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Tarragon Chicken Salad

You can also add diced Granny Smith apples (peeled and cored) or grapes too.
Course: Main or Side
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • Rotisserie chicken like the ones from Costco; chopped OR use Cooks Illustrated method above with chicken breasts (about 3-4 cups of chicken chopped)
  • Celery; chopped
  • Red onion; chopped
  • Orange bell pepper; chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes; chopped
  • Fresh tarragon leaves finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon)
  • 1/3 cup tartar sauce (add more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Season with salt & black pepper
  • Bread any kind
  • Lettuce and sliced tomatoes optional; if you want to add more to your sandwich


  • Combine the chopped chicken with all of the chopped veggies through the cherry tomatoes and toss in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients through the lemon juice and mix well.
  • OR if you'd like to taste the tartar sauce/dijon/tarragon/lemon juice mixture beforehand, mix these ingredients in a separate bowl to taste.
  • Season with salt and pepper and assemble your sandwich.