Chicken Salads

Barefoot Contessa at Home has two chicken salad recipes:  Chicken Salad Sandwiches (p. 37), and Chicken Salad Véronique (p. 67).  The only difference between the two recipes, as far as I could tell, is that the former includes bread, and the latter adds grapes.  To economize time and effort, I made some of each with the same ingredients.  Of course, I couldn’t find tarragon at the Grocery Store Most Likely To Carry Tarragon, and tarragon is probably what sets these chicken salads apart from all other chicken salads.  That said, I was not disappointed in these recipes, and would make them again in a heartbeat, with or without the tarragon.  Roasting the chicken instead of poaching it makes a huge difference in the flavor of the final product.  I can imagine any number of additions to this if celery and/or grapes were not immediately available:  slivered almonds, lemon juice, diced apple, cashews… anything sweet and crunchy, really.

Before Grapes

Before Grapes

After Adding Grapes (Chicken Salad Veronique)

After Adding Grapes (Chicken Salad Veronique)



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