This is a light and easy to make chicken salad. For a less tangy dressing, use light mayonnaise instead of the sour cream. Also, green onions can be substituted for the chives, if necessary.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, chives or green onions, yogurt, sour cream or mayonnaise, and tarragon; mix lightly. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Place nuts in a dry skillet. Toast over medium heat, turning frequently, until nuts are fragrant and lightly browned. Add almonds to chicken salad, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 58 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. 3.5 g carbohydrates; 21.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2010
Delicious! This was a great way to use up some left over chicken I had. I cut the celery back to one cup and since I didn't have low-fat plain yogurt on hand I subbed low fat mayo. I added some fresh lemon juice and a bit of dijon mustard along with some parsley. (similar to Tarragon Tuna Salad from this site). I left out the almonds and let this set in the fridge for a couple hours to let the flavors blend. Great on toasted whole grain bread! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2005
This dish had too much celery was a little dry and lacked a little taste. Next time we'll make some adjustments with some of the ingredients to jazz it up. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2010
Delicious! This was a great way to use up some left over chicken I had. I cut the celery back to one cup and since I didn't have low-fat plain yogurt on hand I subbed low fat mayo. I added some fresh lemon juice and a bit of dijon mustard along with some parsley. (similar to Tarragon Tuna Salad from this site). I left out the almonds and let this set in the fridge for a couple hours to let the flavors blend. Great on toasted whole grain bread! Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2010
Delicious! This was a great way to use up some left over chicken I had. I cut the celery back to one cup and since I didn't have low-fat plain yogurt on hand I subbed low fat mayo. I added some fresh lemon juice and a bit of dijon mustard along with some parsley. (similar to Tarragon Tuna Salad from this site). I left out the almonds and let this set in the fridge for a couple hours to let the flavors blend. Great on toasted whole grain bread! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
This is tasty. I couldn't find plain yogurt so just used fat free mayo. Also since fresh chives are out of season used dried. Was really tasty and will make again. My husband ate for lunch on lettuce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
This chicken salad is a great base for someone who has an afliction to mayo. I added everything in this recipe but instead of almonds i added pecans cuz thats what i had. I also added a tspn of mayo to my yogurt and sour creAM for a light tangy flavor w/o actually overpowering it with mayo. I also added freshly ground black pepper and dash or two of onion powder and i used fresh tarragon and dried chives cuz thats all i had onhand. As a person who loves chicken salad but alot of times it either tastes too chickeny or too mayoey this one is perfect and delicious! Screw the deli i will make this from now on! I also didnt measure any of my ingredianets except for the yogurt/mayo/sourcream mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
Delicious and easy! I loved the unique flavor of the tarragon. I didn't have plain yougart so just added lite sour cream till moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2010
Great salad. I tried it with fresh tarragon and used the juice of half a lemon to give it a little zing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2005
This dish had too much celery was a little dry and lacked a little taste. Next time we'll make some adjustments with some of the ingredients to jazz it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
This was really very good. I enjoyed the tarragon and chives a lot - nice spin to an old classic. I also sometimes finely chop a red pepper and throw that in too. Delicious. I've tried it with tuna as well and while it works it's definitely better with the chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE!!! Staff members loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2006
This was tasty. I didn't have yogurt or sour cream so I used mayo and it worked just fine. I love the little crunch that the almonds give and the tarragon gives it a really nice flavor. Maybe add some grape halves next time. Really nice with a slice of muenster also. Thanks for the recipe! It was just what I was looking for. Read More
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