Waldorf Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

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Waldorf Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts is a healthier version of this popular recipe because you swap out the mayo with protein-packed Greek yogurt. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and have on hand to meal prep for lunch all week. Delicious for a sandwich, wrap, lettuce wraps, or a big green salad.

Waldorf Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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 recipe. So I was inspired to remix this classic.

I always have Greek yogurt and walnuts, and the boys always want me to have grapes in the refrigerator. So a Greek yogurt chicken salad with grapes and walnuts is something I can pretty much throw together anytime.

Oh my goodness oh my goodness, was this amazingly, awesomely delicious! Plus 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!!

Chicken Waldorf Salad Recipe

Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe

Whether you have a few chicken breasts in the freezer, pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or have leftover Rosemary Balsamic Roast Chicken or Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Roast Chicken), this easy chicken salad recipe can be mixed up in minutes with just a few basic pantry ingredients.

So you want to know how to make Waldorf Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts…

  • Start with that leftover chicken I mentioned earlier, or you can make Instant Pot Chicken Breasts (check out the cool trick for shredding the chicken). If you don’t like your chicken totally shredded, chopped into cubes works fine too.
  • In a big bowl, mix together the “dressing” made simply of Greek yogurt, honey, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Then add the chicken, grapes, walnuts, and a few chives, and gently stir it all together to coat evenly.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a few days.

How to Make Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe

How to serve chicken salad with grapes and walnuts?

  • The classic way is to enjoy a chicken salad sandwich, perhaps packing into a lunchbox for this kids to take to school.
  • Tired of bread? You can always use a pita, flatbread, or tortilla for your chicken salad.
  • Cutting your carbs or want an easy gluten free and grain free option? Stuff this Waldorf Chicken Salad into lettuce wraps or pile it on top of a salad. If you need some additional dressing, this Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing is a perfect match, or you can add a little punch of flavor with Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing.
  • You can even serve it at a party with crackers.
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Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe with Grapes and Walnuts

Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe
4 from 1 vote

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.
Prep: 10 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

Waldorf Chicken Salad with crackers

12 Comments
    1. 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.

  1. 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

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