Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad

April 11, 2017

Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad 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 ground peppercorns.

I know you 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 its citrus season in The Sunshine State and it’s, it’s the perfect time to bring out the non-mama-drama recipes we all love and crave.

 

 

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.Have you ever got just got so tired of eating all those non-stop handy-me-down casseroles you want something yummy and straightforward to make for lunch or even dinner? Don’t get me wrong, I  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 how some people are classing up the name a bit and calling”it “The Pepperoncini Pot Roast?” Call it what you want. It’s the same darn Pot Roast with Italian Dressing VS Ranch Dressing. The funny thing is my mama lives right in Olive branch, Mississippi, and had no clue about the Mississippi Pot Roast on Pinterest until a few years back. Then I even jumped on the bandwagon, making it myself.

 

 

Lemony Tarragon Chicken SaladYou let me go on a tirade about that roast way too long, back to our yummy Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad. I thought 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 it’s a pretty flexible recipe.

I decided to make a monster sandwich with The Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad, fresh baby spinach. 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, and 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; 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 don’t be afraid of the dried tarragon in the spice section. No worries, we can make this recipe!

 

 

Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad

  • Two 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

  • Two tablespoons fresh Mexican tarragon leaves

  • One tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • kosher salt to own taste

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • One avocado sliced, optional

  • One and 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach washed and dried, optional 

  • Freshly baked bread

 

Directions 

  1.  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.

  2. Refrigerate for one hour before serving for the best flavor.

  3. Serve on fresh-baked bread with baby spinach leaves and sliced avocados if desired.

  4. Be sure to refrigerate any leftover Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad immediately.

 
 
Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad

Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad

hmccallum
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 ground peppercorns.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 698 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Chicken Breast diced
  • cup Celery sliced
  • ¼ cup Roasted Pepper chopped
  • ¾ cup Mayo
  • 1 Lemon juice of
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican Tarragon fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Chives fresh, chopped
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Optional ingredients

  • 1-2 Avocados sliced
  • 8 slices Italian Bread or French
  • cups Baby Spinach washed

Instructions
 

  • 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 the 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.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 698kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 22gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 641mgPotassium: 850mgFiber: 6gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1432IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken salad, Lemon, Tarragon
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Natalie
    March 7, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Wow-what a lovely lunch idea. This salad was healthy and delicious. I’m adding your recipe to my to-make again list. Thanks.

  • Reply
    Beth Sachs
    March 7, 2022 at 9:45 am

    I loved this creamy chicken salad. The Tarragon went so well with the chicken. I will be making this again soon!

  • Reply
    Rachna
    March 7, 2022 at 9:21 am

    I love such hearty chicken salad. This one had a perfect balance with the roasted chicken, lemon, and tarragon in a lovely mayo dressing. I will be making it again this weekend.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 7, 2022 at 9:24 am

      Thank you so much, Rachna! I appreciate the warm feedback on the recipe!

  • Reply
    Katherine
    March 7, 2022 at 8:52 am

    This Tarragon chicken salad reminds me of my auntie! I’m was excited to try this version. We will be making it againsoon!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 7, 2022 at 9:25 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, and it reminded you of someone near and dear! Have a wonderful day!

  • Reply
    Beth
    March 7, 2022 at 8:32 am

    This is such a great recipe. I love all the flavors you packed into it! I actually just made a batch for chicken salad sandwiches.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 7, 2022 at 8:34 am

      Thank you, Beth! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Latisha
    March 7, 2022 at 8:08 am

    I made this for lunch yesterday and loved it. I had no idea about Mexican Tarragon as we grow the French. That’s what I had on hand but realized you are located in the South and that the Mexican Tarragon survives much better in your climate. Great salad! I will be saving this to make again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 7, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Good Morning! Thanks for sharing some feedback. Yes, our sun will kill the French in no time flat. I prefer the French Tarragon!

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