There is a little homey cafe in Midtown Atlanta that I would visit while shopping for window treatment fabric in that neighborhood. That was when I made home decor items from my home in Marietta, an Atlanta suburb.
Homespun Cafe has the BEST chicken salad on crescent rolls! After months of trying to pinpoint the sweet-flavored herb they used, I finally realized it was Tarragon. When we moved to North Mississippi, I planted a tiny seedling I purchased at Lowe’s. It not only survived, it thrived!
The original plant is huge and needs to be removed, because I planted it in the wrong place, thinking it would remain small. After rooting branches, I now have two more plants. (It is very easy to root!)
I use the Copy-Cat Chicken Salad recipe for cracker spread or for making Chicken Tarragon Crescents. The sweetness of the Tarragon with the saltiness of the bacon plus the acidity of the tomato makes it the utmost of deliciousness.
- 2 cups cooked chicken pieces, chopped fine
- ¾ cup mayonaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Tarragon (or to taste) - can use 2 teaspoons dried
- ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
- ⅓ cup raisins
- 8 strips of cooked bacon
- 4 tomato slices
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 4 crescent rolls, split open and ready for loading
- Stir together first five ingredients. Spread onto bottom half of crescents, top with bacon strips, tomato slices, lettuce and the crescent top.
I actually mixed this together last night, snapped this picture, and put it in the refrigerator. This morning I had a surprise. My daughter and her friend who spent the night, had scoffed down most of it.
I’m talking about SD (Spunky Daughter), my daughter that smells food and gets full. She’s the one who won’t eat anything I cook anymore because she’s 16 and wants only junk food or fast food (cardboard – yuk!). So, I can’t complain. She needed something with a little protein and not all fat, right? Does she realize she ate raisins? (She boycotted those a couple of years ago.)
The girls didn’t get the full trimmings, just the chicken salad with saltine crackers, but they said it was “awesome” (with teen drama). Thank you for the compliment, girls! I’m really glad you liked it, and thanks for saving some for me to assemble into a sandwich for this picture.
Yum (with copy-cat mom drama)!! Try it…you’ll love it, I promise!
I have to be honest and share that each time I typed “tomato”, my hand automatically put an “r” at the end. It made me laugh every time, ’cause I really don’t say it that way, y’all. (But I’ll admit I have some family that does. Extended family, of course.) We are in the South, after all. 🙂