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Eli's Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Eli Zabar, owner of The Vinegar Factory in New York City, believes that with only a few fresh ingredients, you can achieve a full-flavored sandwich. This is one of Eli's favorite recipes.

  • Servings: 2

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 1 whole chicken breast, poached, boned, and skinned
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 sprig fresh tarragon, chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 loaf whole-grain bread, unsliced, ends removed


  1. Cut poached chicken breast into 1-inch chunks. Place in a medium bowl, and add lemon juice. Toss to combine.

  2. Add mayonnaise, tarragon, and salt and pepper to chicken mixture. Stir to combine.

  3. Cut bread lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices.

  4. Place a scoop of chicken mixture between two pieces of bread. Press firmly on sandwich to flatten. Slice sandwich in half or in quarters. Serve.

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