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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Try this macro-friendly take on the traditional Waldorf chicken salad.
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: California Fresh, Fresh, Healthy
Keyword: healthy salad, Waldforf salad
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 241kcal


For the Salad

  • 3 cups Shredded or chopped chicken breast (454 g)
  • 1 large Apple, diced (210 g)
  • 8 Stalks of celery, chopped (208 g)
  • 1/4 Red onion, diced small (50 g)
  • 1 cup Fresh parsley, chopped (30 g)
  • 1/4 cup Toasted pecans, chopped (30 g)

For the Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp Nonfat Greek yogurt or dairy-free sour cream/yogurt (45 g)
  • 3 Tbsp Lite mayo (45 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Clear balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar- I love lemon infused by Baker and Olive (30 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh squeezed lemon (30 g)
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over the top. Toss well!
  • Enjoy immediately or stash in the fridge for your week’s meal prep. We love this with crackers, on rice cakes, in lettuce wraps, or tossed in a bowl with finely chopped kale for a big green salad! Just drizzle a little olive oil, or additional lemon or good vinegar and give it a good toss!


Chicken: You can use any cooked chicken breasts. In a pinch, I love to use the package of rotisserie breast meat from Costco. You just have to take a minute to pick thru it and get it nice and shredded or chopped to your liking!
Where are the grapes? I skipped them because I wanted this to be great for meal-prep and I don’t love when they sit and get too squishy. But feel free to add some! Swapping some in for some of the apples will keep the macros essentially the same.
Mayo: I’m using avocado mayo labeled 5 fat/Tbsp.
GF/DF: This is naturally gluten free, just make sure and use the dairy-free sour cream or yogurt option. Macro difference is nearly negligible if using non-fat Greek yogurt or my favorite Forager dairy-free sour cream.
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Serving: 224g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25.7g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 2.6g