30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ?

30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free

30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ?

i.e. Speeeedy ?

This tarragon chicken pasta makes for an ideal weeknight meal. Suuuuper speedy, without sacrificing any taste. In fact, few chicken breasts will be as tender as these.

The trick is in browning the meat first, followed by a brief poaching in dry white wine with sautéed shallots. This ensures an ultra juicy result time and time again. No dry chicken here!

Ah, and all this juiciness sits atop a bed of ricotta pasta. Think a gluten free brown rice pasta (they tend to hold together better than their corn and quinoa counterparts), mixed in with ricotta and olive oil. All finished off with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (i.e. real Parmesan cheese), fresh tarragon, and a good squeeze of lemon.

Gotta love pasta night. ?

If keto

If keto, simply serve the tarragon chicken with the ricotta sauce atop bed of zoodles or cauliflower rice. With just 2g net carbs, it makes for an ideal weeknight dinner.

30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free

 

30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ? Gluten Free

30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ?

Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 314 kcal

This tarragon chicken pasta makes for an ideal weeknight meal. Suuuuper speedy, without sacrificing any taste. In fact, few chicken breasts will be as tender as these. 

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Ingredients

For the tarragon chicken

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic ran through a press
  • 2 medium shallots very finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon finely chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 120 ml dry white wine
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the pasta

  • 400 g gluten free brown rice spaghetti or zoodles if keto!
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 125 g fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon chopped
  • Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • lemon

Instructions

  1. Heat up olive oil in Dutch oven or pot over medium/high heat. Add garlic, onion and sauté until lightly browned, 10 to 13 minutes. Add tarragon and sauté for 2 more minutes. Remove from the Dutch oven into a bowl, and set aside. 

  2. Lower heat to low, heat up more olive oil and add chicken breasts. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, until browned. 

  3. Add the tarragon shallots back into the Dutch oven, and pour in white wine. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, turning chicken half way through. 

  4. While your chicken is poaching, cook your pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil and properly salt it. On average it is 1 tablespoon kosher salt to 4 quarts (16 cups) of water. Add your pasta to the boiling water, and cook following manufacturers instructions. 

  5. Check the chicken is cooked through by making a small cut into the thickest part and ensuring the juices run clear. If not, simmer for a few minutes longer and check again. 

  6. Serve right away atop a bed of pasta drizzled with olive oil, a dollop of ricotta, and finished off with fresh tarragon, parmesan and freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutritional values are calculated for just the tarragon chicken with the ricotta sauce, as pasta values vary widely. 

Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Tarragon Chicken Pasta ?
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 525mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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