Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chicken Salad

I love good chicken salad. Ina's recipe is just that and more, it's a great chicken salad. This salad is delicious served over crispy lettuce leaves or on a delicious homemade bread! In my never ending effort to try and cut out bread whenever I can, I served this over lettuce leaves.

Ina Garten's Chicken Salad
  • 2 chicken breasts (You can also use leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup good mayo (I used light)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves , divided (I used dried)
  • 1 cup green grapes, cut in 1/2 (I used red grapes)
  • lettuce leaves for serving
  • Place the pecans and walnuts on a separate sheet pan and toast in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool.
  • For the dressing, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Fold in half the chopped tarragon leaves.
  • Place the diced chicken in a bowl, add the pecans, walnuts and grapes. Pour the dressing over the chicken and toss well. Sprinkle the remaining chopped tarragon leaves on top, and serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.
I am linking this to Souper, Salad and Sammie Sunday's at Kahakai Kitchen, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday's, Tuesday's at the Table , Tuesday Night Supper Club and Eats and Treats Thursday at Bargain Hoot!


  1. Me too; love a good chicken salad recipe and this one with all those nurs is really tempting me; thank you.

  2. I can't believe I've never tried Ina's chicken salad before! Love that it has all that crunch from the nuts!

  3. We love chicken salad too. It makes such a great light dinner in the summer when you don't feel like heating up the house. This one sounds good!

  4. Oh, yum! I love chicken salad and will have to add this one to my delicious list. I've become your new follower.

  5. This looks delicious, I love tarragon! And walnuts and grapes make such a delicious addition! I will definitely be making this one!

  6. This is my absolute favorite chicken salad recipe :)

  7. I've always wanted to try this recipe! It looks so fresh! I am going without breads too, so I love your presentation!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and I hope you link up this week on Thursday at Eats and Treats!! Love to have you!!

  8. I've never found one of Ina's recipes that I don't love. This looks yummy!

  9. I love chicken salad! Thanks for the recipe!!

  10. Such a great classic Ina recipe! I love chicken salad. Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays this week. ;-)


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