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Marlene's Chicken Waldorf Salad

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious version of a classic recipe! Make sure the apples and grapes are sweet. Halve the grapes if they are very large. This salad recipe is much requested by those to whom I have served it!"
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15 m servings 421
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine chicken, pineapple, Red Delicious apple, Golden Delicious apple, celery, red grapes, green grapes, and walnuts in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk milk, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing mix together in a separate bowl until well blended.
  3. Pour ranch dressing over chicken mixture; toss gently to coat.
  4. Serve salad on a bed of lettuce leaves.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I sometimes add an 11-ounce can of drained mandarin orange segments to this dish. The chopped walnuts can be toasted if one prefers. Also, I like to use red leaf lettuce for the bed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 421 calories; 27 24.2 22 62 431 Full nutrition

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Omitted the pineapple due to allergies. I would skip the ranch dressing next time and season to taste. A high rating would have been given, but as stated, it was too salty due to the dressing m...

Great recipe! Especially when it's hot and you don't want to cook (I used canned chicken).

Great recipe, been eating this since I was a kid, probably in the 60's and for sure in the 70's. Never had it with pineapple, but the mandarin suggestion was a great idea. Also I'd cut the dry...