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