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Ina Garten Adds One Secret Herbaceous Ingredient To Chicken Salad
Ina Garten uses classic ingredients in her chicken salad, but her version is more flavorful. While there are many ways she upgrades the salad, her secret ingredient is tarragon.
In Garten’s cookbook, “Barefoot Contessa at Home,” she prepares a chicken salad sandwich by combining white meat chicken, mayonnaise, diced celery, and fresh tarragon.
Tarragon is a floppy green herb with long, slender leaves used in many dishes. Although woodsy like rosemary, it has a subtle flavor reminiscent of licorice or fennel.