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Nutrition Facts

Calories 449
  Calories from Fat 220 (49%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(30%)Cholesterol 90mg
(29%)Sodium 701mg
(24%)Potassium 839mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 17g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(59%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Tropical Chicken Waldorf Salad


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, trimmed of fat

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 stalks celery, diced, leaves reserved

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 2 med Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped

  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 3/4 cup red seedless grapes, halved

  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted

  • 1 whole fresh pineapple with skin

  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 Tbs lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp pepper, freshly ground

Waldorf salad served atop pineapple wedges—perfect for your next summer party.


  • In large saucepan, place chicken breasts and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Add onion, celery leaves, and kosher salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from liquid and set aside. Discard liquid.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In large bowl, mix together chicken, celery, apples, scallions, grapes, and almonds.
  • Use sharp knife to split pineapple into sixths from top to bottom. Slice core off each pineapple wedge and slice off fruit, leaving tufts of leaves in tact.
  • Set aside half the fruit for other use or garnish. Cut the remaining fruit into chunks and add to chicken mixture. Set pineapple wedges on six plates.
  • In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice; blend well. Add dressing to chicken mixture and toss thoroughly. Add salt and pepper. Spoon mixture onto pineapple wedges and serve.

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