Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad

A healthier Waldorf Chicken Salad made with greek yogurt, mayonnaise, grapes, apples and walnut is a creamy salad topper or sandwich filling you can enjoy for lunch.

Waldorf Chicken Salad Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken salad was one of the recipes I used to make into sandwiches for tea time parties I used to create for clients. In those instances I would cut up the food into a very fine dice, include a bit more of the creamy yogurt and mayonnaise and put it into tea sandwiches that I crusted with the finely chopped walnuts. People went bananas for them. Yes, like b-a-n-a-n-a-s bananas.

We used to love enjoying the leftovers so much I began making them for our own lunches. My secret ingredient (not super diet-friendly but not terrible either) was the Trader Joe’s Slightly Sweetened Walnuts. We love those walnuts and I add them into all my salads and we snack on them too. They’re even amazing on cheese boards.

Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad

What to serve with this Waldorf Chicken Salad:

Add the chicken salad over lettuce and sliced tomatoes, stuff it into a pita pocket, wrap it in a low carb tortilla wrap or if you’re not on a strict point regimen stuff it in a delicious croissant!

How we lightened up this Waldorf Chicken Salad:

  • Replaced 85% of the mayonnaise with Fat Free Greek Yogurt.
  • Use chicken breast instead of chicken thighs.
  • Cut way back on the amount of walnuts.
  • Added poppy seeds to add extra texture with no additional points.

How to meal prep Waldorf Chicken Salad:

  • Make the chicken salad ahead of time but sprinkle on the walnuts instead.
  • Toss the apples well in the salad to coat well.
  • Keep the grapes whole to prevent too much liquid releasing.
  • If packing as a sandwich add whole lettuce leaves to both sides of the bread or tortilla before adding in the chicken salad.
  • For additional fresh lemon flavor add lemon zest on top.

Greek Yogurt Waldorf Chicken Salad in bowl

Tools Used in this Waldorf Chicken Salad:
Trader Joe’s Slightly Sweetened Walnuts: Not in the nutritional facts on this page but try them, they are amazing.
Lemon Juicer: Love this for juicing citrus, it gets all the juice out and easily!

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

A healthier Waldorf Chicken Salad made with greek yogurt, mayonnaise, grapes, apples and walnut is a creamy salad topper or sandwich filling you can enjoy for lunch.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder
Waldorf Chicken Salad

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups chopped chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 stalks celery minced
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes halved
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts totally optional, but I love them

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a bowl together and mix well.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1¼ cups | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.78g | Protein: 29.79g | Fat: 7.02g | Saturated Fat: 1.05g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 242mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 12.72g
Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad
Greek Yogurt Waldorf Chicken Salad

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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Comments

  1. I had forgotten how much I love this salad! I can’t wait to try this again soon!

  2. What a delicious-looking salad. I love adding grapes to mine too and I love your prep-ahead tips. Such a great recipe!

  3. I also often make salads with my leftovers. It is truly the unique feature of only salad recipes xD
    Walnuts must be a plus that I’ve never tried for my salads. Cannot wait to try one

  4. 5 stars
    I am new to your website and the recipes look wonderful. However, you do not post the WW points. That would be very helpful.

    1. Sorry, I wish I could as I was a big fan of their program. Their legal team reached out to me and they made it very clear they don’t want people sharing points as it is their intellectual property. I asked many times but was told no.