Waldorf-Inspired Chicken Salad - Flourish & Knot Guest Post

Today I have a guest post for you from a wonderful blogger I met through the Bloggers Brags party we co-host on Monday's.


Hi there! My name is Sarah and when I'm not cooking and DIYing, you'll find me blogging at Flourish & Knot. I began blogging as a way of chronicling my adventures as a first-time homeowner, and it quickly became a regular outlet for my creative projects. Flourish & Knot runs the gamut of make-it-yourself: crafts, recipes, home decor, sewing, gardening, floral arranging, and entertaining. If I can do it myself, it’s fair game!

I want to thank Ali for inviting me to share my Waldorf-Inspired Chicken Salad with you on Home Crafts by Ali. I had fun creating this recipe, which is a refreshing take on a traditional Waldorf salad.

                A Waldorf-inspired chicken salad sandwich | by flourishandknot.com



Waldorf-Inspired Chicken Salad

This salad is simple and perfect for a summer get-together. It isn't necessary to cook chicken specifically for this dish: leftover grilled or baked chicken would do just fine! I've suggested a preparation for the chicken, but any herb-based seasoning would pair well.

For the dressing:

1/3 cup of sour cream

3 tbsp of mayonnaise

2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

zest of 1/2 a lemon

3 tsp of chopped fresh dill

1 minced (medium/large) garlic glove

For the salad:

1 cup of slices red grapes

1/2 cup of sliced cucumber

1 chopped granny smith apple

2 chicken legs or breasts, skins removed

For the chicken seasoning:

A pinch of grated nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

                                            Chicken salad inspired by a traditional Waldorf salad | by flourishandknot.com
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  2. Season chicken with nutmeg, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 375° until juices run clear.
  3. Let the chicken cool completely before chopping it into medium-small chunks.
  4. Slice the grapes and cucumber, and chop the apples.
  5. Combine chicken, grapes, cucumber, and apple. Mix with dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve on toasted baguette and garnish with a sprig (or two!) of dill.
I recommend serving this salad as a sandwich, but it would also make a great topping for a canapé appetizer. If you wanted to add a little more crunch to the salad, you could add some toasted walnuts (which are traditional to a Waldorf salad). I'm not a huge walnut fan, so I left them out but I can see it adding a little unexpected crunchiness to this dish.

                 Waldorf-inspired chicken salad sandwiches | by flourishandknot.com

Thanks again to Ali for having me on Home Crafts by Ali. I hope you'll take a moment to stop by Flourish and Knot. You'll find plenty of DIY inspiration and delicious recipes. Happy cooking!

It's Ali here again.  I'm so thankful that Sarah was able to come by my blog today and share that tasty recipe with you.  It's always fun to try a new twist on an old favorite.  Don't forget to see Sarah's other DIY projects and recipes on her blog.  I love her Heart Canvas project and her Banana Bread Caramel dessert.

10 comments

  1. We love Waldorf salad (my husband without the walnuts; me with), but we have never tried adding chicken and making it a sandwich. Great idea! Look forward to trying it soon!

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    1. I hope you enjoy Sarah's recipe! I like her addition of dill too.

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    1. I think so too! The seasoning on her chicken probably adds just the right flavor.

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  3. This is one of my favorite treats. When we moved into our house, a friend brought over a whole tray of them and they were so delicious.

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  4. Even though the party is ending, it makes me happy to see you two bloggers becoming good friends through it. Thanks for being great co-hosts!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tammy! I will miss the link party, it was fun co-hosting.

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