Warm Chicken, Bacon and Tarragon Salad

Warm Chicken, Bacon and Tarragon Salad

My mum seems to be a never ending resource of recipes and one will just pop into my head from time to time and a quick phone call later I have the bones of one of her old dishes which half the time she’s forgotten about herself. As the recipes are all stored in her head the quantities sometimes need a little tweaking but I think it’s good that I’m writing them down now so at least I can pass them onto my daughter.

Having launched a Fathers Day competition for Pyrex I thought I would make this dish in honour of Fathers Day using one of their fabulous lipped non-stick frying pans.  I have really enjoyed hearing what everyone’s dad’s favourite dishes are or were. I wanted to make something that would be suitable for any kind of weather as it’s been so very up and down this year, well down mainly! My dad and my husband both love this salad so that’s why I thought I’d share it with you.

I am entering this dish into Javlin Warrior’s Cookin w/luv Made with Love Mondays event as it is made from scratch and also Herbs on Saturday which is run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage as it contains tarragon.


So here’s a quick overview of how you make it:

Warm Chicken, Bacon and Tarragon Salad

Then pile on the chicken and bacon pieces and drizzle over the dressing – enjoy!

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A warm chicken, bacon and tarragon salad with an olive oil and lemon dressing that tastes sublime!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 240g Good quality smoked streaky bacon, cut into 2cm slices
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed Oil
  • 500g Chicken breast, (I used mini fillets) chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 Bunch spring onions, chopped into 2cm pieces
  • 2 tsp Dried tarragon
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • For salad (quantities according to taste):
  • Mixed salad leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Black olives
  1. Have your salad ingredients all prepared in bowls so that you can quickly assemble when the chicken and bacon are ready.
  2. Fry the bacon in the rapeseed oil gently until crispy in 2 batches if necessary (less likely to burn than olive oil).
  3. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and put to one side. Make sure any burnt bits are removed from the pan.
  4. Season the chicken pieces, add to the pan and fry until opaque.
  5. Then add the spring onions and tarragon and continue to fry until chicken is golden all over.
  6. Assemble 4 plates of salad whilst the chicken is frying
  7. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and heat through for about 30 seconds.
  8. Using a slotted spoon add the chicken and spring onions to each salad in a mound in the centre and then add the crispy bacon pieces.
  9. Next pour on the warm dressing left in the pan.
  10. Serve on it’s own or with some crusty bread.

NB: I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my won. I received my pan along with all my other Pyrex items as part of running the Fathers Day competition. The lipped frying pan from Pyrex is currently undergoing an update and will be available again after the summer.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Bet this is delicious,my kind of salad x

    1. Camilla

      It really is fab Amy-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    This looks fab I bet the salty bacon and creamy avocado works really well together 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, yes it really does:-)

  3. Paul Wilson

    Almost that time again.

    1. Camilla

      Yes although you don’t have to wait until Fathers Day to make it LOL:-)

  4. Heather Haigh

    This sounds lovely, and just right for the changeable spring weather.

  5. Paul Wilson

    Perhaps warm salad is the thing for this weather.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh I’d forgotten about this recipe, so yummy, must make it soon:-)

  6. Maddy

    Looks and tastes delicious- win/win 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Glad you enjoyed it:-)

  7. Jane Middleton

    Great light dish for the summer

    1. Camilla

      It’s so good:-)

  8. Farhana

    Thanks, I’m always looking for different ways of eating chicken as we eat so much of it .

  9. Ursula Hunt

    my dad would love this

    1. Camilla

      It is really good;-)

  10. Ursula Hunt

    Gorgeous and colorful looking salad

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula;-)

  11. Carolyn Clapham

    I didn’t know that warm salad existed for the first forty-odd years of my life! I’m a big fan now, and love the sound of this one.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is really good:-)

  12. glenn hutton

    Looks lovely!

  13. Victoria


  14. Paul Wilson

    Roll on summer and this will be great.

  15. K Mayers

    I’ve just eaten a salad for my tea! We had chicken cooked too but not on the salad – had I seen this prior to my dinner I could’ve tried this out. Most of it seems great, I’m just not 100% sure about the bacon too – may be a bit too much for me… The only way to know is try it I suppose 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It’s the bacon that gives this dish its back bone, just wouldn’t be the same without!

  16. Rebecca Phillips

    this looks delicious, i’ll have to try it!

  17. Tracy Nixon

    Sounds and looks fab! Thanks

  18. Ursula Hunt

    looks delicious will try it even if its not fathers day !

  19. Kirsty Fox

    This looks really tasty and lovely and simple to make.

  20. Annie Costa

    I’ve combined chicken&avocado together for a long time but never thought to add tarragon…makes such a difference to the taste buds!

  21. Annie

    I love the combination of bacon and avocado, and this looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you they do work so well together:-)

  22. Karen

    A PERFECT recipe for a delicious family meal and I am a HUGE tarragon lover, I grow it and use it a lot, especially with chicken! LOVELY Herbs on Saturday entry thanks Camilla!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, chicken and tarragon are a lovely flavour combo:-)

  23. Jen @ BlueKitchenBakes

    Chicken, bacon and avocado is such a great combination, I’ve never tried it with tarragon before though. It’s definitely salad season, I’ve had 2 already this week, might have to make this my 3rd salad of the week!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen! Was flicking through lots of recipe books today and chicken with tarragon is quite a well used combination. Do let me know how you get on if you try it:-)

  24. Javelin Warrior

    I love the combination of bacon, tomatoes and avocado – and in a salad, what could be better! The tarragon is definitely an interesting twist and I’ve never tried that before… Very tasty, Camilla!

  25. Oneblueonepink

    This looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you try it:-)

  26. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    I would quite happily tuck into a bowl of that salad. Looks a treat for this time of year. Hope your Dad and hubbie have a great Father’s Day 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, I think you would like it:-)


    Ooooh yum – love avocado. Never had it with chicken though. Am drooling at the picture 🙂 XOXO

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danielle, do hope you try it:-)

  28. Anneli (Delicieux)

    That looks like my kinda salad! Packed full of yummy things, I love your big chunks of avocado in there too. Lovely x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anneli that’s a real compliment coming from you:-) We’re big fans of avocado in this house, particularly my daughter!

  29. Heidi Roberts

    This looks simple and yummy!

  30. Angela

    Today’s lovely sunny weather has definitely got me thinking about salads – at last!! This looks lovely, simple and so fresh.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, it’s been a favourite of mine for a very long time!

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