waldorf chicken salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 medium Honeycrisp apple, diced
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • greens, for serving
  • croissants for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • Place 1 ½ lbs. chicken on a sheet tray and drizzle with oil. Season liberally with a big pinch salt and pepper. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and reaches 165ºF on a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 stalks chopped celery, 1 cup halved seedless grapes, 1 diced apple, ¾ cup chopped pecans, and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley.
  • Roughly chop the cooked and cooled chicken and add to the bowl, mix to fully combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Serve over a bed of greens or sandwiched between croissants.


  • Serve with fresh fruit and a crisp green salad to complete this meal.


  • Protein: Chicken breasts can be swapped for 1 ½ lbs. chicken thighs. You can also remove the meat from a rotisserie chicken.
  • Vegetarian: Swap the chicken for 2 (15 oz.) cans garbanzo beans. Drain and roughly mash ¾ of the chickpeas together.
  • Gluten-Free: Serve over greens instead of sandwiched between bread or a croissant.
  • Vegan/Dairy-Free: Swap the mayonnaise and sour cream for Tahini or vegan mayo.


  • Cook and chop chicken up to 3 days in advance; store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Prepare chicken salad and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg