This Chicken Waldorf Salad has the most delicious combination of flavors, and it’s so easy to make! It’s perfect for an elegant lunch!
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When it comes to lunch, I usually just take the easy route and microwave a frozen burrito or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As a busy mom, I just don’t have time for anything complicated!
Lately, I’ve been trying to up my lunch game, though, and this Waldorf chicken salad is one of my favorites! It’s so easy and quick to make (less than 10 minutes total!) and it tastes fantastic. It’s the perfect way to make lunchtime more fun!
And in case you were wondering how this salad got it’s name, it’s after the beautiful Waldorf Hotel in NYC where it was first made.
- Rotisserie chicken
- Green apple
How to Make Waldorf Chicken Salad
Making this chicken Waldorf salad is so fast and easy! It’s loaded with several fresh ingredients. Plus, it has the most delightful combination of textures and flavors.
Prep – Simply wash cut and chop all of the delicious ingredients.
Assembly – This salad is as easy as just tossing all of the ingredients together!
Substitutes – Although the recipe below is my personal favorite way to make it, you can substitute other ingredients if you prefer. You can use any kind of apple you like. You can also use pecans instead of walnuts, or raisins instead of dried cranberries. It’s so easy to customize!
Tips & Serving Ideas
Faster Prep – I like to use a rotisserie chicken to save time. And I love the extra flavor it adds to the chicken salad.
Serving – Once the salad is all mixed together, you can use it to make sandwiches (I like to use croissants), or serve it on a bed of greens. (It’s also delicious straight from the serving bowl!)
Refrigerate – You’ll want to refrigerate the salad until you’re ready to serve it, to keep it fresh. Although it’s best used within 24 hours, it will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days if needed.
Sandwiches – If you’re using it to make sandwiches, I would suggest not assembling them ahead of time, or the bread will be soggy.
This Waldorf chicken salad is simple and delicious, but still very elegant. It’s perfect for making even an ordinary day feel fancy!
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- Homemade Egg Salad
- Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad
- Tortellini Apple Salad Recipe
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Chicken Waldorf Salad
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
- 3/4 cup grapes, cut in half
- 1/4 cup celery, diced
- 1/2 medium green apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Add the chicken, grapes, celery, green apple, walnuts, and dried cranberries to a medium bowl, and toss to combine. Add the mayonnaise to the bowl and toss until all of the ingredients are coated with the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.