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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