Chicken with Sherry & Tarragon

How to make Chicken with Sherry & Tarragon.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 free-range chicken, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup sherry vinegar
  • 2 cups medium dry sherry
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped tarragon
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in the frying pan.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then fry the chicken on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and put to one side.
  4. In the oil, fry the shallots until translucent and golden brown.
  5. Add the garlic cloves and cook until slightly coloured.
  6. Reduce heat and return the chicken to the pan.
  7. Scatter the freshly chopped tarragon over the chicken, then pour over the vinegar and the sherry.
  8. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then turn the heat to very low and continue cooking for a further 30 minutes, turning the chicken hallway through.
  9. When cooking is completed, remove chicken from the pan along with the shallots and garlic.
  10. Add the crème fraiche and seasonings to the liquid in the pan, mix, then pour the sauce over the chicken.
  11. Decorate the chicken with fresh tarragon and serve with vegetables and/or potatoes.
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