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This tarragon chicken recipe has been sponsored by CK Mondavi and Clever Girls. All opinions expressed are my own. #CKMondaviHeroes
Summertime for me means a return to using fresh herbs in my cooking. I don't grow any herbs in my house over the winter so as soon as the weather starts to warm up, I head to the nursery and grab as many varieties as I can find. Having fresh herbs in my recipes gives them a wonderful flavor and complexity. This chicken recipe could have been just like any other chicken I stuck in the oven but the tarragon from the garden really gave it a unique flavor. Some people put flowers in a vase in their kitchen, I like to put freshly cut herbs in them! That way, the house smells good and I have fresh herbs at my fingertips whenever I need them!
When I was asked to share a recipe with my readers that would pair well with CK Mondavi wines, I knew fresh herbs would be part of my cooking. In my mind, red wines pair well with herbs like basil and oregano but lighter herbs like tarragon, rosemary and sage are the perfect accompaniment to a nice white wine like the CK Mondavi Chardonnay that I was sent. Their Chardonnay is medium-bodied with a hint of oak. The aroma brings to mind lemon and citrus with a light, fruity, and crisp smell. It is very refreshing and pairs well with a chicken and cream sauce!
Tarragon Chicken Recipe with a White Wine Cream Sauce
If you are planning on making a white wine cream sauce to go with your favorite chicken recipe, I found that the CK Mondavi Chardonnay worked very well. I am of the opinion that a little goes in the cream sauce and a little goes in my wine glass so I know it tastes great! CK Mondavi is the only American made/grown wine in the “supermarket wine under $10” category. It is nice to find a wine that tastes good without breaking the bank! Next time you are at the grocery store, I encourage you to pick up a bottle. A percentage of each bottle sold between May - August is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes (up to $50,000). The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), an organization that supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. It is currently funded entirely by public donations, IFHF serves U.S. military personnel wounded or killed in service to our nation and their families. For more information, visit the Fallen Heroes Fund.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.