After the chicken gently cooks in a mustard-tarragonbroth, youll blend the resultingpan juices with a small amount of heavycream and cornstarch to form a velvetysauce. Its all a marriage made in heavenwhen you serve it with buttered noodlesand asparagus or peas.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- 4 pounds bone-in chicken parts (breasts, drumsticks and thighs), skin discarded
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 lemon, finely zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- Pour the broth into a 6- to 7-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, 1 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper; rub the chicken with the mustard. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and top with the garlic and 2 tbsp. tarragon. Cover and cook on low heat until the chicken is tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into a thigh away from the bone registers 165 degrees , about 5 hours.
- Transfer the chicken to a serving plate and cover to keep warm. Strain the pan juices into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over high heat. In a small bowl, combine the cream and cornstarch. Whisk the mixture into the saucepan and cook until the sauce is thickened; stir in the lemon juice. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
- In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, parsley, and 1 tbsp. tarragon. Top the chicken with the zest-herb mixture.
- Make a creamy pasta dish. Pull the chicken off the bone into shreds. Stir some milk or light cream into the sauce to stretch it a little. Add the chicken to the sauce and toss with hot cooked spaghetti, green peas and parmesan.