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Chicken Waldorf Salad

Diabetic Recipe

Waldorf Salad was created at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896 by the maitre d' hotel Oscar Tshirky. The original version of this salad contained only apples, celery and mayonnaise. Try this healthy Chicken Waldorf Salad variation.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast
2 cups chopped, cored apples
1 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup halved seedless grapes
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
1/2 cup light sour cream
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
Sugar substitute equal to 2-1/2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
Red leaf lettuce
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Recipe Directions

Combine chicken, apples, celery, grapes and 1/4-cup pecans in bowl. Blend mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and sweetener; stir into chicken mixture.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon salad onto lettuce-lined plates; sprinkle with 1/4-cup chopped pecans, if using.

Recipe Tips

  1. Cubed, lean smoked ham can be substituted for the chicken.
  2. Pineapple chunks can be substituted for the grapes; spoon salad into a hollowed-out pineapple half to serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size 1-cup
Calories: 251; Protein: 1g; Total Fat: 8g; Carbohydrates: 27g; Cholesterol: 48mg; Sodium: 489mg

Exchanges:  1-1/2 fruit, 3 lean meat