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

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

Chicken Breast with Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce (for South Beach Phase 1) | Dietplan-101

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


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