CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD RECIPE

Chicken Waldorf Salad is tender chunks of chicken mixed with celery, grapes, apples, toasted walnuts, and mayonnaise. This delectable recipe is one of our favorite chicken salad recipes. You can serve it on a bed of spring greens, stuffed in a sun-ripened tomato, or stuffed in a whole wheat pita.

THE BEST WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD

This refreshing and healthy Chicken Waldorf Salad with Grapes is perfect for a light lunch or a delicious side dish. Made with juicy grapes, crisp apples, tender chicken, and crunchy nuts, this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture. It is so scrumptious, easy, quick to come together, and fancy enough for company. This delectable salad comes together in about ten to fifteen minutes. This recipe calls for already cooked rotisserie chicken, which can be purchased at almost any grocery store or club warehouse, such as Costco or Sams.

CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD INGREDIENTS

For this recipe, you need an apple, lemon juice, cooked chicken, celery, red seedless grapes, toasted walnuts, mayonnaise, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD?

First, grab a large bowl for mixing. Cut the chicken, celery, and grapes. Toast the walnuts in the oven for about five to seven minutes.   Cut the apples and toss with the lemon juice in the bowl. Add the chicken, celery, grapes, toasted walnuts, and mayo to the bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over leaf lettuce, a thin bed of spring greens, or with crackers.

VARIATIONS FOR CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD.

  • Don’t like walnuts or have them on hand. Use other nuts like toasted pecans or sliced or slivered toasted almonds.
  • Are you looking for a lighter version of Chicken Waldorf Salad? Substitute half of the mayo with non-fat Greek yogurt.
  • Do you want to dress it up even a little more? Add one-half cup of dried cranberries or dried cherries.
  • Do you want to sweeten it up a little bit? Add two tablespoons of honey.
  • Want to make a wrap or a sandwich with the chicken salad? It is delicious on pumpernickel, rye, or European whole grain.
  • You can substitute seedless green grapes for the seedless red grapes.
  • You can use any crisp apple like Granny Smith, Cripps Sweet, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Gala.
  • CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE POACHED CHICKEN IN CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD?
  • Yes, you most certainly can. Add a couple of boneless skinless chicken breasts to a pot, cover up halfway with chicken broth, and add parsley, a small stalk of celery, a little piece of onion, and a clove of garlic. Bring to a boil, then turn to simmer. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover for fifteen minutes. Now, remove the chicken breasts from the chicken broth, and you can cube or shred the chicken and use it in this salad and other salads.

This amazing salad is easy, quick to fix, delectable and dependable. Put the ingredients on your shopping list today, and let me know what you think!

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