Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why Does Fat Taste So Darn Good?

A few weeks ago I decided to feed my cookbook addiction and purchased a new favorite. I was at Half Price Books and the temptation was too great. This new favorite is called " You've Got It Made" by Diane Phillips.

Every recipe that I have tried from this book has been great, but they all have a ton of  butter and heavy cream in them, so how could the not be wonderful? Why is fat so damn tasty? Of course, if it wasn't we would all be skinny with low cholesterol.

So far one of my favorites from this book has been the Tarragon Chicken Bake. It has everything you could ask for; pasta, sauteed chicken, and a tarragon cream sauce. Hello?? What could be wrong with it???

This amazing recipe is wonderful, but don't blame me when you get put on Crestor. :)

For this recipe you are going to need a ton of sliced mushrooms

And a pound of cooked egg noodles


First chicken is sprinkled with salt and pepper and browned in a skillet. Once each side is browned, remove the chicken to a plate and let it cool.


Add garlic and shallots to the pan and saute until softened. Then add the ton of mushrooms.


After the mushrooms start to color a bit sprinkle them with flour and cook for 3 minutes.


Add chicken broth, then mustard, cream,and tarragon and simmer for 5 minutes.  Let the sauce cool.


Put the noodles in a 9*13 pan, lay on the chicken and top with the sauce. There is an optional topping of buttered breadcrumbs  oil and tarragon that can be sprinkled across the top. This final touch really brings out the tarragon flavor and send this over the edge. YUM!

Check out other posts like this one at Wanderfood Wednesday and Welcome Wednesday bloghops.

Dining With Debbie


Mika said...

That looks really good!
Thanks for following Mika's
Pantry! I love cooking blogs.
I'm now following you back.

Wanderluster said...

That tarragon cream sauce looks sinfully delicious!

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Anonymous said...

Looks yummy, Just stopped by from seeing you on a blog hop. Excited to read more!


spcookiequeen said...

Yummy looking chicken. I love tarragon, don't use it nearly enough. Why does fat taste so good, it's not fair.

Jamie said...

You have a lovely blog! And delicious...

Following you from today's Welcome Wednesday! Would be happy to have the love returned!

Wandering Educators said...

i love tarragon - what a great recipe. thank you!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I am so happy that you stopped by to have tea with me today, it is so nice to meet you. Your Tarragon Chicken Bake looks delicious and we would love this dish. I would like to invite you to come to Full Plate Thursday and link a recipe. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

Fuegita said...

That looks very tasty!

I am following you from the Welcome Wednesday. When you get a chance please follow me back. Thanks!

Mary said...

This looks incredible delicious!!! LOVE this!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Design It Chic said...

The fat doesn't count when meals look as delicious as this one:) Thanks for the recipe Elizabeth! I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday blog hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
And don't forget to check our new Blog Tutorial going on today. It's very easy and it would look amazing on your blog:) See you there!
Happy Thursday

Kate said...

Hi there - I tried to like you on Facebook but couldn't find "It Happens at Dinner." I'm there under kateiscooking and Kate Marvel if you'd like to like and friend me. And, sign me up for the Crestor, this recipe looks incredible!!!

Lizzy said...

You sold with with the first gorgeous photo of the mushrooms...what a fabulous dish!!!

Lisa Overman said...

Yum, this looks amazing, great shot of the finished meal.