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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Simple, classic, and easy enough for a busy weeknight meal. This elegant salad was first created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, by Oscar Tschirky, in New York City in the 1890’s. It has since become a chicken salad staple at many restaurants, family picnics and other get-togethers. This is my husband’s favorite chicken salad. Eat it as a salad, in a sandwich or a wrap. It is very versatile. Its also prefect to take to a spring or summer picnic. To make this salad more healthy, replace the mayonnaise with plain greek yogurt.

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 ribs of celery, diced
1 apple, diced
1 cup grapes, diced
the juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh thyme (optional)
1/2-3/4 cup mayonnaise, or plain greek yogurt
kosher salt
pepper
olive oil

Directions:

Salt and pepper chicken. Preheat skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Brown chicken on each side and cook until done.

Combine all other ingredients except mayonnaise in a large bowl. Let chicken cool and chop. Add to salad bowl. Add desired amount of mayonnaise.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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