Skip to content

Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(707) 996-3411
chicken Waldorf salad on butter lettuce

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Prep time:
10 minutes, plus 20 minutes chilling
Cook time:
20 minutes
4 servings
1 out of 5

Tender chicken, crisp celery and apples, fresh grapes and crunchy pecans combine to create this classic salad.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 apples, quartered
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 12 red seedless grapes, cut into ¼-inch rounds
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium sauce pot, add the chicken and cover with water to a depth of 1 inch. Bring to a gentle simmer and poach chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20 minutes.

Chill poached chicken in an ice bath for 20 minutes. When cool, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Cut apple quarters in half horizontally and then into ¼-inch thick pieces.

Combine all ingredients in a work bowl and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and more lemon juice, if desired.

  • chicken Waldorf salad on butter lettuce