Tarragon Chicken Salad

August 20, 2011
Enjoy classic Tarragon Chicken Salad, loaded with big flavor from dried tarragon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.  Perfect served over greens or in {the best} chicken salad sandwiches.

Tarragon Chicken Salad ~ Loaded with big flavor from tarragon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.  Perfect over greens or in {the best} chicken salad sandwiches!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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.

Tarragon Chicken Salad ~ Loaded with big flavor from tarragon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.  Perfect over greens or in {the best} chicken salad sandwiches!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

At school I don't eat my lunch from a nice plate, with a real fork, while sitting down to a leisurely lunch.

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 you know what?  I wouldn't  have it any other way!  I love my job.  Happy back-to-school, everyone!

Tarragon Chicken Salad ~ Loaded with big flavor from tarragon, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans.  Perfect over greens or in {the best} chicken salad sandwiches!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com



Tarragon Chicken Salad
Source:  My Mom
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, or a small whole chicken {about 3 1/2 c. chopped cooked chicken}
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Dried cranberries or halved grapes
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 T. dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
Directions
  1. Cook chicken and remove meat from the bone (if necessary); chop into small pieces.
  2. Combine chicken with remaining ingredients. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, and add more mayonnaise as needed to reach desired consistency.
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to meld. Serve with greens or in sandwiches.
Enjoy!






8 comments

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

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

    BTW, my first contest on my blog today

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  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!

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

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

    Yum!

    Enjoy the new school year.

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  6. Love how light and tasty this sounds!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Congratulations!
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    Miz Helen

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