Chicken Waldorf Salad Recipe

chicken waldorf salad


What makes a delicious Chicken Waldorf Salad? A juicy, crisp and tangy apple. One of my favourite activities in the fall is to go apple picking. It brings back memories of my childhood. After school, I would find my mom in the kitchen trying different recipes with the apples we picked. It always smelled so good in the house. When we wanted a light lunch we would prepare a Waldorf salad. It was quick because all we had to do is dump all the ingredients in a big bowl and toss. I made my own version last week after I picked up the Red Prince Apples at the store.

What? Red Prince Apples? What are they you may ask?

If you have never heard of these apples before please read and then go grab a bag at the store because they won't last long. What is so unique about these apples is that they are only available for a limited time and locally available from winter through to summer.

Now you are probably wondering why they are only available now when the other apples are sold after they are harvested in the fall. That's the best kept secret! These Red Price apples are cellared in the fall and until the new year which gives them a deep, red colour. That's why these apples are high in antioxidants which protects your body's cells from damage. So if you eat a diet rich in antioxidants you will help lower the risk of diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Like they said: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But in my case I have been eating more than one a day since last week. After my first bite in this sweet and juicy apple I wanted more. It reminds me of a Golden Delicious but I like it much more. As a matter of fact it is a cross between the Red Jonathan and the Golden Delicious.

After my first bite I was wondering how I could feature this apple in one of my dishes. Of course I could make an apple pie, a crumble pie, chicken salad sandwiches or these apple spiced muffins, but I wanted to eat this apple fresh. That's why I decided to recreate my mom's Chicken Waldorf Salad with this apple being the star of my plate. I whipped up a delicious vinaigrette with cider vinegar, honey, oil, garlic and dijon which compliments this salad perfectly. I have been eating this salad for a week now and I can feel the benefits of eating healthy.

These apples stay crisp and fresh when kept in the fridge. My apples are as fresh as when I bought them last week. And I love the fact that they are grown in Ontario.

red prince apples

As a mom I want to buy the healthiest and freshest food for my family. When I go grocery shopping I spend a lot of time in the produce section to pick the best fruits and vegetables. You should see me at the store, I touch and smell multiple before I decide which one to take. I am very picky and I am not the only one.

Red Prince Apples conducted a survey and found that moms have very specific criteria when choosing apples. I have included a graphic below:

#RedPrince

There must be at least one of these criteria that you follow when you are shopping. Freshness, crispness and taste are so important to me. When you have little ones in the house, they will eat whatever tastes good, and these apples taste great. Kids also eat with their eyes, so when the apple has such a bright red colour they will definitely eat it all.

Now it's your chance to try a Red Prince Apple. You will be able to sample this apple on the following dates, at these store:

Metro & Loblaws in Ontario & Quebec on Feb 7/8

Sobeys Ontario on Feb 7/8

Sobeys Quebec on Feb 21/22


You can find Red Prince Apples at Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Fortinos and Zehrs in Ontario. In Sobeys and Provigo in Quebec.


CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD

Ingredients:
2 cups chicken, diced
2 Red Prince apples, sliced
8 cups lettuce, any
1 cup peas
4 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
4 Tbsp croutons
Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon
1/2 tsp raw honey
1 garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt

Directions:
1- In a jar mix all ingredients of the vinaigrette.
2- In a large bowl mix all ingredients of the salad. Add the vinaigrette and mix well. Serve.

Makes 4 salads.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Prince Apples. All opinions on this blog are my own. #RedPrince






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  1. Scrumptious! Those apples look delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Sometimes I forget about making salad in the winter, but this looks really yummy!

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    1. I have been making salad non stop since last week. Time to get back into my good, old habits :)

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  3. oh wow this looks amazing! What a great hearty salad for the cold months

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    1. Yes it is, feels good to eat healthy during the winter months.

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  4. I don't think I've tried a Red Prince before! I'm definitely going to look out for them this weekend.

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  5. Those are really pretty apples. I had never heard of them before but they sound delicious.

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  6. I always love your pictures and for this one...i love your dressing recipe! I am definitely going to give this a try! Thanks Helene!

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    1. Thanks so much and this dressing is good with any salad!

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  7. Looks so yummy! I love a crisp apple in my salad. I always get a Waldorf at a restaurant, I really need to make one at home too!

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    1. I have never tried a Waldorf salad at a restaurant. Try to make one at home, it's quick to make and so good.

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  8. Yum, what a great recipe for lunch! Definitely going to check out those apples (if they come to the Calgary stores).

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    1. I love those quick, healthy salads for lunch.

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  9. Add apples like this to one of the things I miss about living in Ontario!
    I will just have to try out the recipe with BC's best :)

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    1. That's a great idea, would be nice if they were in BC.

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  10. Waldorf salad was always my dad's favourite! He enjoyed it with walnuts and blue cheese dressing! Thanks for the memories and a lovely recipe too :)

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    1. That's so nice that your dad likes this salad like me :) I did different combo during the week and candied walnuts are so good in this salad also. And I'm a blue cheese lover, goes well with anything.

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  11. I actually have never tried apple in salad before!! this looks so tasty and refreshing. I cant wait to give it a try for myself :)

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  12. Oh those Red Prince apples look good and thanks for the recipe!!

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  13. Sounds really tasty. I just bought some Red Prince Apples the other day so I might just have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing. (Judy Cowan)

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    1. So glad that you bought the Red Prince Apples. You will like them in this salad.

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  14. This looks so good. My kids love apples too, so we'll have to try this!

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    1. Such a perfect snack for kids, hope you like these apples.

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  15. Apple a day ;) keeps the doctor away ! :D i agree!!! they are so healthy!

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  16. That looks delicious. And such a lovely mixture of flavours and textures. I'll have to look for Red Prince apples in Saskatoon--I haven't noticed them yet.

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  17. I love this recipe! I dont see my son saying 'no thanks' to this one! He loves apples

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  18. Your salad sounds wonderful, just the thing for an almost Spring day!

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  19. This is totally my kind of salad Helen! Fresh and healthy.2 great for work!

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  20. What a special treat at this time of year & love the salad

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  21. I love salads! This would be a great change!

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