then for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
    4. Remove chicken slices to a plate and put to one side. Slice the tomatoes into 3-4 pieces - if you can get the ones in jars of oil they are nice and soft.
    5. Bubble the pan juices up fiercely for two minutes to reduce them slightly, remove pan from heat and add the cream. Bring back to boil and boil, stirring for 2-3 minutes or until it has thickened slightly.
    6. Season to taste with salt and chilli and then return cooked chicken and tomatoes to the sauce, stir for another minute or so.
    7. Spoon into a shallow serving dish and cover loosely with foil. This may now be kept warm for up to an hour without spoiling in a low oven. Just before serving scatter with rocket leaves.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (2)


    This is a Josceline Dimbleby recipe that became my children's favourite meal. They still ask for it and now all cook it themselves. Delicious  -  14 May 2016


    Love this. It's great for a dinner party with big numbers and always goes down a treat.  -  15 Feb 2016