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Chicken Breasts With Tarragon

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  Chicken breasts 3 , boned and halved
  Ground pepper To Taste
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Tablespoon
  Dry white bordeaux wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped tarragon 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

1. Skin the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dredge with the flour. Reserve the remaining flour.
2. In a large skillet heat three tablespoons of the butter, add the chicken and brown on both sides. Transfer to a heated platter. Add the shallots to the skillet and saute briefly. Add the wine.
3. Cook the liquid over high heat until it is nearly evaporated, while scraping loose all the brown particles.
4. Add the reserved flour and stir to make a thick paste. Sprinkle with the tarragon and stir in the chicken broth.
5. Return the chicken to the skillet, cover and cook until tender, about twenty-five minutes. Transfer the chicken to a heated platter and keep hot. Add the remaining butter and the cream to the skillet; heat, stirring, and pour the sauce over the chicken.

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