Tarragon Chicken Salad

Tarragon chicken salad with dried cranberries, celery, mayonnaise, and tarragon. Great for sandwiches!

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Elise Bauer

Inspiration for good food can be found anywhere, even Starbucks, where I had a delicious chicken salad sandwich recently.

The key ingredients other than chicken?

Sweetened dried cranberries and tarragon.

French tarragon is a distinctive herb, with a slight anise or licorice aroma. We don't use it that often; I grew some last year and don't think we used it more than once or twice the whole season. But it does pair well with chicken.

The dried cranberries add some sweetness to the chicken salad, and the lemon juice just enough acidity to brighten all the flavors.

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped, cooked chicken meat

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried tarragon (or 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh chopped tarragon)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Make the dressing:

    In a large bowl mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and tarragon.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients:

    Add the chicken, dried cranberries and celery. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Serve with lettuce for a simple salad, in a tomato that has been cut open for a stuffed tomato, or with slices of bread for a chicken salad sandwich.

Links:

Classic chicken salad here on Simply Recipes

Curried chicken salad here on Simply Recipes

Tarragon egg salad here on Simply Recipes

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
247 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 265mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.