I love chicken salad. I also love and miss my Mom’s Waldorf Salad. I thought it would be great to combine these two. I can’t begin to tell you how tasty this was. Brilliant! I used pita bread. You can use any bread or bun or croissant you want but I truly forgot how great pita bread was. I used to eat it a long time ago and forgot how delicious it really was. If you have never tried it, go for it.
Both breasts of a rotisserie chicken, shredded in bite size pieces, I used Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken and it was about 4 cups shredded
2 apples, chopped into bite size pieces, I used Braeburn which are large apples, if you use small or medium size, add another apple or two
3/4 cups walnuts, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 lemon, juiced*
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
Season to taste
Lettuce leaves or spinach leaves, optional
Sliced tomatoes, optional
Pita bread, cut in half
Place shredded chicken, nuts and celery in a medium size bowl. In another bowl, juice lemon and add the chopped apple. The lemon will prevent it from turning brown and add a zesty taste. Once you have tossed your apples in the lemon juice, add the brown sugar, sour cream, mayonnaise and blend. Add this dressing/apple mixture to the the chicken mixture in the other bowl. Season to taste. Fill pita half with your Chicken Waldorf Salad. Add a lettuce leaf or spinach leaves to your pita. Enjoy!