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Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.



Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a delicious meal option for when you don’t feel like turning on the oven.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

This creamy chicken salad loaded with apples and walnuts is packed with flavour.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

This chicken salad recipe takes about ten minutes to prepare and then thirty minutes of chilling time in the refrigerator.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

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To make this chicken salad, I started by dicing some cooked chicken, an apple, celery and red onions.

chicken salad ingredients in prep bowls

I poured some mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.

mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl

I whisked all of the ingredients together well.

mayo and sour cream dressing in a mixing bowl

I dumped some diced cooked chicken, diced apple, chopped walnuts, diced celery and diced red onions into a mixing bowl.

diced chicken, red onions, celery, apples and chopped walnuts in a mixing bowl

I poured the prepared dressing over the ingredients in the mixing bowl.

dressing poured on top of chicken salad ingredients in a mixing bowl

I stirred all of the ingredients together until well combined and coated in dressing.

chicken salad ingredients and dressing stirred together in a mixing bowl

Then I covered the bowl and placed it in the refrigerator to chill for thirty minutes.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

After thirty minutes the chicken salad was ready to serve.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

This chicken salad can be enjoyed on it’s own, with crackers, over lettuce or on a sandwich.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

This salad is a true palate pleaser, balancing savory and sweet with a delightful crunch.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

It’s the perfect choice for a light and satisfying meal.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

Your taste buds will thank you.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

This chicken salad with apple and walnuts contains a delightful blend of fresh ingredients that come together to create a symphony of flavors and textures.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious chicken salad recipe, then you need to try this Apple Walnut Chicken Salad!

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Apple Walnut Chicken Salad:

Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Salad

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 medium crisp apple, cored and diced (around 1 ¼ cups, I used Fuji)
  • ⅔ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, finely diced

How to Make Apple Walnut Chicken Salad:

  1. Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over top and mix until well combined.
  4. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store my chicken salad?

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • This salad should not be frozen. The texture of the dressing will change when thawed, and the salad will be watery.

What substitutions could I make?

  • The sour cream in the dressing can be substituted with Greek Yogurt. I don’t recommend using only mayonnaise in the dressing as it won’t have enough tang or acidity. If you don’t have any sour cream or Greek yogurt and have to use all mayonnaise, you may want to add more vinegar to help balance the dressing. 
  • The walnuts can be substituted for your favorite nut. Almonds, pecans, or cashews all work well. 
  • You can use distilled white vinegar or lemon juice instead of apple cider vinegar.
  • Green onion or white onion can be used instead of red onion. 
  • I used Fuji apple in my salad, but any firm, crisp apple will work. Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, and Gala apples are all great choices. If you use Granny Smith apple, you may want to reduce the vinegar in the dressing by ½ tablespoon to account for the tartness of the apple. 
  • I like to leave the skin on the apple for added color and fiber; however, you can peel the apples if you prefer. 
Yield: 6 servings

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is a tasty lunch or dinner recipe using diced chicken, apples, chopped walnuts, celery and red onions all coated in a creamy mayo and sour cream based dressing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Salad

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 medium crisp apple, cored and diced (around 1 ¼ cups, I used Fuji)
  • ⅔ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, finely diced

Instructions

    1. Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
    2. Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
    3. Pour the dressing over top and mix until well combined.
    4. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
    5. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • This salad should not be frozen. The texture of the dressing will change when thawed, and the salad will be watery.
  • The sour cream in the dressing can be substituted with Greek Yogurt. I don’t recommend using only mayonnaise in the dressing as it won’t have enough tang or acidity. If you don’t have any sour cream or Greek yogurt and have to use all mayonnaise, you may want to add more vinegar to help balance the dressing.
  • The walnuts can be substituted for your favorite nut. Almonds, pecans, or cashews all work well.
  • You can use distilled white vinegar or lemon juice instead of apple cider vinegar.
  • Green onion or white onion can be used instead of red onion.
  • I used Fuji apple in my salad, but any firm, crisp apple will work. Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, and Gala apples are all great choices. If you use Granny Smith apple, you may want to reduce the vinegar in the dressing by ½ tablespoon to account for the tartness of the apple.
    I like to leave the skin on the apple for added color and fiber; however, you can peel the apples if you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g

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