Chicken Crunch Waldorf Salad

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D. C.N.


This is one of my favorite recipe combinations that I refer to as my comfort food. But I made a few changes. I like to use sweet apples like Gala or Red delicious but you could also use Granny Smith apples. Plus I added grapes because I like grapes, too. I use red grapes because they have more nutrients than green grapes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:  320 calories, 24 grams protein,  14 grams of fat,  26  grams of CHO,  3 grams of fiber,  219 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

Serves:  4


  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped apples (sweet or tart)
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup light Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 cup grapes



Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Place in refrigerator and let chill for 1 hour. Serve plain or on a bed of lettuce.


Shopping List

  • cooked chicken breast
  • apples
  • celery
  • light Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
  • walnut pieces
  • raisins
  • grapes

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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition,, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.    



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