139.4…Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken

Don’t you just love it when you make a simple recipe and it turns out to be outstanding!?!

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That’s exactly what happened to me on Monday night. I had this recipe for Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken for awhile and finally got around to trying it. Boy am I glad I did. Now it’s your turn.

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Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken (Serves 4)


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon


  1. Melt the butter and heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in the skillet. Brown 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Stir cream into the pan, scraping up brown bits. Mix in mustard and tarragon. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until thickened. Return chicken to skillet to coat with sauce. Cook chicken 5 minutes or until done. Drizzle chicken with remaining sauce to serve.

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OMG. I could have bathed in the sauce. This was such a simple recipe to make yet it tasted like something you’d have in a restaurant. It was fabulous with my Mustard Seed Mashes Potatoes, by the way.

Breakfast the next morning was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and the last of the strawberries and blueberries.

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I dropped the kids off at school, got my hair done and stopped for fish tacos at Wahoos for lunch.

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I ran some errands and then got ready for Cathi’s birthday party at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia.

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We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and then dove into some seriously fabulous appetizers. Alicia and I split the Gem Lettuce Wedge Salad (buttermilk herb dressing, crumbled point reyes blue, shallot, tomato, bacon):

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Fabulous salad. 

I did try a slice of Lisa’s Neapolitan Margherita Pizza. Fabulous, again.

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The table ordered five or six of the American Kobe Beef Sliders (applewood bacon, crispy fried onion, brioche, béarnaise). I ate three by myself. Béarnaise sauce on a slider? Oh yes please.

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Alicia and I split the Maine Lobster Flatbread (wild mushrooms, mt. tam cheese, garlic cream):

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Holy yum!! Everything at The Pony Room was amazing. I cannot wait to go back!

This morning’s breakfast was just about the same as the day before, minus the blueberries.

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I took the kids to school, went to the gym and came home to change.

I met Lisa and Alicia for a Valentine’s Day lunch at Love Boat Sushi. Appropriate name for the day, right??

We also split some sushi to start….

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….then Alicia and I split two rolls. The first was the “Chef Specialty”:

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The second (and our personal favorite) was the Wasabi Roll:

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Tonight the hubby and I are spending a quiet evening at our club for dinner. I’m really looking forward to it. More food! :)

What would be your ideal way to spend Valentine’s Day?


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