This Tarragon and Chive Cream sauce is so good, you could eat it with a spoon! But, it’s even better with roasted chicken or poached salmon or trout.

Tarragon and Chive Cream Sauce

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1-2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh chopped tarragon or 3 teaspoons of dry tarragon
  • white pepper to taste
  • 1-2 drops fresh lemon juice


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • Heat 1 tbsp unsalted butter over medium high heat in a small sauce pan until the butter is bubbly.
  • Add1 tbsp all-purpose flour and stir until the flour is a light blond color.
  • Add 1 cup chicken stock and whisk with a wire whisk until smooth and begins to bubble, reduce heat and cook until slightly thickened.
  • Add white pepper to taste, 1-2 tbsp fresh chopped tarragon, 1 tbsp chopped chives, 1-2 tbsp dry sherry, and 1/2 cup whipping cream and stir until well combined. Add 1-2 drops fresh lemon juice then reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, 8-10 minutes.

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