Apple-Fennel Chicken Salad

by Cindi SutterFounder of The Spirited Table® - Recipe published June 2015

You know what most chicken salads are missing? Crunch. Not this one!

Servings: 4

½ apple, finely chopped (we like Pink Lady or Gala for the color)
½ fennel bulb, finely chopped
½ small shallot, finely chopped
8 oz poached, roasted, or rotisserie chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, plus more if needed
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper


  1. Using a fork, mix apple, fennel, shallot, chicken, mayonnaise, chives, tarragon, lemon zest, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a medium bowl until well combined. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.