This is a rich, creamy chicken pasta dish that can be made on the stovetop or in the pressure cooker. The noodles cook right in the sauce, which not only flavors the noodles, but also helps to thicken the sauce at the same time. Tarragon and sherry pair so nicely together and this dish is no exception. If you’re looking for a warm, comforting pasta, this might be your dish.
Chicken, Pasta, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
1½poundschicken breastabout 3, cut into cubes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3carrotshalved and sliced
4cupsuncooked extra wide egg noodles12 ounces
1cupgrated Swiss cheese
2tablespoonschopped fresh tarragon
Pre-heat a 6-quart multi-cooker using the BROWN or SAUTE setting.
Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Brown the chicken cubes on all sides. Remove the browned chicken from the cooker and set aside.
Add the butter, onion and carrots and sauté for a few minutes, until the onions start to soften. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and sauté for a few more minutes until all the vegetables begin to soften. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Add the sherry and bring it to a simmer until the mixture has thickened. Pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream, continue to simmer and stir until the sauce is completely smooth. (If your cooker doesn’t have a brown setting, use a skillet on the stovetop for the steps above and transfer the contents to the cooker now.) Stir in the dry egg noodles. Return the chicken to the cooker, cover and lock the lid in place.
Pressure-cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
Release the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid.
Stir in the peas, Swiss cheese and tarragon. Return the lid to the pot and let it sit for a few minutes. The sauce will thicken a little, the peas will heat through, the cheese will melt and everything will cool to an edible temperature. Serve with a butter lettuce salad.
Creamy Tarragon Chicken and Egg Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Vitamin A 5990IU120%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.