Chicken Waldorf Salad Recipe

Chicken Waldorf Salad Recipe

This delectable family favorite Chicken Waldorf Salad is tender chunks of chicken mixed with celery, grapes, apples, toasted walnuts, and mayonnaise. it is a tasty blend of flavors and textures.

  • Author: Small Town Woman
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category:salad
  • Method: cold prep
  • Cuisine:American


  • 1 Granny Smith apple cored peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine the apple and lemon juice.  Add chicken, celery, grapes, toasted walnuts and mayonnaise.  Stir to combine. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  2. Serve on a bed of spring greens or leaf lettuce.


  • 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 kind of crisp apple like Granny Smith, Cripps Sweet, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Gala.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

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