"Waldorf Style" Chicken Salad | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, May 8, 2017

"Waldorf Style" Chicken Salad

Waldorf Style Chicken Salad makes a great spring brunch or lunch dish! Quickly poach chicken breasts or use leftover chicken to create this salad with crisp apples, walnuts and dried cranberries. This is great on a bed of baby lettuces or even in a sandwich or wrap.

Waldorf Style Chicken Salad | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

If you don't happen to have a poached chicken breast just laying around, you can very easily poach one or two for this recipe specifically (or any recipe that requires cooked chicken breast) .  It's easy.  Take a bone-in ( skinless or skin on, doesn't matter) chicken breast(s) in a med pan and cover with fat free, low sodium chicken broth  ( you could also use water in a pinch ).  Be sure to completely cover the meat with the liquid.    Allow it to come to a boil, and then simmer on med-low heat for approx. 15 - 20 min, or until chicken is done.  Remove chicken and allow to cool to room temp.  Strain the broth back into a container for use another time.  When chicken in cool enough to handle, remove the skin and bone and discard then shred the meat into bite sized pieces using two forks.

Waldorf Style Chicken Salad | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Of all the chicken salad recipes out there, this one is my favorite! I love all the different textures and flavors you get in this!  Make it and see for yourself!

Waldorf Style Chicken Salad

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adpated from Skinnytaste 
Waldorf Style Chicken Salad
Chicken breast meat combined with low fat mayo, crisp celery, sweet apple, crunchy walnuts and chewy dried cranberries for a lovely chicken salad great alone or on a sandwich!


  • cooked chicken meat from one bone-in chicken breast (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBS Nonfat Greek yogurt (plain)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. dried tarragon (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped apple (any variety you like to eat)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 TBS. dried cranberries
  • 2 TBS chopped walnuts


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mayo, vinegar, yogurt, and tarragon.
  2. Add in the chicken, apple, celery, cranberries, and walnuts.
  3. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and allow flavors to blend in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: approx. 3 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.
Tags: chicken, salad, apples, cranberries, walnuts, lunch, dinner

Servings - approx. 3   Serving size -  approx. 1 cup   Points plus per svg - 6 points+
Calories - 229.7,   Total Fat - 11.1g,  Carb. - 13.4g,  Protein - 19.5g,  Fiber - 1.8g  ( these values are for 1 cup chicken salad only)

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  1. This looks great, thanks for sharing. Great change from my chicken salad sandwich. Have a great weekend.

  2. I always love finding new ways to throw together salads!

  3. Gorgeous. I'd like to add some grapes in there too. nom nom. Have a great weekend now :)

  4. Oh my word! How wonderful does this look. Waldorf style anything is my favorite!


  5. That sounds awesome! Your words did the picture justice. I love chicken salad on greens, and your recipe made my mouth water!

  6. I am always on the hunt for a good chicken salad recipe..this looks divine!

  7. I love Gina's recipes and chicken salad...win win! I've been wanting to make some chicken salad lately, too! It may end up as turkey, though...husband just brought home two 14 pounders left over from work. Oy!

  8. Tarragon is definitely going in mine. I am obsessed with chicken salad. Need to try this out ASAP

  9. I looove chicken salad like this! Looks so tasty Renee!

  10. This is one recipe I have to try!! Love the new photo!

  11. Love this recipe! Prefer it without the chicken!

  12. I have a great recipe for chicken salad, but can always find more delicious ways to amp it up! Love your ingredients Renee and looking forward to making this. BTW.....can you tell me what blog recipe card plug-in you use? Love it!

    1. Thanks Roz! I use H-recipe helper. It's a chrome extension. :)

  13. I just came to say that I love the recipe. I tried it this morning for a brunch and it totally surprise me with a delicious flavor. Tomorrow I'm preparing it again for lunch. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Thank you Ruby!!! It so nice of you to come back here for your review and I'm so happy you enjoyed this recipe!


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