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


  • 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


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


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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  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.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m in love with the classic collision of walnuts, chicken and many more. you keep your job done very well. the recipe steps are too easy and the ingredients are simply classic. i’m going to try this on. thanks for sharing and keep on sharing amazing recipes.