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Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This tasty Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient that gives the texture of the salad a wonderfully creamy texture. What is it ? Freshly whipped cream folded into the chicken, almond and grape salad. It works and it is wonderful.

Serve on a bed of curly lettuce, with crackers or on a croissant. Enjoy!

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad
Makes about 6 cups

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  • 1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup halved purple grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley (I used 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tsp, kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly whipped cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. If you  haven’t already done so, toast the almonds (400-f degrees for 7 minutes) and whip heavy whipping cream.
  2. Combine the chicken, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, and salt in a bowl. Add whipped cream and pepper; fold to combine. 
  3. Serve on lettuce or a croissant. 

Recipe from Saveur.

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  1. How pretty! I would have never thought to add whipped cream to my chicken salad, but I can see why that works. I am going to have to give that a try!

  2. Chicken salad has never impressed me in the past, but this sounds so tasty!
    Absolutely must try this recipe!

  3. Whipped cream! I never thought of that. Cream cheese is another good thing to ad to chicken salad. Yummy!

    1. Hi Janet! Nope, you don't sweeten it. Beat chilled cream with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until it thickens well. Good luck!

  4. I made this recipe for a baby shower, everyone raved about this salad; so I am making it for another baby shower.