Chicken Breast with Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce (South Beach Phase 1) |

Healthy, quick, and easy chicken breast with tarragon-mustard cream sauce recipe not only looks elegant but tastes delicious as well. This would definitely be a hit for mustard lovers. Suitable for those on South Beach Diet phase 1.

Tips: Seasoned the chicken breast before browning for the best result. Serve hot.

This recipe yields 4 servings.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • salt & ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp margarine (without trans-fat)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard (or Dijon mustard)
  • 3/4 tsp dried tarragon (or 2 tsps chopped fresh tarragon)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk


  1. Lightly coat chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Melt margarine with oil, then brown the chicken breasts on both sides.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes, until cooked through. Transfer to a serving plate and keep warm.
  5. Add mustard and tarragon to the skillet.
  6. Stir the sauce over medium heat until it is reduced to half.
  7. Reduce heat to low, add in evaporated milk and stir until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt & ground pepper.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and serve hot.