Tarragon Chicken Salad with Cranberries


Make this a cranberry almond chicken salad or a cranberry walnut chicken salad, depending on what you have in your pantry. Or, for a twist, transform this chicken salad recipe into a cranberry pecan chicken salad with (you guessed it!) pecans.

Tarragon Chicken Salad Cranberries
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup chopped fresh tarragon

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds or walnuts (optional)

  • Toasted sandwich bread, ciabatta buns, or torn mixed greens


  1. In a medium bowl stir together the first six ingredients (through salt). Stir in chicken, cranberries, and, if desired, nuts; toss to coat. Serve on bread, in buns, or over greens.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
20g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 13.3mg 67%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 323mg 7%
Folate, total 85mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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