August 20, 2011

Tarragon Chicken Salad


It's back-to-school time!  The end of this week, I'll be getting to know my 20 new little first grade chicklets!  Of course, that also means I'll be setting my alarm for 5:00 a.m., actually getting up to that alarm, and packing my lunch.  In honor of back-to-school, I decided to share with you one of my favorite pack-your-lunch items ... my Mom's Tarragon Chicken Salad.  I eat this a lot.  I mean really a lot.  At school I don't eat my lunch from a china plate, with a real fork, and a flower dressing up my place setting as you see in this post's photo.  No.  No, at school I eat my chicken salad out of a tupperware container with a plastic fork, half standing and half sitting, with between-bite openings of ketchup packets and milks for my little chicklets.  But I wouldn't  have it any other way!  I love my job.

Happy back-to-school, everyone!

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Source:  My Mom
4 chicken breasts, or a small whole chicken
2 stalks celery, chopped
Dried cranberries or halved grapes, to taste
Chopped pecans, to taste
1 T. dried tarragon
Salt & pepper, to taste

1.  Cook chicken and remove meat from the bone (if necessary); chop into small pieces.  

2.  Combine chicken with remaining ingredients, adding mayonnaise to desired consistency.  

3.  Chill.  Serve with greens or in a sandwich.



  1. this looks delicious...going to have to make me some! Will be pinning it too...blessings, K

  2. Cranberries and pecans... what a great addition!

    BTW, my first contest on my blog today

  3. Mmm, I love tarragon with chicken. I will have to give this chicken salad a try. Good luck starting a new year of school!

  4. I love tarragon in my checken salad too. Think I'll have to make some soon.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  5. There is nothing like a little tarragon in chicken salad!


    Enjoy the new school year.


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