Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Apple walnut chicken salad is a classic dish with a modern twist. It combines chopped cooked chicken, fresh apples, crunchy walnuts, creamy mayonnaise, and a touch of savory seasoning for a flavor and texture party in your mouth.

How to make Apple Walnut Chicken Salad?

Here is how to make Apple Walnut Chicken Salad:


  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or diced
  • 1 medium apple, cored and diced (Granny Smith or similar tart variety recommended)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional, for a lighter creaminess)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, diced apple, and chopped walnuts.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (if using), lemon juice, Dijon mustard, celery seed, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken, apple, and walnut mixture and gently fold to combine.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich or wrap, or simply enjoy by the spoonful!

It’s perfect for a light lunch, a picnic spread, or as a filling for sandwiches, wraps, and lettuce cups.

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