Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
24 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

If your herb garden is going strong, you can snip parsley and chives fresh from the source. Tarragon is worth seeking out for this dish; its anise notes are the distinguishing flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; toss to coat.

Step 2

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Add asparagus pieces and peas during the last 2 minutes of pasta cooking time. Drain well. Add pasta-and-vegetable mixture and Parmigiano-Reggiano to chicken mixture; toss well to coat.

Ratings & Reviews


April 25, 2015
Quick, fresh weeknight meal. Followed directions as written but did not have chives so I subwtituted chopped green onion tops instead. Also, made sure everything was heated through and severed it presented as a pasta dish instead of a pasta salad. Everyone enjoyed it and I will definitely make this again

Serendipitously good

April 21, 2015
This was a timely recipe as I had both asparagus and fresh peas on-hand from the farmer's market...I ended up with half the called-for amount of chicken and just 6 oz. pasta; but these were just as well as the full amount would have been a little bland with the given amount of dressing.  As it turned out, the flavor was very good even with dried herbs, and as a stand-alone salad I just served some garlic-purple potato rolls with it (although a glass of white wine would have been nice too).  I would make this again, but increase the dressing at least by half if I use the full 2 cups of chicken. 

Fresh Spring Entree Salad

April 11, 2015
This was reasonably quick to throw together on a weeknight. Hubs and I felt the tarragon was just a wee overpowering, so will cut that back a bit next time. Using a roasted chicken from Costco (which have good flavor and are a good bang for the buck) saved some time. This is a good recipe to tweak to individual tastes.