A couple months ago, I shared a special bridal shower edition of WIAW. My aunts put together a wonderful shower and a delicious and healthy menu. Of course, I immediately requested the recipes for the dishes and couldn’t wait to get started making them. One recipe in particular—the tarragon chicken salad—was requested by Nathan so I figured that would be a good place to start.
I made minor adjustments to the recipe based upon what I had in the house and it turned out perfectly. It was a great dish to make on Sunday and have as snacks or on top of salads for the week. I had planned on making it again seeing as how we ended up with so much extra tarragon, but instead, I decided to make a full dinner out of it!
Lemon Tarragon Chicken
– 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
– Garlic powder
– 1/4 cup plain Chobani
– 1 tbsp dijon mustard
– 1 lemon; zested and juiced [set aside some zest for the end!]
– 3 sprigs fresh tarragon; chopped
– 1/4 cup sliced almonds; toasted
Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little lemon juice. Drizzle some EVOO onto the pan and place the chicken in. The chicken should cook about 7-9 minutes per side, depending on how thick the pieces are. Once the first side lifts off the pan without effort and has nice grill marks, flip it over, turn the pan down to medium low, and cover with aluminum foil. This will help it to cook through without burning the outside.
While the chicken is cooking, mix up the Chobani, mustard, lemon juice, most of the lemon zest, chopped tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. When the chicken is done, plate with your favorite sides, drizzle [or dollop] the yogurt sauce on top, and toss on some toasted almonds. Enjoy!
I served my chicken with grilled asparagus and a grilled portabella cap. The mushroom cap made the whole dish extra filling, so I highly recommend that!
If you want to try this recipe out as chicken salad, you can use chicken that has already been cooked, or prepare it as above. The dressing is exactly the same but I would adjust the amount based on the amount of chicken you are using.
210 Calories / 9g Fat / 6g Carbs / 2g Sugar / 0g Fiber / 29g Protein
Food for Thought
Are you a salad person or do you prefer a hot meal?