This is a simple autumn salad. Take the basic Waldorf and add chicken. The chicken is cooked ahead so leftovers or a rotisserie chicken from the market work too. I will often roast more chicken than I need for a dinner simply so I will have leftovers to play with for another meal. I used Granny Smith apples today but if you buy from an orchard experiment with different varieties. I found Cortland and Empires do not brown for a long time once cut. Black Arkansas are really firm and flavorful. I usually buy from Witt’s Orchard and they grow over 50 kinds of apples. Check out what is available where you live.
Chicken Waldorf Salad
1 pound chicken breast, cooked [can be rotisserie or leftovers, about 2 cups chopped]
1 apple chopped
20 grapes halved
2 stalks celery sliced
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup yogurt
salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine all above ingredients. Stir gently to blend.
5 cups romaine cut to bite size pieces
Raisins to garnish
2. Arrange romaine on 4 plates. Top with generous amount of salad and garnish with raisins.