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Easy Chicken Salad

Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad with grape, chicken salad with tarragon, easy chicken salad, easy lunch, greek yogurt chicken salad, leftover chicken salad
Servings 2 people
Author Lokness


  • ¾ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¾ tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves (minced)
  • ¾ cup green grapes (cut in ½)
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the chicken on a cutting board with the smooth side down. Cut a few long slits on the thick part of the meat (do not cut through, just about halfway down into the meat), so the meat has about the same thickness when lay flat. Place onto the baking sheet. Rub with a little bit of olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper on both sides. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or juices run clear when cut into the thickest part. Remove from oven. Transfer the chicken to a large plate to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Stir in tarragon. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cover with plastic wrap. Return to the fridge to keep cool.
  • Lay about 6 – 7 butter lettuce leaves on each plate.
  • When the chicken is cool, cut into ¾-inch cubes. Add to the yogurt mixture. Toss in grapes. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Divide the chicken salad to the plates of lettuces. Serving immediately.


  1. If you have leftover chicken at home, you can definitely use that. You will need about 2 cups of cubed chicken for this recipe.
  2. The Greek yogurt I used is The Greek Gods plain greek style yogurt. It's a little sweet but not too tangy.
  3. Tarragon is the key to this recipe. Do not skip.
  4. I love sweet grapes, so I used a little more. Feel free to use less or more.
  5. Butter lettuce usually comes in a plastic box with root. The root is to keep the lettuce moist, not wilted & intact. This lettuce is delicate and sweet. If you can’t find them, you can use romaine hearts or green leaf lettuce.
(Adapted from Ina Garten via Food Network)