Heather's Waldorf Chicken Salad

Heather's Waldorf Chicken Salad
(adapted from Alton Brown's "It's a Wonderful Waldorf", and aiming at Arby's Chicken Salad Market Fresh Sandwich)

2 Fuji apples
1 Red Delicious apple
3 tablespoons apple cider vinager
1 cup mayonnaise
1 pinch kosher salt
cracked black pepper
3/4 cup crushed walnuts
1 bunch red seedless grapes (about 12-15 grapes)
1/2 diced red onion
2 stalks celery, cut on the bias
1 teaspoon curry powder
2-2.5 thirteen ounce cans chicken breast, drained
additional mayonnaise as needed to mix into the chicken salad
Green leaf, red leaf, or romaine lettuce

Dice the apples in to medium sized chunks, toss with the vinegar to keep it from browning. Remove from vinegar and combine with remaining ingredients, except the lettuce. Grapes may need to be halved to make the chunks manegable. Mayonnaise is added at the end as desired to moisten and blend the salad. Serve the salad on lettuce as a salad, or with lettuce and tomato on a hearty bread (whole wheat, for instance). If the chicken and additional mayo is omitted, this may be served as a delightful waldorf salad.

This was a huge hit at the sanwich potluck last night at church. I hope you enjoy it as well!


Crystal said...

Sounds delicious! I have a load of apples right now and might have to give this a try.

Heather said...

I did less apples tonight, added carrots, used miracle whip lite for the mayo (my preferred "salad dressing") and bluffed all the measurements. It's still really yummy.
When I made my sandwich, I dressed the bread with the miracle whip, added more of the shredded carrots (bought them preshredded and added them to the salad that way), some salad lettuce (pre-washed!), sliced tomato, a nice piece of swiss made with 2% milk and then a generous amount of the chicken salad. It combines so nicely.
Let me know how yours turns out. :D