Fruity Chicken Salad with Tarragon


Chicken salad often finds its way to my summer menus, served on greens or a croissant. I think this one is just a little special. It's sweet and juicy from the apples and grapes, a little savory from the tarragon, crunchy from the pecans and celery, and lightened up a bit with some yogurt.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups grilled skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped

  • ½ red apple - peeled, cored, and diced

  • ½ cup halved green grapes

  • cup toasted chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine chicken, apple, grapes, pecans, red onion, and celery in a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, tarragon, Dijon mustard, and lime zest and juice together in a small bowl. Stir dressing into the chicken mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

The chicken thighs may be grilled and refrigerated the day prior, making meal preparation even easier. We like chicken thighs because of the additional flavor, but if you prefer, chicken breasts may be used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
24g Fat
12g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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