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juice of 1 lemon⅓ cup heavy cream½ tsp kosher salt, divided½ cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided1 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon butter, divided3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed¼ tsp ground white pepper1 tsp peanut or canola oil1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided, plus more as needed½ cup frozen peas, thawed3 Tbsp finely minced fresh tarragon or dill, plus sprigs for garnish


1. Combine lemon juice and cream in a small bowl. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mash 1 teaspoon flour and 1 teaspoon butter in another small bowl until a paste forms. Set both bowls aside.

2. Dry chicken thoroughly with paper towels. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Dredge lightly in the remaining 1/2 cup flour, shaking off any excess. (Discard leftover flour.)

3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken—do not crowd the pan. Cook, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides, about 10 minutes total. Add 1/2 cup broth, reduce the heat and cover. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. (Check to make sure the pan juices don’t run dry. If necessary, add more broth, a tablespoonful at a time, to prevent scorching.) Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and tent with foil.

4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup broth to the pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add the reserved lemon cream and bring to a simmer. Gradually whisk in the reserved butter-flour paste, a few bits at a time, until the sauce coats the spoon, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in peas.

5. Reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the pan along with tarragon (or dill). Turn to coat with the sauce and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Slice the chicken and serve with the sauce, garnished with sprigs of tarragon (or dill), if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 226 17%
  • Calories from fat 99 29%
  • Total Fat 11gm 11%
  • Sodium 258mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrates 6gm
  • Fiber 1gm
  • Protein 25gm
  • Cholesterol 88mg 2%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Diabetic, Healthy, Low Carb, Chicken, Vegetable, American, Easy, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Father's Day, Mother's Day

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