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Chicken Waldorf Salad

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Chicken Waldorf Salad


In this simple Chicken Waldorf Salad, savory chunks of roasted chicken are combined with crunchy walnuts and crisp apples. You will want to make this lunch again and again!

Chicken Waldorf Salad

This chicken salad is ridiculously delicious. This chicken salad is a perfect balance of so many things. It’s got savory flavors and sweet ones. It’s got crunchy, crisp, and tender ingredients. And, it’s so easy to make!

Waldorf salad is popular for a good reason. The classic salad is made heartier by adding chicken.

Give it a go and you’ll likely find yourself like me, making it on repeat for two weeks. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or picnic, or make a big bowl for your next potluck.

A top down photo of a white bowl filled with chicken waldorf salad, with a blue and white checkered napkin visible in the background.

What is Waldorf Salad?

Waldorf salad was created in New York City at the Waldorf Hotel which later became the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was created by the hotel’s maĆ®tre d, Oscar Tschirky in the late 1800s, using just celery and apples.

The recipe has evolved over time to include grapes, nuts and other proteins. This chicken Waldorf salad recipe was inspired by my friend Gina’s Tuna Waldorf Salad. I used canned meat ,…



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