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A bowl of tarragon chicken salad with almonds with garnishes

Tarragon Chicken Salad with Almonds

An absolutely delicious chicken salad with fresh tarragon and crunchy sliced almonds. Perfect for lunches, bridal and baby showers, or potlucks, this recipe is quick, easy, Whole30 compliant, paleo, and low carb, too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword publix chicken salad, tarragon chicken salad, whole30 chicken salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 215kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 6-7 cups cooked chicken breasts diced or shredded (from about 4 large chicken breasts, weighing about 3-3 1/2 pounds), see Note 1
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups mayonnaise see Note 2
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds see Note 3
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves minced, see Note 4


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. Keep in an airtight container until ready to serve. Chicken salad will last in the fridge at least 3-4 days.

Storage Notes

  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge 5-6 days.


Note 1
To bake chicken breasts, place chicken in a baking dish and bake at 350º F for about 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160º F. Let rest before dicing.
Note 2
If on Whole30 or paleo, use Whole30-compliant mayonnaise, like my One Minute Whole30 Mayonnaise.
Note 3
I prefer sliced almonds over slivered, as sliced add the perfect, light crunch. They're thinner than slivered almonds and blend into the texture of the tarragon chicken salad perfectly. I get them from the bulk section at my grocery store.
Note 4
To use dried tarragon leaves, start with 1 tablespoon and add more, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired taste is reaches. You will use about 1 1/2 tablespoons dried tarragon or so. Flavor will increase in intensity over time with dried tarragon.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.7mg | Net Carbs: 4g