This Tarragon Chicken Salad is a simple and flavorful lunch recipe that’s perfect to serve with crackers. It’s dairy-free, paleo, and an all-around healthy lunch option.

A bowl of tarragon chicken salad.

There’s nothing like a chicken salad for lunch! It’s the perfect simple lunch to enjoy as a wrap, a sandwich, or with crackers. Usually chicken salads are made with mayo, but this version is made with yogurt for a creamy base, and fresh tarragon for a powerful flavor punch.

The Ingredients for the Tarragon Chicken Salad

  • Cooked and Diced Chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken in a pinch.
  • Tarragon. Make sure to get fresh tarragon!
  • Lemon Juice.
  • Slivered Almonds.
  • Coconut Yogurt. If you tolerate it, you could also make this with Greek yogurt or mayo.

A bowl of chicken ready to make tarragon chicken salad.

How to make Tarragon Chicken Salad

  • Mix the chicken, coconut yogurt, lemon juice, almonds, and seasonings.
  • Serve chilled as a sandwich, wrap, or with crackers, or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.

What does tarragon taste like?

Tarragon is a rich flavor that’s similar to fennel! If you like fresh herbs and fennel, you’ll probably like tarragon too.

Can you use dried tarragon?

Dried tarragon won’t pack anywhere near as much flavor as fresh, but you can try if that’s all that you have.

Can you use greek yogurt instead of coconut yogurt?

Yes! You can use Greek yogurt if you can tolerate dairy.

Can you use mayo instead of yogurt?

This recipe uses yogurt instead of a classic mayo for an egg-free version, but if you’d rather use mayo, you can do that too.

What do you eat Tarragon chicken salad with?

You can eat it as a wrap, a sandwich, or with crackers like Simple Mills grain-free crackers!

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Tarragon Chicken Salad

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)


  1. Add the chicken to a bowl and combine with coconut yogurt, lemon juice, almonds, and seasonings.
  2. Taste and season further as needed.
  3. Serve chilled as a sandwich, wrap, or with crackers, or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.


  • You can use rotissere chicken, or cooked and chopped chicken breast and thighs that are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Sub the coconut yogurt for Greek yogurt if tolerated.
  • All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: no cook


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 397
  • Fat: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.9g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Protein: 21.7g

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