Chicken Waldorf Salad

"So delicious! Great use for left over chicken."
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  • In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken, apples, grapes and celery.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts just before serving.

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  1. Wonderful chicken Salad recipe, Merlot! I love chicken salad. Whenever we go out to lunch, I always look for chicken salad, so I have had a lot of different kinds. The dressing on this is excellent. The walnuts added a great texture. I added only one apple and found for my salad it was plenty, plus I used freshly ground black pepper. For my money, this recipe is definitly worthy of 5 stars!
  2. Wow! This is one great salad! I can't stop eating it lol! I used 2 apples...raisins...dried cranberries...celery and walnuts. I used precooked chicken strips from Costco...made this easy peasy! I will try pecans and add grapes next time! this was super good! Oh! and I added just a hint of nutmeg...delish! Thanks so much for posting this!
  3. I doubled this recipe to use for a baby shower luncheon. I served the chicken salad on butter croissants and received rave reviews! I mixed the chopped walnuts in with the salad instead of sprinkling on top, and the texture turned out very well. This is a wonderful chicken salad recipe, and I'll definitely be making it again!
  4. Just as you said, easy and delicious, like Bev I also added one apple and thought that was enough, it was a large apple. Thank you , we really enjoyed the salad!!
  5. we forgot the nuts, but still enjoyed this very much! thank you! UPDATE = I have made this several times now and it never disappoints! As a personal taste, I add red seedless grapes (which add great color!) and some crumbled bacon pieces usually found in the salad toppings section. My husband and I don't care for the nuts, so we omit them and it's fine! What I like about this recipe is that I almost always have the ingredients on hand!


  1. Only had one less that fresh apple, sadly, so added extra grapes. Soaked the apple in lemonade. Worked like a charm, but then added less lemon juice. Also added a splash of half & half and a dollop of whipped cream (the real stuff!) I toasted pecans instead of walnuts.
  2. I love this, I made it for a friend when she had a baby for something she could eat out of a bowl or put on a sandwich quickly and it was great. The only alterations i made was i took out the celery and added craisins instead of grapes.
  3. How did I miss reviewing this one and what can I add that hasn't already been said! This is a one great chicken salad! Other then using pecans instead of walnuts I made as posted and loved every bite. Thank you Merlot those recipes of yours are winners.
  4. This was pretty good, but I thought it needed a little more seasoning. I added a few dashes of onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder. I love the apples in it. I mixed mine with cooked elbow macaroni instead of serving it as a sandwich, and it was delicious!
  5. Merlot, I made this the same time as your Crunchy Chicken Casserole, but made it with diced cooked turkey instead of the chicken, it is in the fridge for tonights dinner, but I must say that I don't believe that I will even have enough for dinner, as Dh and my son have already been in to is so good.!..a very tasty way to use up leftover chicken or turkey, the apples give it a nice kick...I used half low-fat sour cream and half mayo to make this....delicious, we will be having it tonight with a salad and rolls...Thanks so much for posting another winner sweets!...KC :-)


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