Waldorf Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken can become a simple classic meal, Waldorf Chicken Salad. Think of it as chicken salad with grapes, nuts, and apple. Incredibly tasty, a simple cold meal for a hot summer day on the deck or a picnic.
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food, Easy, Summer
Servings: 4
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 cups diced chicken
  • 1 firm apple
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chipped nuts walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped about 1/2 medium size onion
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean, core and chop 1 firm apple. Do not peel.
  • Clean and trim 1 stalk celery. Dice into relatively small pieces.
  • Clean and half 1 cup red seedless grapes.
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 medium size onion)
  • Optional: roast 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) over medium heat in a small nonstick pan for 4-5 minutes to increase crunchiness.
  • Combine apple, celery, and grapes in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix well to coat.
  • Add onion, nuts, and mayo. Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper). Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow all ingredients to cool and blend flavors.
  • Serve on a plate, in a wrap or a pita, on crackers, on a salad or in a sandwich.
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Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg