Poultry Salad Sandwiches

Apple Tarragon Chicken Salad

I bought all of the stuff to make a tarragon chicken salad recipe that I saw on the Cooking Light website, but then I got home and realized that I had forgotten a few things and decided to just throw that recipe out the window entirely and make up a new one. It had a couple of similar elements to the original such as the tarragon, obviously, but I am pretty proud of it! It’s rare that I can just come up with something from scratch and have it work out as beautifully as this did. It turned out to be really delicious, and I will definitely be bringing leftovers for lunch at work.

I bought a rotisserie chicken from HEB to use for this recipe, but you could also cook either a whole chicken or just some chicken breasts and then shred them. I decided to take the lazy man’s route. This was pretty quick and easy to make, and it is really good by itself or on a sandwich.
Apple Tarragon Chicken Salad
1 cooked rotisserie chicken (or see the note above), meat removed and shredded or cut into small pieces
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to season the chicken
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon chopped Tarragon
1/2 cup dry white wine or Vermouth (I always use Vermouth because I’m cheap, and I have always liked the flavour that results)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Miracle Whip
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash of hot sauce
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 apple, cubed

Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a large frying pan with the apple cider vinegar and cook over medium heat. I did this just to get a little bit of the flavour from the vinegar in the chicken. I just left it in the pan until I was finished with everything else and ready to combine it all. It was about ten minutes.
Bring the wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the red onions and tarragon and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
Combine the chicken mixture, the onion mixture, and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for a couple of hours until ready to serve.

Apple Tarragon Chicken Salad
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (or see the note above), meat removed and shredded or cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to season the chicken
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped Tarragon
  • ½ cup dry white wine or Vermouth (I always use Vermouth because I'm cheap, and I have always liked the flavour that results)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup Miracle Whip
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 1 apple, cubed
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a large frying pan with the apple cider vinegar and cook over medium heat. I did this just to get a little bit of the flavour from the vinegar in the chicken. I just left it in the pan until I was finished with everything else and ready to combine it all. It was about ten minutes.
  2. Bring the wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the red onions and tarragon and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Combine the chicken mixture, the onion mixture, and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for a couple of hours until ready to serve.

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