Grape and apple chicken salad, also known as Waldorf salad, features tart apples and sweet grapes that provide both vitamin C and fiber. Named after New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where the dish was first served in the late 19th century, it was once the height of dining fashion. Numerous variations of the salad exist today, though most all contain chicken, grapes, apples, celery and nuts in a creamy dressing. This recipe yields approximately four servings, each with 330 calories and 12.5 grams of fat. It's also easily converted to a vegan dish.
Chop the cooked chicken and apple into bite-sized pieces. Slice the celery diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces. Remove the seeds from the small green pepper and dice. Cut the seedless grapes into halves, and dice the onion.
Combine the chicken, apple, celery, green pepper, grapes, onion, raisins and half of the chopped walnuts in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
Add the orange juice, yogurt and nutmeg to a separate small mixing bowl. Beat with a fork until well combined.
Pour the orange juice mixture over the chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Garnish with the remaining walnuts.
Serve immediately over lettuce leaves if desired. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days, then discard any unused portion.