Skinny Waldorf Chicken Salad
Such a delicious, NEW skinny version of the popular Waldorf salad. Adding chicken and lots of fruit makes it a lovely, colorful and satisfying, main course meal. The fruit taste especially good in this salad since it’s tossed in a wonderful, homemade light honey mustard dressing.
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
SKINNY FACTS: for 1⅓ cups serving
258 calories, 5g fat, 3mg chol, 32g protein, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 329g sodium, 16g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 full Waldorf Chicken Salad at California Pizza Kitchen
1,230 calories, 87g fat, 43g protein, 78g carbs, 1860mg sodium, 10g fiber, 56g sugar
- HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING:
- 1/2 cup The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons mustard or spicy brown mustard (not Dijon)
- WALDORF SALAD:
- 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
- 1 cup apple, unpeeled and diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 55mins
Adapted from skinnykitchen.com
In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup ranch dressing. Mix in honey and mustard. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour before using. Refrigerate the remaining ranch dressing for other uses. It will keep refrigerated for a few weeks.
In a large bowl, add the chicken, grapes, apple and celery. Pour in honey mustard dressing and toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This salad will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.
The lovely Waldorf salad was first created by Oscar Tschirky, Maitre d’ at the Waldorf Hotel on Fifth Ave in New York. This magnificent hotel still exists and is called the Waldorf Astoria. The recipe is over 100 years old. The original salad was made of apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Today chopped walnuts, chicken or other fruits are sometimes added.
This recipe makes about 5 1/2 cups. Serve 1 1/3 cups scooped on a bed of mixed greens or spinach or create chicken salad lettuce wraps. To make the lettuce wraps. Use a head of butter lettuce or romaine. Line each leaf with about 1/2 cup Waldorf chicken salad. Makes about 11 lettuce wraps.