Chicken Waldorf Salad


Leftover cooked chicken makes this chicken Waldorf salad, loaded with apples, grapes, celery and walnuts, a snap to assemble. If you use rotisserie chicken, keep in mind that it's salty and omit the salt in the dressing. Serve over watercress, with a chunk of whole-grain baguette.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each


  • cup low-fat mayonnaise

  • cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (see Tips)

  • 1 medium red apple, diced

  • 1 cup halved red or green grapes

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired (see Tips), divided


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken, apple, grapes, celery and 1/4 cup walnuts. Stir to coat well. Serve topped with the remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.

    Chicken Waldorf Salad


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

If you want cooked chicken in a hurry, the easiest way to cook it is to poach it. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. (1 pound raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts = about 21/2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken)

To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 31g 61%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 231IU 5%
Vitamin C 6mg 6%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 537mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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