Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my favorite chicken salad. It is quick to prepare and although it contains mayonnaise it has a light, refreshing flavor. I am always asked for the recipe when I serve it. Enjoy!

Directions

  1. Bring a large pan of water to boil.
  2. Add breasts, reduce heat to med/low, cover and simmer until chicken is just cooked through (about 12 minutes).
  3. Cool.
  4. Mix celery, mayonnaise, onion, tarragon (start with 1 T. and increase as taste dictates), lemon juice, and zest.
  5. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes and add to mayonnaise mixture.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

So yummy and refreshing! I had fresh tarragon that I had to use up so I thought I'd try this. Definitely a repeater!

hepcat1 October 24, 2008

Enjoyed the fresh lemon juice/zest. I only had dried tarragon on hand but I am sure it would be even that much tastier with the fresh. Thanks Mama! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado November 26, 2007

lovely recipe, thank you! i used japanese mayo as that's what we have, and i used less than a quarter cup (making for 2), 30grams. i also added a bit of pumpkin seeds and pine nuts which went really well with the whole thing. served over salad leaves, it was dellicious!

Cinnamonised September 17, 2007