Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad with @Chobani 0% Pear & @CAWalnuts

When life hands you delicious samples of Chobani 0% Pear Greek Yogurt and California Walnuts

Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad (made with Greek yogurt) | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chickensalad #lunch #glutenfree #greekyogurt

make Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad!

I’ve mentioned before about my utter distaste for mayo, and I am not a huge fan of raw celery either, both of which are found in a traditional Waldorf Chicken Salad.  So when I saw Isabel of Family Foodie‘s Chicken Salad made with Chobani’s new 0% Pear Greek yogurt, I was inspired to remix this classic.  Even after some tasty baked pancakes and granola recipes, I still had a couple containers that the awesome Chobani folks sent me (though I am sure the apple flavor would work equally well, for those still unable to find the new flavors), as well as some of the California Walnuts that I got to sample, and a few chicken breasts in the freezer (you could certainly just grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or use some leftover roast chicken).  I was all set.

Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad (made with Greek yogurt) | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chickensalad #lunch #glutenfree #greekyogurt

Oh my goodness oh my goodness, was this amazingly, awesomely delicious!  The three of us devoured it for dinner one night, me on a salad, and The Hubby and The Bug had it on a pita.  They each got a sammie the next day, and you see that bowl in the picture?  Yep, that was ALL MINE!  So clearly this recipe made a lot, and you can certainly cut it in half, if you like.  But why, when you can prep this once and feed the family for a couple days?!

I loved how the addition of mustard added a piquantness that toned down the sweetness of the yogurt, and the ever so slight hint of onion from a bit of chive (I don’t dig raw onion, so you could totally add more, if that’s your thing).  Hubby said he would have preferred the grapes quartered, but I liked the big, juicy bites, and quartering grapes is a total pain – so that’s your call.  Mmm, then some crunch from the walnuts.  There are no words!  And all the protein this mama needs from both meat and Greek yogurt – perfect!

Mmmmm, you know you want a bite of that!!

Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad (made with Greek yogurt) | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chickensalad #lunch #glutenfree #greekyogurt

So which one – mayo or mustard?  I’m definitely a mustard girl!

Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad
Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad is a classic updated with Greek yogurt, and has the perfect mix of sweet & savory, with juicy grapes and the crunch of walnuts.
Recipe type: Chicken, Lunch, Dinner, Salad
Serves: 6-8
  • About 4 c shredded, cooked chicken (I poached about 1⅓ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • Two 6 oz. containers Chobani 0% Pear Greek yogurt (could probably substitute apple, pomegranate, or honey flavors with delicious results)
  • ¼ c Dijon mustard
  • 1 c grapes, halved or quartered
  • ½ c chopped walnuts
  • 1 T chopped chives (or more, to your preference)
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl, and stir to combine.
  2. Serve on a sandwich, salad, crackers, pita, etc.
Will keep for a few days in the fridge.


Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad (made with Greek yogurt) | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #chickensalad #lunch #glutenfree #greekyogurt

Disclaimer: The author received samples of Cobani 0% Pear Greek Yogurt and California Walnuts for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

This recipe was shared with: Weekend Potluck #58


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  1. says

    HAHA! Waldorf-ish = best recipe title ever. This looks incredible…we can only imagine how delicious it must be with 0% Pear. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Amy, @Chobani

    • says

      Sorry I haven’t replied for so long. I took a major post-baby blogging break. I hope you’ll come back and try this recipe. I think you could leave the chives out, but perhaps a bit of shallot or red onion if you like that. I don’t like strong raw onion flavor, so this bit of chive was just enough for me.

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