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Chicken Tenders in Tarragon Cream Sauce Recipe

Atkins Chicken Tenders in Tarragon Cream Sauce
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 12 oz, raw (yield after cooking, bone removed) Chicken Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Whole Grain Soy Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 tbsp Canola Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 1 tbsp, leaves Tarragon
  • 1 fruit (2-3/8" dia) Lemon


  1. Remove tenderloin from each breast. Cut each breast into 5 strips of approximately the same length as the tenderloin (about 4-5 inches). In a mixing bowl, combine soy flour, salt and pepper. Toss strips in mixture, tapping to remove any excess.
  2. In a saucepan, boil cream until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. While cream is reducing, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Cook chicken strips in batches, about 3 minutes per side (do not crowd the pan). Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Pour off excess fat in skillet. Add chicken broth and cook on high heat until reduced by half, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Add reduced cream and cook for another 3 minutes, until sauce thickens. Stir in tarragon and season with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.