46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a very good chicken salad recipe I learned from my grandmother. Even children will enjoy this one.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

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  • Arrange the chicken in the baking dish, cover, and bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and shred.

  • In a large bowl, mix the shredded chicken, celery, tarragon, parsley, mayonnaise, raisins, and onion. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

581 calories; 45.8 g total fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 385 mg sodium. 27.7 g carbohydrates; 17.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
This is a very good chicken salad recipe. Don't hesitate to use it. Next time I will only put 1 cup of Mayonnaise. I mixed in about 3/4 cup of the red onion because my children don't like onions and I added a handful (approximately 1/2 cup) of Dry Roasted Pine Nuts. I'll bet cashews would be good in it if you don't have the pine nuts. My kids loved it and didn't say anything about the onions. Wow...what an accomplishment! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2010
I rate recipes based on how they work when done by the book. This one needed substantial tweaking. Halve the mayo and mix. Add more mayo as needed. Hint: More finely-chopped chicken needs more mayo. Reduce the chopped parsley to 1/2 cup. I had to use dried tarragon which I increased to 1 tbsp. Dice the celery so it's less distracting. Consider swapping halved red grapes for the raisins. Not including salt and pepper is a big oversight. Use a pinch of each. Mix well and refrigerate at least several hours or overnight for the flavors to blend. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
This is a very good chicken salad recipe. Don't hesitate to use it. Next time I will only put 1 cup of Mayonnaise. I mixed in about 3/4 cup of the red onion because my children don't like onions and I added a handful (approximately 1/2 cup) of Dry Roasted Pine Nuts. I'll bet cashews would be good in it if you don't have the pine nuts. My kids loved it and didn't say anything about the onions. Wow...what an accomplishment! Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2010
I rate recipes based on how they work when done by the book. This one needed substantial tweaking. Halve the mayo and mix. Add more mayo as needed. Hint: More finely-chopped chicken needs more mayo. Reduce the chopped parsley to 1/2 cup. I had to use dried tarragon which I increased to 1 tbsp. Dice the celery so it's less distracting. Consider swapping halved red grapes for the raisins. Not including salt and pepper is a big oversight. Use a pinch of each. Mix well and refrigerate at least several hours or overnight for the flavors to blend. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2005
I really enjoyed this one. Very subtle flavor that would be liked by most. Used canned chicken from Sam's Club. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
This is a really great recipe! I used a rotisserie chicken instead per a friend's suggestion. Very GOOD. I did not use the raisens and I used maybe 3/4 cup mayo- maybe even less. I would start with less and add in to your liking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
I made this for a party and got rave reviews. I added dried cranberries and chopped toasted pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
I like to rate recipes as published. Otherwise to me it's not really rating the recipe submitted. That being said I found this recipe to be very good as published. The tarragon really makes it. Such a nice favor yet not overbearing. The celery gives it a nice crunch and everything combined makes for a wonderful salad. I have served it many ways but my family likes it best served in a pita bread pocket. Add a nice homemade sangria wine and you have a wonderful light summer day lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
This is an EXCELLENT chicken salad. The tarragon gives it a sophisticated but subtle "something" that everyone seems to love. I made this for my daughter's baby shower served on croissants. Everyone LOVED it! I'm thinking about growing tarragon in my garden just so I always have it on hand to make this. Thanks for the great recipe! =) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2006
It was very good but I would maybe use less mayo next time or not use the cusinart to chop the chicken so finely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Pretty good chicken salad. I tried it again and reduced the mayo to 1 cup added 1 tsp sugar added a dash of white pepper and salt reduced onion to 1/3 cup finely minced and reduce parsley to 1/4 cup chopped. I also added halved red grapes and dried cranberries and dropped the raisins. Read More
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