Slow Cooker Creamy Tarragon Chicken

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    4hrs 15mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Tarragon chicken is a classic for a reason. The gentle anise flavor cuts through the creamy richness of this slow-cooked dish. Serve with creamy dollops of mashed potato for an indulgent treat. Serve with coarsely mashed potatoes mixed with peas.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    4 (450g)
  • Shallot icon
  • Tarragon icon
    1 tbsp (4g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Butter icon
    1 tbsp (14g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    1.25 cups (300ml)
  • Dry vermouth icon
    Dry vermouth
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Tarragon icon
    2 sprigs
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    2 tbsp (6g)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    3 tbsp (44ml)


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Add olive oil and butter to a clean medium cast iron skillet
  2. Heat
  3. Add chicken breast to the medium cast iron skillet
  4. Fry until just cooked - high heat
  5. Drain
  6. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  7. Place content of medium cast iron skillet on slow cooker bowl
  8. Add shallot to the medium cast iron skillet
  9. Cook until light golden - 5 min
  10. Stir in all purpose flour the medium cast iron skillet
  11. Mix in chicken stock and dry vermouth to the medium cast iron skillet gradually
  12. Add tarragon and salt & pepper to the medium cast iron skillet
  13. Boil
  14. Retrieve slow cooker bowl
  15. Pour content of medium cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl and cover
  16. Cook in slow cooker until cooked through - 4 hr, high heat
  17. Add fresh chives, tarragon and heavy cream to the slow cooker bowl
  18. Serve
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