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The origins of the nut and apple Waldorf salad began at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1896. Since then, it has remained a classic and has influenced many variations and twists on the original.  By adding chicken and grapes to the salad, you can create an element of heartiness to this dish that makes it perfect for lunches all week. Among taste tests of multiple chicken salad dishes, this 20-minute recipe ranked the highest. 

Recipe by Southern Living July 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
21 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

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  • Stir together chicken, next 5 ingredients, and walnuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chef's Notes

This chicken salad is perfect eaten on its own or scooped between a healthy, whole grain bread. Variations on this could be adding jalapeno for a spicy kick or adding more of an assortment of nuts, like almonds or pistachios.

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