Tarragon Chicken-in-a-Pot Pies

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Popular in French cooking, tarragon adds anise flavor to the creamy chicken mixture. Hollowed-out rolls serve as edible, individual vessels that soak up the sauce.
4 servings


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2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup chopped sweet onion
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup sliced carrot
1 cup (1/8-inch-thick) slices zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 (4.5-ounce) country or peasant rolls


Place flour in a small bowl; slowly add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended to form a slurry. Add the broth and wine.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion and chicken. Sauté 2 minutes; stir in carrot and next 4 ingredients (carrot through pepper). Cover, reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes. Stir slurry into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer until thick (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Cut rolls horizontally 1 inch from tops. Hollow out bottoms of rolls, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells; reserve torn bread and bread tops for another use. Spoon 1 1/4 cups chicken mixture into each bread shell.

Created date

November 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 413
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 35.7 g
Carbohydrate 48.8 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 4.2 mg
Sodium 865 mg
Calcium 199 mg