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Tarragon Chicken Summer Salad

Summer breathes in new life and lightness for the spirit and appetite! With the delicious blend of blueberries, almonds and fresh tarragon, this meal is a quick lunch or dinner to satiate your appetite and your senses! I first made this recipe when a friend was following Whole 30 and wanted a simple lunch option for her bachelorette crew - everyone LOVED it!

This recipe calls for Ras el Hanout, a traditional North African spice blend which includes cardamom, cinnamon, clove, allspice, turmeric – it’s a deceptively sweet medley without any sugar! For a cleaner flavor profile, marinate the chicken in a little olive oil, red wine vinegar, light onion powder and fresh tarragon for 2-6 hours before cooking.

I use a prepared dressing here because it saves times and is a product I trust, made with simple, whole ingredients. You could prepare your own dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar, champagne vinegar, sugar free ground mustard, fresh tarragon, salt, pepper.

As I mentioned, for anyone following the Whole 30 diet and/or looking to eat cleanly without gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or added sugar, this is a winner! Note: you'll want to use the homemade dressing which does not include eggs.

All my recipes are always gluten free and dairy free, and any other common allergens are called out below. I will also always list the highest quality ingredients. These reflect sustainable agricultural practices with organic conditions free of toxic chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, GMOs. Any recipe may be adapted to what you have available and will be equally delicious!


· Chives & garlic (nightshade) in dressing

· Eggs (in dressing)

· Garlic (in chicken preparation)

· Almonds

Health Benefits

Equipment You'll Need

Ingredients - serves 4

Preparation - 20 mins

Salad Preparation - makes 1 serving

Voila! Bon Appetit! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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