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Waldorf Chicken Salad

A delicious and healthy Waldorf chicken salad that is simple to make!  This classic salad is made with chicken, grapes, walnuts, celery, apples, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.  

Note:  the recipe does not include the time for baking the chicken.

Course dairy-free, Dinner, gluten-free, grain-free, lunch, Salad, Whole30
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 106 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 2 1/4 cups chicken, diced (approximately 1 baked chicken breast)
  • 1/4 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup seedless red grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 medium Gala apple, sliced into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (Whole30 compliant)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (approximately one lemon juiced)
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup lettuce (for serving)


  1. To a large mixing bowl, add the diced chicken, walnuts, grapes, apple, celery and mix together.

  2. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice to the mixing bowl and mix in with the chicken mixture.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Ready to serve or place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  4. Can be kept stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Recipe Notes

Tips When Making This Waldorf Chicken Salad:

  • May substitute pecans or cashews for the walnuts
  • Meal prep by making a few extra baked chicken breasts, remove meat, store in zip-lock type plastic bags in the freezer for easy access and quick meals (like this one).
  • I use this homemade Paleo mayonnaise recipe.
  • Try adding dried cranberries, or raisins.
  • May add a few tablespoons of diced red onion.
  • Use a mixing bowl (which tends to get a little messy) to combine and then transfer to a serving dish.
  • You could boil a chicken breast instead of using baked.
Nutrition Facts
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.