Tarragon Chicken Salad

tarragon chicken salad

If you don’t know, now you know, y’all! Have you ever met a Southerner that’s not proud to be from the South?  Well, maybe you have, but I, for one, am a proud Southern girl!  Now, I don’t sit around on my front porch barefoot sipping sweet tea and eating fried chicken, but I will tell you that I love some chicken salad……tasty, creamy chicken salad and it’s not complete without some ripe tomatoes and lettuce.  That’s the South on a plate!

Soooooo, I might get kicked out of the South for giving you a chicken salad that isn’t made with Duke’s Mayonnaise (a Southern cooking staple), but please don’t tell any of my Southern neighbors that I don’t like mayonnaise……..oh, my, I’m scared now!  With that terribly un-Southern thing being said, this chicken salad is still creamy (and a LOT lighter) by using sour cream and The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges.  Any Southern girl will appreciate a little less tug on the ‘ole bikini strings, so we can look good struttin’ around the creek while our bubbas catch catfish……Just kidding, I don’t do creeks either!  Happy Southern Summer, y’all!

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a summer staple and this Tarragon Chicken Salad takes it to the next level.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 4-5 The Laughing Cow Light Cream Swiss Cheese Wedges, softened
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Chicken is best when poached in chicken broth for about 20 minutes. Let cool and chop in to 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. In a bowl, combine chopped chicken, sour cream and cheese wedges. Add tarragon, celery salt, lemon pepper and Kosher salt. Adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve over lettuce and tomato or with a whole wheat pita pocket or bread slices for a sandwich.

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Nana’s Sausage Cheese Grits

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“Being Southern isn’t talking with an accent…or rocking on a porch while drinking sweet tea, or knowing how to tell a good story. It’s how you’re brought up — with Southerners, family (blood kin or not) is sacred; you respect others and are polite nearly to a fault; you always know your place but are fierce about your beliefs. And food along with college football — is darn near a religion.”
― Jan Norris

“We say grace and we say ma’am.  If you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn”

– Hank Williams, Jr


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