Tarragon chicken

Tarragon Chicken Pasta for lunchboxes

In an attempt to be good by not spending lots of money in my work canteen I’m working on collecting up recipes to take for my lunch at work. If you have any good recipes please do send them through to me to try. I can heat things up but do prefer the simplicity of cold lunches.

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Here’s my other recent example at a lunch attempt.


This week’s attempt is chicken tarragon pasta. I used soured cream rather than full fat heavy cream mainly because it was all I had in but the sourness really works.


  • Chicken breast strips
  • Olive oil
  • Cup of peas
  • 1 tbsp Tarragon chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup soured cream
  • Splash of white wine
  • 2 cups of pasta
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced


  1. Put a big pot of water with salt on to boil and then add your pasta
  2. In a frying pan add a splash of oil and add your chicken
  3. When it starts to brown add the onion and garlic
  4. Continue to cook until chicken is fully cooked and browned
  5. Add the wine and cook for about 20 seconds (to burn off the alcohol)
  6. Turn the heat down to low
  7. Add the peas; tarragon and cream
  8. Add a small splash of the starchy pasta water
  9. Cook for about another minute
  10. Drain the pasta and add it to the mix
  11. Stir up
  12. This should made make 2-3 lunch boxes (I have shared mine below)
Chicken before

Chicken before

Tarragon chicken

Tarragon chicken

Links to lunchbox:


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