Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad it has a clean fresh taste, with a positive upside; Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad is so easy to make in a matter of minutes; combining diced chicken breast meat, freshly roasted chopped red peppers, crisp green celery, chives, mayonnaise, freshly squeezed Florida lemon juice, garden fresh Mexican tarragon, a little kosher salt and freshly ground peppercorns.I know y’all love a good recipe for Chicken Salad and this Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad is just what the doctor ordered to chase the winter blues away. Besides It’s citrus season in The Sunshine State and frankly, it’s the perfect time to bring out the non-mama-drama recipes that y’all love and crave.
Have you ever got just got so tired of eating all those non-stop handy-me-down casseroles you just want something yummilicious and simple to make for lunch or even dinner? Don’t get me wrong, I know y’all love those winter casseroles; but how many times can we eat that same Mississippi Pot Roast or John Wayne Casserole from Pinterest?
Speaking of that Mississippi Pot Roast recipe, did you notice now some people are classing up the name a bit and calling it, “The Pepperoncini Pot Roast?” Call it what you will, it’s the same darn Pot Roast with Italian Dressing VS Ranch Dressing. Funny thing is my mama lives right in Olive branch, Mississippi, and had no clue about Mississippi’s glorious Pot Roast on Pinterest.
Lord, y’all let me go on a tirade about that roast way too long, back to our yummy Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad. I was thinking, really you could serve this up a few ways, on a nice fresh baked bread, some Ritz or Townhouse crackers, in tomato cups, or heck over a bed of greens even; so it’s a pretty flexible recipe. I decided to make a monster sandwich with The Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad, fresh baby spinach and sliced avocados on it, let me tell you, it was delicious!
Let’s address a few of those ingredients that our Northern friends may be concerned with, I use homemade roasted peppers in my Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad, you may be in the middle of a freeze or peppers may be priced through the roof at your local market; just pick up a jar of roasted peppers if you need to. Most local markets carry packaged herbs in the produce section; so you should easily find tarragon and chives, but if not don’t be afraid of the dried tarragon in the spice section. No worries we can make this recipe happen y’all.
Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad
- 2 cups chopped chicken breast
- 1/3 cup diced celery
- 1/4 of a cup of chopped roasted red pepper
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh Mexican tarragon leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- kosher salt to own taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 avocado sliced, optional
- 1 and 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach washed and dried, optional
- Fresh baked bread
- In a large glass bowl, combine diced celery, chopped roasted red pepper, juice of one fresh lemon, Mexican tarragon leaves, chives, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Refrigerate for one hour before serving for best flavor.
- Serve on fresh-baked bread with baby spinach leaves and sliced avocados if desired.
- Be sure to refrigerate any leftover Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad immediately.
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