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Lightened Up, Starbucks Tarragon Chicken Salad

Have you ever tried the Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich from Starbucks? It's delicious, I never knew how much I liked tarragon until I had it. Unfortunately, it's far from healthy, coming in at 420 calories, for a tiny portion. On Sunday, I was trying to think of new recipes to make for Andrew to take to work for lunch, and I thought, why not try to recreate the Starbucks Tarragon Chicken Salad. It's actually quite easy and tastes very similar to the real deal, without all the guilt and it's much cheaper.

I started by going to the Starbucks website to check out the ingredients, and then just kind of made it up as I went along. It is perfect for a sandwich but would also taste great on top of salad, in a pita, or rolled up as a wrap!

3 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I boiled mine)
2 celery stocks
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon 
1 cup low fat Greek yogurt (add more if it seems too dry)
2 packets Splenda (or preferred sweetener)
salt & pepper to taste
celery salt (I would use celery seed if you have it)

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and Splenda. In a separate, large bowl, combine chicken with the Greek yogurt mixture. Next, add the dried cranberries, celery, and walnuts. Stir in tarragon, salt, pepper & celery salt to taste. 

Shown with whole wheat bread, butter lettuce, and avocado. 

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Oh my gosh! This is my favorite sandwich from Starbucks! I'll definitely be making this :) Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday! xo

  2. Yum!! Chicken salad is one of my favorites, and this looks like such a fresh, healthy recipe!! Can't wait to try it out :)

    xo Em

  3. All of their stuff is so fatty! It's so annoying!
    But your version, I can handle that! Yum!

  4. i LOVE chicken salad. totally going to make this! such a great lunch option and even diner if you put it on a big salad


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