Creamy Chicken and Tarragon Hotpot

  • 20MINS
  • 1HR 25MINS
  • 371KCAL

Tarragon, a versatile herb with a light aniseed and vanilla flavour, works brilliantly in this chicken hotpot! Using light spreadable cheese in the sauce instead of cream means the calories are reduced, too.

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Creamy Chicken and Tarragon Hotpot

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How to Batch

Cool within 2 hours of cooking (minus the tarragon garnish), then divide the cooked recipe into individual servings and freeze immediately

Swap this

Use chicken thighs or Quorn alternative instead of chicken breast, or for a totally vegetable filling, bulk it out with extra veg (e.g. butternut squash) instead of using chicken.

Tasty dish and I added some light grated cheese to the top of the potatoes and a little more mustard.
Delicious, nutritious and definitely has the ‘Nom Factor’
I add a parsnip to the pot so it really is packed with veg, I also use thighs instead of breast, just my preference. I don’t reduce it too much as the sauce is delicious. Everyone loves this, it’s sooo tasty!

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‘Loved this chicken was so tender and tasty NO salt pepper needed at all, always prep first get all chopped and ready to go, loved the cream cheese in it. Potato were great as well. Had this instead of a roast Lovely! Thankyou’


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Suzanne O’NrillWednesday 8th February 2023

Could I use a filo pastry top instead of potatoes


    HollyMonday 13th February 2023

    Hey Suzanne, yes you could swap the mashed potato for scrunched up filo pastry instead and adjust the nutritional information accordingly, hope that helps!


Cheyanne HawkinsTuesday 18th October 2022

Hi! I much prefer chicken breast since its lower calorie and less fatty, how would I substitute it?


    SharonTuesday 18th October 2022

    Hi Cheyanne, Creamy Tarragon Hot Pot is a recipe that’s written using chicken breast so just follow the recipe as it’s written. Enjoy the recipe!


RosieMonday 17th October 2022

How do you reheat this once frozen and defrosted?


    SharonTuesday 18th October 2022

    Hi Rosie, once thoroughly defrosted, microwave until piping hot throughout. You can find full details for freezing and reheating food on pages 12 and 13 of our Quick & Easy book.


BarbarcSaturday 1st October 2022

Hi there
Im just making Creamy Chicken and Tarragon Hotpot .. from.your Quick.and Easy book .
I just wanted to ask at what stage do you add the onions garlic etc to the main dish It doesnt seem to say in the recipe …ive just added it all in when I added the stock pearl barley and herbs .. ??
Is that correct ?


    HollyMonday 3rd October 2022

    Hey Barbara, the onion and garlic is added in the first step of the recipe just after browning the chicken. Hope that helps!


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