Waldorf Chicken Salad is a sweet and savory chicken salad recipe with juicy grapes and crunchy walnuts, and lightened up with Greek yogurt. This protein-packed recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken and have on hand for lunches all week, whether you make a chicken salad sandwich, wrap, or lettuce wraps, or pile it on top of a big green salad.
Originally published on March 14, 2013. Updated with new photos on August 31, 2017.
Chicken Waldorf 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. I always have Greek yogurt and walnuts, and I had 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.
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!!
You are going to love this Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe…
Waldorf 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.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 4 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 1-1 1/3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked)
- 1 cup grapes, halved or quartered
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tablespoons chopped chives (or more, to your preference)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar and stir till combined.
- Add the chicken, grapes, walnuts, and chives, and fold together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve on a sandwich, salad, crackers, pita, etc.