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Wonderful Waldorf Chicken Salad

Wonderful Waldorf Chicken Salad

What a wonder this chicken salad is! It was a favorite on the menu at the Sourdough Cafe and while I watched women in cute tennis outfits enjoy it, I just couldn’t fathom how anyone could eat chicken with FRUIT! Apples, grapes and pineapple with chicken? Boy was I wrong! This has become a staple for spring- be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. I often plan this as a camping meal since it can be prepared before we leave and it is packed with sustainable calories. It is delicious for any meal and who can argue with protein and fruit? Add a slice of home made Pumpkin Bread and I’m in heaven! I challenge you to try this Wonderful Waldorf Chicken Salad today!

Wonderful Waldorf Chicken Salad


  • 4 Cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 4 sweet apples, washed and diced
  • 1 Can Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Cups seedless red grapes, washed
  • dash of ground cloves

Directions: In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken and mayonnaise. Open the can of pineapples and drain 1/2 the liquid from the can. In a separate bowl combine diced apples with the pineapples and 1/2 the juice from the can. Add 2 TBSP lemon juice. This will keep the apples from turning brown. Add the apple/pineapple mixture to the chicken mixture and stir until combined. Now add the pecans, grapes and cloves, stirring until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. I usually serve this with a slice of Mom’s Zucchini Bread or Pumpkin Bread. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Enjoy!

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