Soups & Salads

Tangy Chicken Salad

Posted: June 27

Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Your chicken salad sandwich could use a little more zest, a little more zing, and a little more excitement! Tangy Chicken Salad adds a bolt of bold flavor to the creamy, savory classic, mixing in sour cream and lemon to achieve this intriguing flavor. Thanks to the juicy chicken, refreshing red apple, and crunchy celery, the tang never overwhelms but instead is just a part of the balanced mix of this sensational spread. Whether you prefer it as a chicken salad sandwich, a topping to a traditional salad, or all on its own, Tangy Chicken Salad is tangibly delicious!


2/3 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken, diced and cooked
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1 cup green pepper, chopped
2 large red apples, optional, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1 cup walnuts, chopped


Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, tarragon, and pepper.

Step 2

Stir in the chicken, celery, green pepper, apples, onion, and parsley.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 5 hours.

Step 4

Stir in the walnuts and serve.

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