Lemony Chicken Salad

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
Every busy cook will appreciate the convenience of being able to prepare this refreshing salad ahead of time. And your family will enjoy a marvelous meal.
Lemony Chicken Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 large red apples, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Stir in chicken, celery, green pepper, apples if desired, onion and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Stir in walnuts just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 333 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.