Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Why do I love chicken?  Let me count the ways!  Here's another variation for the famous Waldorf salad created in New York way back in the 1890's.  If I'm remembering correctly either my mother or grandmother  (probably both) made this with cherries and walnuts or sometimes grapes.  This is my kind of lighter meal when the temperature climbs outside and you don't want to turn on the oven or stand over a hot barbecue.

Use this recipe as a guide because substitutions are allowed!   Maybe you want turkey instead of chicken.  Or try pecans instead of walnuts, dried cranberries instead of raisins!  You get the idea!

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Serves 2

1 1/2 cups precooked chicken, cubed

1 apple, peeled and chopped

1 celery rib, sliced

1 handful of raisins

1 handful of walnuts, chopped

2-3 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 Tbsp plain yogurt

1 Tbsp lemon juice or lemon zest

Mix all ingredients well, refrigerate for about an hour.  Then serves on a bed of lettuce.  Enjoy!

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