Combine the greek yogurt, honey and dijon mustard in a small bowl.
Add the lemon juice and zest, tarragon, green onions and black pepper.
In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, walnuts, cherries and celery.
Add the dressing to the chicken salad and stir to combine.
Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
If serving on bread, lightly toast the bread, then place 5-6 leaves of spinach on top of the bread, add the chicken salad and serve.
To serve the chicken salad on a croissant, slice the croissant through the middle lengthwise, then add the spinach, if you'd like to the bottom half of the croissant, then top with the chicken salad and the top half of the croissant.
To serve the chicken salad on lettuce leaves, simply add the salad to the leaves of lettuce.
The nutrition information provided is for the chicken salad only. The serving options are not included.
This recipe is gluten free when served on gluten free bread or in lettuce wraps.
If fresh cherries can't be found, thaw frozen cherries under cold running water to use in the salad.
Leftover rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe because it's already cooked and can easily be taken off the bone and shredded. If you don't have rotisserie chicken on hand, you can cook chicken breasts in a pressure cooker, Instant Pot or on the stove.
For the traditional pressure cooker or Instant Pot recipe, simply cover the chicken breasts in liquid, either water or chicken broth, in the pressure cooker. Pressure cook the chicken for 7 minutes. Allow the pressure cooker or Instant Pot to pressure down, then remove the lid, remove the chicken and shred it.
For the stovetop method, add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet on the stove over medium heat, add the chicken breasts and sear for 1-2 minutes per side. Add 3/4 cup water or chicken broth, cover the skillet and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes. Remove the lid, remove the chicken from the skillet and shred the chicken.
To shred the chicken, use two forks on a cutting board, or use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to quickly shred the chicken.