Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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I became tired of traditional chicken sandwiches, so I came up with this recipe. Tarragon provides a nice subtle seasoning, while sunflower seeds add extra crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels
  • 8 croissants or rolls, split
  • Lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 471 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first three ingredients. Stir in chicken, celery and tarragon. Just before serving, add sunflower seeds. Line croissants with lettuce; top with 1/2 cup chicken salad. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p91

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