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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad is a lovely update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

There’s nothing like an update to a wonderful vintage recipe, today I have chosen to slightly change the Historic Waldorf  Salad by adding chicken and a few other delicious ingredients, such as chicken, yogurt, and fresh basil.

Waldorf Chicken Salad is a lovely update to the original New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.This lovely vintage Waldorf salad was created at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896 by the maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, the Waldorf salad was an instant success. The original version of this salad contained only apples, celery, and mayonnaise. The chopped walnuts would later become another key ingredient added to the already delicious salad.

The  Holidays are right around the corner and this makes a stunning side dish, it’s super simple to make and the ingredients are readily available even in the winter months at the local markets. I love making this for an appetizer for family and friends to munch on while waiting for Christmas dinner to finish. It’s perfect served with our favorite crackers or even crusty bread.

There’s nothing like a modernized update to a wonderful vintage recipe, today I have chosen to slightly change the Historic Waldorf Salad by adding chicken and a few other delicious ingredients, such as chicken, yogurt, and fresh basil to give it an amazing flavor.

 

 

 

Ingredients needed for Waldorf Chicken Salad
  • 1/4 cup Dukes mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cooked chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple, diced
  • 1 cup sliced seedless Globe grapes
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh sweet basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • chopped flat-leaf parsley for garnish, optional

 

 

 

 

5 from 8 votes
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Waldorf Chicken Salad is a lovely update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honey-crisp apples, seedless sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples, chicken, Grapes, salad, Waldorf Salad
Servings: 8
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Dukes mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-6- ounce cooked chicken breasts diced
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple diced
  • 1 cup Sliced seedless Globe grapes
  • 1 cup Sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons Chopped fresh sweet basil
  • 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts toasted
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Flat-leaf parsley for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. In a large glass bowl combine 1/4 of a cup of Duke’s mayonnaise, 2/3 cup of Greek plain yogurt, and the juice of 1 lemon.
  2. Dice 3 chicken breasts and add to the glass bowl. Gently combine chicken with mayo, yogurt, and lemon juice.
  3. Add diced Honeycrisp apple, 1 cup of sliced seedless Globe grapes, 1 cup of sliced celery, 1/2 of a cup of toasted walnuts, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper and gently combine all ingredients.
  4. Garnish with chopped flat-leafed parsley if desired.
  5. Serve on bagels, or bread of choice.
Recipe Notes

Refrigerate leftovers immediately, will stay fresh for up to 2 days if stored properly.

 

 

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Waldorf Chicken Salad is a lovely update to the original New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    CONNIE BROWN
    August 24, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hands down delicious!

  • Reply
    pattyanderson54
    April 15, 2015 at 7:36 am

    What a beautiful job on a classic salad!

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    April 15, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Looks delicious Heidy and from someone from New York who is familiar with this salad +++

  • Reply
    homemadefoodjunkie
    April 15, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I’m a big fan of Waldorf salad. This is a beaut! Love the greek yogurt addition!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 15, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Diane, I’m wishing I had more for my work lunch…lol

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    April 15, 2015 at 12:16 am

    While studying in the States I had the chance to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel but I didn’t try the salad. It was years after I did and I loved it! This is one fine salad Heidy!

  • Reply
    Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
    April 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful salad! Wish I had this for lunch!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 14, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks, Erica, any time you’re in the Florida area you are always welcome for lunch!

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    April 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Seems to be salad week for you and you made another awesome salad.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Florida weather, always is the perfect salad weather. Of course, I’m going to rock salads hard lol! Thanks so much Peter.

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    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    April 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Your version of Waldorf Chicken sounds much healthier than the heavy original. YUM.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      I love my chicken salads a little too much for all that mayo KC, it’s one of my favorite lunch items when I am eating meats.

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