Marinated Chicken Spirals with Spring Vegetables

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Light fare to celebrate the wonders of spring, greens emerging and fresh tarragon wafting throughout the kitchen.


  • 7 tablespoons Organic Valley Unsalted Cultured Butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry mustard, or add raspberry preserves to mustard
  • 1 12 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 3 Organic Prairie Whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh snow peas, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups peas (frozen)
  • 1 12 cups green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups beet greens (or other local seasonal green)
  • fresh tarragon (for garnish)


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 5 tablespoons room temperature butter, 1 tablespoon of the white wine vinegar, fresh tarragon, raspberry mustard, and parsley. Cover and set aside.

Place thawed chicken breasts in a single layer within a 13x9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and minced garlic. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with dried tarragon, sea salt, and pepper.

In a large heavy saucepan, bring lightly salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and extra virgin olive oil.

Add marinated chicken breasts and saute until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

Transfer to an oven safe platter. Apply a rounded teaspoon of the tarragon butter to each chicken breast. Tent loosely with foil to keep warm or place in warm oven (170 F) until ready to serve.

Add spring veggies to the boiling water. Cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes; drain. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Toss to coat with remaining tarragon butter and season with sea salt and pepper.

Arrange chicken breasts (spiral style, if desired) around the spring vegetables and garnish with fresh tarragon sprigs.

Serving Suggestions

When creating the final presentation, consider the universal shape of spring... the spiral. (Think: woodland flowers unfolding, ferns opening, etc.)

Using tarragon sprigs as anchors, arrange chicken breasts in an open spiral filled with freshly steamed spring vegetables.

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