Chicken Waldorf Salad

  • 15MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 250KCAL

Tender chicken in a walnut and sweet grape salad, perfect served in lettuce wraps for a slimming friendly lunch or starter!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories250
  • Carbs20g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates0.9g
  • Sugars18g

Chicken Waldorf Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Fresh and filling ingredients combine to create a delicious salad that’s perfect for the warmer weather. A typical Chicken Waldorf Salad contains fruit – don’t let this put you off, the sweetness complements the crispy celery and lettuce leaves perfectly!

This salad is bright and colourful alongside a summer BBQ or served as an appetiser. We’ve served it with cooked chicken breast, but the mix is versatile so you can try whatever protein you’d like! Don’t skip the walnuts, they add extra bite and texture, as well as adding protein to keep this salad as filling as it is tasty.

What diets is this Chicken Waldorf Salad suitable for?

This Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian versions; 

  • Cooked chicken

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Waldorf Salad?

Nope! Everything in this recipe is easy to find in the supermarket.

How many calories are in this Chicken Waldorf Salad?

There are 250 calories per portion in this Chicken Waldorf Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Chicken Waldorf Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a mixing bowl add yoghurt, granulated sweetener, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

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Step 2

Add the diced chicken, grapes, celery, apple and mix well until the chicken is coated.

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Step 3

Serve sprinkled with the chopped walnuts.

Chicken Waldorf Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Chicken Waldorf Salad?

This dish works well on its own or a part of a bigger meal with these recipes from the website:

How do you know when Chicken Waldorf Salad is cooked?

If you would prefer to use fresh chicken instead of cooked, place in a saucepan and cover with cold water to about 1 inch above and bring to the boil. 

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until cooked throughout. 

How long can you keep Chicken Waldorf Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

Can I freeze Chicken Waldorf Salad?

Because this recipe is made from fresh salad, it isn’t suitable for freezing and must be eaten fresh.

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Chicken Waldorf Salad

Tender chicken in a walnut and sweet grape salad, perfect served in lettuce wraps for a slimming friendly lunch or starter!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 250
  • Carbs 20G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 300 g cooked chicken breast diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 2 sweet apples cored and diced
  • 100 g red seedless grapes halved
  • 270 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp white granulated sweetener
  • 25 g walnuts chopped
  • pinch of salt

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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add yoghurt, granulated sweetener, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the diced chicken, grapes, celery, apple and mix well until the chicken is coated.
  3. Serve sprinkled with the chopped walnuts.

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Recipe notes

Tip: This salad works well served in little gem lettuce leaves.

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Margaret RichardsThursday 17th June 2021

I made the Waldorf salad it was lovely will do it again

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    HollyMonday 28th June 2021

    Hey Margaret, thanks so much for getting in touch we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this salad!

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NicolaTuesday 15th June 2021

Just made this using leftover roast chicken and its gorgeous. Can’t believe its only 250 cals!

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    HollyMonday 28th June 2021

    Hey Nicola, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this salad!

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Carol NashMonday 14th June 2021

Can’t wait to try this it looks divine.

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    HollyTuesday 15th June 2021

    Hey Carol, hope you enjoy making the Chicken Waldorf Salad!

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