Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Like...a meatball?

I love when a food can be used in different ways to make different meals. Take Waldorf Chicken Salad for example. You can eat it as a sandwich between two over sized slices of soft Italian bread, you can have it on lettuce drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette, you can eat it by itself, or on crackers as a high protein snack. Any way you dish it out, it's going to be great. It can even be healthy if you use a low or no fat mayonnaise.

Now that we've got a new puppy in the house, we've certainly come to appreciate quick and easy meals that can be prepared ahead and eaten all week in various configuration. Over the weekend, we treated ourselves to a rotisserie chicken from Wholefoods and made a big batch of Waldorf Chicken Salad. Simply delicious.

Waldorf Chicken Salad
Serves 4
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, or miracle whip dressing
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 rib of celery, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine chicken and mayonnaise and incorporate using a fork. Add apples, grapes, celery, raisins, and walnuts and stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve as desired. This chicken salad makes an excellent sandwich, or on top of a bowl of lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.


  1. I love putting grapes in chicken salad! Looks delicious!

  2. Yum!

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