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Chicken & Pea Shoot Salad with Tarragon Aioli

Pea shoots have a deep flavor that’s uniquely fresh and summery. Baby fingerling potatoes, especially Yukon Golds, are lovely for grilling—they cook fast and become almost creamy in texture. This short-cutted aioli is just a garlicky mayonnaise that’s a specialty of southern France and is delicious with grilled or roasted vegetables.

Servings 4
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 minutes


    • 2 to 3 (14 ounces) Just Bare Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
    • 12 baby Yukon Gold or other fingerling potatoes, halved
    • 1-1/4 cup sugar snap peas
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 3 cups fresh pea shoots
    • 3 cups mixed baby greens or watercress leaves
    • 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 lemon, zest removed, juiced
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g 5%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Calcium 12%Iron 25%
Vitamin C 90%Vitamin A 76%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add peas; cook 1 minute. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Rub chicken with oil; season with salt and pepper. Put chicken on grill; grill 5 minutes. Turn chicken; arrange potatoes around chicken, cut-side down. Cook 5 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  3. Meanwhile, mix aioli ingredients together until well blended. Arrange greens and peas on individual plates. Slice chicken and place on greens with grilled potatoes. Drizzle with tarragon mayonnaise.


Peppery watercress tossed with any other tender greens you can find at the farmers market may be substituted for pea shoots.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking. If substituting fresh whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut the whole breast in half before preparing.