Low Carb Tarragon Chicken

A superb low carb meal perfect for dinner guests or a family meal. Low carb tarragon chicken pretty much includes every low carb staple ingredient - perfection.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6
Total Carbs: 2.4g
Author: Libby Jenkinson

Ingredients

Low Carb Tarragon Chicken

  • 6 chicken breasts or cut of choice
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp tarragon or a handful of fresh tarragon

Sauce

Instructions

Tarragon Chicken Wrapped In Bacon

  • With each chicken breast, make a few knife cuts into the thickest part of the meat, this helps with evenly cooking the meat.
  • Push some tarragon into the cuts and sprinkle tarragon on both sides.
  • Wrap each piece of chicken in a slice of bacon (you may need 1 or 2 slices depending on size of chicken and size of bacon).
  • Place the wrapped chicken into a greased baking dish. Cover the baking dish with a lid or foil to stop the chicken from drying out and to reserve all the juices for the sauce.
  • Cook at 180C/350F for 20-30 minutes until the centre of each chicken breast is completely cooked.
  • Remove the lid or foil and drain the juices from the baking dish into a saucepan. Place the bacon wrapped chicken back into the oven without the lid or foil and cook for 5 minutes until the bacon is golden. Start making the sauce.

Sauce

  • In the saucepan that has the reserved juices from the bacon and chicken, add the cream cheese, heavy cream and some extra tarragon. Heat gently, and using a whisk stir continuously until there are no lumps of cream cheese. Add salt to taste. It may not need much as the juices from the bacon/chicken may be salty already.

Notes

Calculated using 1 medium 130g chicken breast with skin on and 1 slice streaky bacon
Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 39.6g | Sugar: 2.4g