Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious 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.
The Christmas 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.
The 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.
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. See the modernized recipe for Waldorf Chicken Salad