This Tarragon Chicken Salad recipe is a classic that combines tender bites of chicken with celery, onion, parsley and tarragon all tossed in a delicious creamy dressing.  It’s an easy homemade chicken salad recipe you can pull together in a pinch!

lunch container with tarragon chicken salad and celery and carrot sticks

This Tarragon Chicken Salad recipe is a timeless classic favorite.  If you don’t already have a favorite go-to chicken salad recipe, this one just might become it!

white bowl of tarragon chicken salad

There are so many variations of homemade chicken salad recipes out there.  Folks like their chicken salad either finely chopped or big and chunky.  With curry or without.  With grapes and nuts or maybe some raisins.  But for this easy homemade chicken salad recipe,  we’re keeping it simple.  I’ve used tarragon here, but you could easily swap the tarragon out for some dill.  I like to serve this simple chicken salad on lettuce leaves.

white bowl of chopped cooked chicken with chopped green onions, celery and parsley

Tarragon Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Cooked chicken, chopped or shredded – I like to use this Poached Chicken for this recipe.
  • Olive oil mayonnaise
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh tarragon, finely chopped


  • Add red grapes
  • Add finely chopped apple
  • Add chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, cashews or almonds)
  • Use dill instead of tarragon

How to Make Tarragon Chicken Salad

This homemade chicken salad comes together in about 20 minutes.  Even quicker if you use already cooked store-bought rotisserie chicken.

clear glass lunch box filled with tarragon chicken salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and celery and carrot sticks

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Tarragon Chicken Salad
Yield: Serves 4

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This Tarragon Chicken Salad is an easy chicken salad recipe made of chicken, celery, onion, parsley, tarragon tossed in a creamy dressing


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped (whites and light green parts)
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, blend the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and mustard well.
  2. In a large bowl, add the chopped chicken, celery, onion, parsley and tarragon.
  3. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture until well incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate before serving.
  5. Serve on sliced bread or toast for sandwiches or serve with celery and carrot sticks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.