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September 28, 2017

Recipe: Healthy Tarragon Chicken Salad

by Chicken salad with tarragon

You must try this healthy chicken salad — our version of this Southern staple, with more fresh herbs and less unhealthy fat.

 

It’s not a tailgate or a potluck without some creamy chicken salad. But if you don’t want the fat from a hefty serving of mayonnaise to stick to your waistline, try lightening up your go-to luncheon fare by using light mayo. You won’t miss the extra fat that’s in regular mayonnaise. This healthy chicken salad recipe gets a boost of flavor from a variety of fresh herbs, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a nice tart apple chopped in.

Skip the white bread, too, and serve this tarragon chicken salad in a whole-grain pita — or better yet, on a big bed of fresh greens.

Chicken salad with tarragon in a serving bowl

 

Ingredients

2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
1 small apple, peeled, cored and diced
1⁄4 cup diced red onion
1⁄2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper

 

Instructions

Ingredients for chicken salad in a bowl

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, apple and onion.

 

Mayonnaise and herbs ready to mix in a jar

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, tarragon, parsley, chives, salt and pepper.

 

Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and stir to combine.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Recipe: Healthy Tarragon Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6 (1/2-cup) servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1⁄4 cup diced red onion
  • 1⁄2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, apple and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, tarragon, parsley, chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 154 Fat: 8.9 grams Saturated fat: 1.6 grams Carbohydrates: 10.2 grams Sugar: 5.2 grams Sodium: 262 milligrams Fiber: 1 gram Protein: 8.8 grams Cholesterol: 30 milligrams

Lunch, Dinner

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