Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chicken Salad with Tarragon Recipe

I wasn't too impressed by this recipe. It needed some umph. Like a dash of paprika, curry or ground ginger. Something to take it up a notch. The tarragon just wasn't cutting it.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-2 teaspoons dried tarragon (or 1-2 Tbsp fresh chopped tarragon)
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD
* Poach about 1 1/2 lbs of skinless chicken breasts and thighs, preferably bone-in (for flavor), in a quart of salted (1 teaspoon) water, for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from water, let cool, remove bones, chop the meat into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes.
Mix all of the ingredients together. Adjust seasoning. Serve with lettuce for a simple salad, in a tomato that has been cut open for a stuffed tomato, or with slices of bread for a chicken salad sandwich.
Serves 4.

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