Zingy Chicken Salad With Sour Cream

Recipe by windy_moon
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins


  • 3
    cups chicken breasts, cooked and diced (poached or baked, we prefer poached because it is moister)
  • 1 12
    cups finely chopped celery
  • 1
    small onion (finely minced, we prefer a sweeter onion, like Vidalia)
  • 1 12
    tablespoons horseradish, prepared (zing is proportionate to horseradish, so adjust at will)
  • 12
  • 12
  • 1
    teaspoon mustard, spicy
  • 1
    tablespoon tarragon (dried, or fresh tarragon to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  • Mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and horseradish.
  • Stir in chicken, celery, onion, tarragon, salt and pepper.
  • Allow at least a few hours "meld" time in the refrigerator. It improves the flavor dramatically. * I've counted the minimum meld time as cook time *.
  • Serve on greens or use for sandwiches. This zingy salad stands up particularly well to strong flavored breads, like dark pumpernickel.