Real Fast Food: Chicken Tarragon
Nico usually lacks confidence in cooking for Markus, Sha and Jo. (we are all better at cooking than him J) So when he volunteers to cook for us, we humour him and so far he has never failed to feed us well.
Tonight’s menu is from his favourite recipe book from one of his favourite chefs:
Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater.
He cooked Tarragon Chicken. An easy dish to make and very delicious dish at that.
How to do a real fast food:
4 large boneless chicken breasts
50 g butter
8 sprigs of tarragon
250ml double cream
2-3 tsp wine or tarragon vinegar or lemon juice
1) Slice the chicken breasts into strips about 1cm or half an inch
2)Melt the butter into a shallow pan over a medium heat
3)Strip the tarragon leaves from their stems
4)When butter starts to sizzle add chicken and tarragon.
5)Cook chicken until it has coloured lightly about 3 mins.
6)Move the chicken around the pan but remember the skin must turn golden to give a good flavour.
7)Pour in cream and let it simmer, until it thickens slightly for another 3 mins.
8)Add a tsp of wine or tarragon vinegar or lemon, taste, then add a second, taste and add a third if you wish.
We serve it with garlic fried rice and mixed curly leaves salad, with feta of course from our favourite cheese shop in Athens.