Rating: 3.13 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

This tasty chicken salad makes a light and healthy lunch.

Everyday Food, November 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub tarragon, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper under chicken skin. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; roast until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Remove and discard skin and bones from chicken; thinly slice meat lengthwise. Add to bowl along with tomatoes and scallions; toss to combine.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add mesclun; toss to coat. Divide among plates; spoon chicken mixture on top.

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Reviews (8)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
09/03/2013
Made this today for this week's brown bag lunches. Didn't want to turn on the oven so I put the chicken in the slow cooker with all the same ingrdients as above with the addition of some chicken stock. Used greek yogurt instead of regular. A little seasoned salt and pepper. Deeeelish! Great light summer lunch.
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2013
Who is this person? Where's Sarah?
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02/27/2011
mesclun is a type of salad greens, usually come in a package or container
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03/10/2009
What is mesclun?
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12/28/2008
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08/06/2008
Is there any way I can incorporate this receipe to use as chicken salad sandwiches.
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04/25/2008
Just should read juice, sorry!
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04/25/2008
This salad is fantastic and garners lots of praise. I make it without chicken and us split sweet grape tomatoes. I find Earthbound (organic mixed baby greens) has the best combination of mild and tart flavors. Don't take shortcuts, use fresh lemon just and fresh zest. Don't overdo on the lemon just it loses its subtlety. Top with coarse pepper and coarse salt. This is a great companion for grilled meats and fish.