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Chicken Waldorf Salad

Recipe courtesy of USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov

This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover chicken. With just 15 minutes of prep time, this recipe will be ready in a snap. No leftovers? Use the quick tip below for poaching boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can also use store- bought rotisserie chicken. If you do, keep in mind that it’s already salty and omit the salt in the dressing.

Serving Size
Serves 4 (about 1½ cups each)

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium red apple, diced
  • 1 cup halved red or green grapes
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, divided (toasted if desired)

Directions

  1. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken, apple, grapes, celery and half of the walnuts. Stir to coat well. Serve topped with the remaining walnuts.

Quick Tip: If you want cooked chicken in a hurry, the easiest way to cook it is to poach it. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle (approx 10-15 minutes). (One pound of raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts yields about 2½ cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken.)Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.


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