May 25, 2010

Skinny Chicken Waldorf Salad




Chicken breast, apples, grapes, pecans and celery in a creamy dressing. It's a perfect combination of flavors and textures. I served this over a bed of baby arugula and baby spinach, but this is also wonderful on a whole grain roll or in a healthy low carb wrap.



Skinny Chicken Waldorf Salad
Servings: 3 • Serving Size: 1 cup Old Points: 5 pts Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 223.2 • Fat: 9.8 g Protein: 18.6 g Carb: 21.4 g Fiber: 3.2 g 


Ingredients:

  • 7 oz (1 breast) poached chicken breast (recipe follows)
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cut into small cubes (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup light Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp pecans or walnuts
  • 6 cups mixed baby greens like spinach and arugula

Directions:

To poach chicken breast: Cover chicken breast in broth in a small pot, add water if it doesn't cover the chicken. Add salt and pepper, a piece of celery and it's leaves (you could add herbs like parsley, garlic, onion, or whatever you want) and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover tight and let it sit for 15-20 minutes or until thickest part of the breast registers 160 degrees. Chicken will be cooked through. Let it cool and cut into small cubes.


Combine mayo, yogurt, salt, pepper and mix well. Add chicken, grapes, apples, celery, and let it chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it. Mix in pecans right before serving. Serve over baby greens.

47 comments :

  1. i love waldorf salad! i think i'll try this & put it in a low-point pita! :) yum!

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  2. looks good think I will try it too

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  3. What is Greek yogurt?

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  4. I've bookmarked this to give it a try. Perfect for summer.

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  5. mmmmm one of my favorite salads! YUM!

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  6. That looks so good!! I am going to have to try it out :)

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  7. Yum- I love waldorf salad but haven't had it in years because it's so naughty! Thanks for lightening it up1

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  8. looks good - this may just be part of my weekend recipes.

    Thanks

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  9. I think I really should try eating healthier food s from now one. I will start with this salad. It looks delicious.

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  10. Thank you so much for this wonderful site!! Absolutely fantastic!!! thank you for sharing and for all your work!!

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  11. This looks great! I don't eat mayo, what do you suggest I use for an alternative? Low fat creamy Italian? How does that alter the points? Thanks!

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  12. Ohh no... I am now craving to taste this delicious waldorf salad. I am now hooked with your yummy blogs! Post more! Thanks

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  13. Had this for lunch today! Used regular yogurt because it's what was in the fridge. Two thumbs up...my husband said I could make it anytime!

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  14. This is a great recipe for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing! I have never used greek yogurt in a recipe so this will be a first.

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  15. When you poach a chicken, what do you cover it in after cooking in a pot? you stated "Remove from heat, cover tight and let it sit for 15-20 minutes or until thickest part of the breast registers 160 degrees." Will the chicken shred easy so I can use it in the chicken enchilada recipe???

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  16. @Andrea- Sorry if you didn't understand, you cover it with the lid, the steam in the pot with the flame off cooks the chicken. And yes, you can shred it for chicken enchiladas.

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  17. I made this, didn't have any mayo--light or otherwise and so I put a small container of lite flavored yogurt, I loved it, it was even more fruity, and I have made it a couple of times and each time I have used a different flavored yogurt, a great fruit salad without the meat also.

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  18. I Used regular yogurt because it's what was in the fridge. Two thumbs up...my husband said I could make it anytime. thanx for sharing.

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  19. This is a great recipe for this classic salad chock full of apples, walnuts, celery, and grapes. The mayonnaise dressing is perfect and a bit different, with apple juice, yogurt, and celery seeds mixed in.

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  20. I think The mayonnaise dressing is perfect and a bit different, with apple juice, yogurt, and celery seeds mixed in. Thanx for the post.

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  21. Well, I have made it a couple of times and each time I have used a different flavored yogurt, a great fruit salad without the meat also. thanx for posting.

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  22. Well, I am now hooked with your yummy blogs! Post more! Thanks for the share.

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  23. I really like your recipe. Thanks for the share.

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  24. I think i will love it. I better bake it too. Thank you for the idea and the recipe looking forward to learn more recipes.

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  25. This is pretty cool recipe, looks so fresh. Thanks for posting a recipe like this. I will love it for sure.

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  26. When I was a kid, I remember helping my mom make waldorf salad. I remember cool whip, miracle whip, walnuts , grapes and diced apples. I don't remember much else that she put into it. All of the recipes I have found has celery in it. I remember hers did not have it in it. I wish I would have gotten her recipe, kind of late for that. Please if you have a recipe to share. This was also served more as a dessert, not as a base for a chicken/turkey/etc. salad.

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  27. and textures. I served this over a bed of baby arugula and baby spinach, but this is also wonderful on a whole grain roll or in a healthy low carb wrap.

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  28. Awesome! I usually substitute regular raisins for the golden raisins... but other than that - it's a great recipe for a summer lunch.

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  29. I added red onions and left out the golden raisins and it was a great balance of sweet/salty/sour

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  30. Very easy salad to make and delicious. Didn't have walnuts so used chopped almonds.

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  31. I love it! I added a little cinnamon to enhance the flavors.

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  32. This salad is delicious! I serve it with spinach lasagna! I do not put sugar in the dressing, Fuji apples and raisins make it pretty sweet.

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  33. This recipes was best the second day. The juices really settled and melded together in a way that made it pop! Will make again.

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  34. Well, i am now craving to taste this delicious waldorf salad, thanx for all this.

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  35. Really, really delicious! I made 3X the recipe and had enough all week for salads and sandwiches. Also have never poached chicken before - so worth the work!

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  36. When I saw this I thought "I think I really should try eating healthier food from now on" I will try make this one. Looks really delicious.

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  37. You don't have the points plus here so I tried to figure it out using your other stats (carbs, protein etc.) I must have done something wrong it came out to 25 points. I don't have any of the profile things so i am anonymous. :(

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  38. Sorry redid it and it came out to 6 points plus. :)

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  39. You must have put it in the calculator wrong, it's 6 points plus. Just updated!

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  40. I made this today for lunch! delicious!!

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  41. Just tried this today. Very good. Thanks! I think it made it to MyFitnessPal.com's database so it totally helped out my diet plan today!

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  42. Gina, I put this in half of a cantaloupe, loved the sweet addition and no points added!

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  43. This was really good. Not too crazy about the sauce because I could taste the mayo but maybe I put too much mayo.

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  44. Just made this -- it's delicious! I've always strongly disliked mayo, but lately I've had the most intense cravings for mayo-laden salads (macaroni, potato, chicken...and no, I'm not pregnant haha!) However, I'm trying to lose weight so I decided to try your lightened-up version...this tastes great and I can't wait to enjoy it over a bed of spinach for dinner tonight!

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  45. Fantastic! I went lighter on the mayo and heavier on the Greek yogurt. I did forget the pecans, but it was delicious without it!

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  46. This salad is delicious- I just finished a portion! I went with Pecans (don't care for walnuts) and man it really hit the spot! We try to cook lunch and breakfast for the week on Sundays, so we made a big double batch of this and I am glad we did! We used chicken that we had cooked in the crockpot for the pistachio cinnamon chicken salad (that was last week's lunch), and we chose butter lettuce for our greens. Fiance loved it, and so did I. I wonder though - if you have 7 oz of uncooked chicken, how much pre-cooked chicken should be used?

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  47. Looks very appetizing! :)

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