I’m loving this hearty chicken salad full of apples and celery with a sweet lemon tarragon dressing. Use any combination of regular or light mayo that your diet and taste buds agree on.The lemon instantly freshens everything up and helps the mayo thin out so you’ll use less than if you did this without the lemon.
2 cups diced/shredded roast chicken
1 apple, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3 green onions, diced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise (I use half light mayo and half regular)
Juice of 1 large lemon or 2 small lemons
1 tablespoon dried tarragon or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
Salt and Pepper
Combine chicken, apple. celery and onions and almonds in a large bowl.
Add mayonnaise and lemon juice and stir to combine. I start with about half a cup of mayo and then add the lemon juice to stretch it farther. Add more mayo and lemon juice until everything is thinly coated and coming together.
Stir in tarragon, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on salad, crusty rolls of with lettuce wraps.
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