(CHUR vul) A delicate herb that resembles parsley and has lacy, fernlike, green leaves. The leaves have a sweet, licorice-like flavor. Chervil is readily available as dried leaves, and fresh chervil may be found in specialty markets.


  1. Skillet Chicken-Chervil

    Chervil is an herb related to parsley that has a mild anise flavor. It adds a hint of fascinating flavor to this brothy chicken dish with homemade spinach pasta.

  2. Asparagus Bouquet

    Because roasting accents the sweetness of asparagus, you need only a hint of chervil .

  3. Fresh Herb Frittata

    A quartet of fresh herbs--tarragon, chives, chervil , and rosemary--work in harmony to flavor this ricotta-topped frittata.

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  1. Chicken and Olives – Shaken and Stirred

    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

    As I mention in the video, I’ve done almost 1,000 videos, and yet can’t remember ever featuring chicken and olives in one before. Considering how brilliant a combination they are, this is nothing short of astounding. I think there are a few in our famous arroz con pollo recipe , but as far as full co-star billing, this is the first time. Hopefully, it was worth the wait. For that to be the case, you should probably really like, if not love, olives. Their sharp, briny bite is the dominant flavor here, which is why it pairs so well with chicken breast. This one of those dishes where if you tasted the chicken and sauce separately, you probably wouldn’t be very impressed, but together – magic. Any pitted olives will work, but the Kalamata and Castelvetrano varieties are highly recommended. Luckily, most every large grocery now has an olive bar somewhere, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding them. Speaking of finding products, you may actually have a harder time locating the Herbs De Provence. We haven’t used this Mediterranean dried-herb blend in a while, and if you can find it, it’s worth picking up a bottle. Trust me, you’ll use the rest this grilling season. If you can’t find any, you can always make your own, and I’ve listed the ingredients below. Anyway, if you’ve been looking for a new chicken recipe, especially one with olives in it, then I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste 2 tsp Herbs De Provence (the brand I used contained dried chervil , basil, rosemary, tarragon, garlic, lavender, marjoram, savory, thyme, and parsley) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup sliced shallots 1 cup sliced olives 1 cup chicken broth 1 lemon, juiced 2 tbsp reserved Kalamata olive brine 1/2 tsp cumin zest from one lemon 2 tbsp Italian parsley 2 tbsp cold butter, cut in 4 pieces

  2. 8 Things You Didn’t Know About…Using Dried Herbs

    Mon, 20 Aug 2012

    though, some herbs really are so much better fresh that it makes almost no sense to use dried, namely parsley, cilantro and chervil . (8) Ok, so my last column was about using your microwave, and I plugged Beth Hensperger’s book Not Your Mother’s Microwave Cookbook . And


  1. What are Fine Herbs—Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 14 Mar 2013

    Fine herbs is a French term for a mixture of finely chopped herbs—the classic combination is chervil , chives, parsley, and tarragon. Fine herbs are used to season anything from meat to fish to salads.

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  1. London Broil with Herb Butter for Steph’s Virtual Bridal Shower

    Fri, 21 Oct 2011

    tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil or tarragon Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon ..... the herb butter: Mix the butter with the chives, parsley, chervil , a pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the lemon juice