Waldorf Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

3 minutes
February 13, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

You will love filling lettuce leaves or sandwiches with this easy, delicious Waldorf chicken salad. Thanks so much to Rubbermaid for sponsoring this recipe.

Whip up a batch of this Waldorf Chicken Salad for quick lunches all week long!
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I told you that last weekend I went to Sacramento for a food blogging conference, where the main activity was eating and drinking. I had so much fun, but now my pants are even tighter than before! Three days of hanging out with food bloggers will do that to you, and now I need to recover! I’m back to trying to eat healthier and cut out carb calories where I can.

This brings me to today’s recipe: Check out these Waldorf Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! Who needs bread when you can enjoy your creamy chicken salad in a perfectly crisp romaine lettuce leaf? Of course, you should keep your lettuce leaves wrap worthy by storing it in your Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ containers. I’ve been talking up these handy storage boxes for a few months, and they really do keep delicate produce like lettuce and berries fresher longer!

This easy spin on Waldorf Chicken Salad is a perfect lunch or dinner recipe!

I made this recipe with Waldorf salad in mind, but I adjusted the classic to my taste. I’m not a raw celery fan, so I left it out. I also wanted a more even texture, so I used roasted sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. I cut the apples and grapes into very small pieces to make them more evenly distributed. I like being able to get a taste of everything in every bite. I hope you like my spin on this classic recipe!

Waldorf Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps are a quick, easy, and light meal!

With summer still in full swing for most of the country and just about to get started in San Francisco, it’s the perfect time for a light meal like this one. You can make up a big batch of the chicken salad and enjoy it for lunches all week or have it for a family dinner. You can serve it over chopped lettuce or on buns if you prefer. You’ll love it either way!

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Whip up a batch of this Waldorf Chicken Salad for quick lunches all week long!

Waldorf Chicken Salad

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You’ll love this simple spin on Waldorf Chicken Salad on a sandwich or in lettuce wraps!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x




  1. Lightly season both sides of the chicken with seasoned salt. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium high heat. Cook chicken in hot skillet until heated through (approximately 15 minutes). Transfer chicken to cutting board.
  2. While the chicken cooks is a great time to dice your grapes and apples. Then, use two forks to shred the cooked chicken. Use a chef’s knife to chop the shredded chicken into smaller pieces.
  3. Add chopped grapes, apple, and chicken to a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise and sunflower seeds. Stir in mayonnaise to desired consistency. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


  • All measurements are approximate. No harm will come from adding a little more or less of any ingredient.
  • Grilled, leftover, or rotisserie chicken would all work great too!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
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Thanks again to Rubbermaid® for sponsoring today’s recipe! Keep an eye out for Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ containers at your local store or on Amazon!

Whip up a batch of this Waldorf Chicken Salad for quick lunches all week long!
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Angie | Big Bear's Wife
8 years ago

ooo I need to make these Lettuce Wraps for lunch at the office!

Nutmeg Nanny
8 years ago

These salad cups are perfect for light summer dinner!

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thanks, Brandy :)

Miryam, Eat Good 4 Life
8 years ago

The perfect healthy lunch. Such a versatile recipe. Love it!

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Miryam!

8 years ago

This looks delicious! And serving it on lettuce makes it a much healthier dish!

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thank you! We didn’t even miss the bread!

Michelle @ The Complete Savori
8 years ago

I love this I usually make it using a crosant but I love the lettuce wrap twist.

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

It’s hard to beat a croissant, but this light spin on the recipe is good for my growing waistline ;)

8 years ago

I love everything about this salad! Its absolutely perfect in every way! :)

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thanks for your rave review, Kate <3

8 years ago

All of your additions and changes to the classic Waldorf are totally up my alley. Lettuce wraps are such a great way to enjoy chicken salad without going overboard with the bread. And I desperately want some of this chicken salad for dinner…

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Erin. I can’t wait to make this one again!

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