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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shelled fresh English peas (about 1 lb in shell.) I suppose you could cook frozen peas, but they won’t have the same crunch as parboiled fresh ones. shopping list
  • 1 cup diced cold chicken. You can use a mix of light and dark meat, or just white meat, depending on what you want or have on hand. shopping list
  • 1 cup diced jicama shopping list
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, chopped. (If you can’t find those, use 3/4 cup regular cucumbers.) shopping list
  • ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt (Mediterranean-style is best) shopping list
  • 1 tsp minced fresh tarragon shopping list
  • ½ tsp minced fresh thyme shopping list
  • 1 tsp. minced shallot (you can substitute red onion) shopping list
  • 1 Tb. minced green onion (scallion) about 1 stalk. shopping list
  • ¼ tsp. salt or to taste shopping list
  • 3 grinds pepper shopping list
  • 1 Tb lemon juice (juice of 1 small lemon or ½ large lemon) Meyer lemon is best shopping list
  • (For a simpler chicken salad, substitute 1 cup chopped celery for the peas and jicama.) shopping list
  • Optional: 2 Tb chopped pecans shopping list

How to make it

  • Ingredients See Photo
  • You can make the peas ahead of time and refrigerate them.
  • Shell about 1 pound English peas to make 1 cup
  • parboil them for 2 minutes.
  • Immediately cool them in ice water. I pour them through a strainer, then place the strainer in a bowl of ice water. See Photo
  • Dice chicken and jicama
  • Mince tarragon, thyme, shallot and green onion.
  • Combine ingredients
  • Add salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • I bought some pita bread when I picked up the yogurt, so tucked my chicken salad into it. See Photo
  • You can also serve a scoop on a bed of lettuce.
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  • berrikiss 4 years ago
    Yummy! Tarragon is my favorite spice. I love how you're ditching the fat by substuting mayo with yogurt, without ditching the flavor. In fact I think the yogurt is enhansing the flavor here. Good one!
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  • otterpond 4 years ago
    Thanks for this. I will try this substituting the edamame for the peas, that should work out okay. I don't keep green peas around. I have all the rest and was just thinking of fixing up that bit of left over chicken into a salad. Fabulous. I'll let you know how it works for me. I just picked up my first tub of Greek yogurt so I get to test drive it on a new recipe.
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