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Tropical Chicken Waldorf Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 10 min.
Pineapple brings a taste of the Hawaiian islands to this version of Waldorf salad.


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped, leaves reserved
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1 whole, fresh pineapple with skin
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • In large saucepan, place chicken breasts and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Add onion, celery leaves and kosher salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from liquid and set aside. Discard liquid.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In large bowl, mix together chicken, celery, apples, scallions, grapes and almonds. Use sharp knife to split pineapple into sixths from top to bottom. Slice core off each pineapple wedge and slice off fruit, leaving tufts of leaves in tact. Set aside half the fruit for other use or garnish. Cut the remaining fruit into chunks and add to chicken mixture. Set pineapple wedges on 6 plates.
  • In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice; blend well. Add dressing to chicken mixture and toss thoroughly. Add salt and pepper. Spoon mixture onto pineapple wedges and serve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 421
  Calories from Fat 168 (40%)
(30%)Total Fat 19g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(27%)Cholesterol 82mg
(33%)Sodium 796mg
(40%)Potassium 1412mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(35%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 22g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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