Friday, January 22, 2010

Chicken ala Craig

On the 10th anniversary of food maven Craig Claiborne's passing... here's my favorite chicken recipe of his:

Tarragon Chicken Crepes
2 cups cooked chicken cut into 'dice' cubes
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream
Salt to taste, if desired
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 tb chopped fresh tarragon or 1/2 tsp dried
8 crepes (use your favorite recipe)
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley.
1. Cut chicken, and set aside.
* reserve the cooking liquid (if homemade)

2. Heat butter in a pan and add the flour, whisk together.
When blended and smooth, add the broth, stirring rapidly with the whisk. Add the cream, salt and pepper to taste, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and tarragon.

3. Add half of the sauce to the chicken and stir to blend.

4. Use equal portions of the chicken filling to fill each of eight crepes. Fold the crepes as desired, two per plate.

5. Spoon the remaining cream sauce over each serving, and sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish and flavor.

Yield: Four servings.

And its very 'Yum' !


  1. Love this one! It's a great way to use up the leftover breast meat that no one around here ever wants.

  2. LOL that pic is hilarious!! ... And I love chicken dishes, so I'm definitely going to have to try this one! Thanks for sharing, Nanc x