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Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad


Famed Texas cook Helen Corbitt created this rich chicken salad for the café menu at Neiman Marcus department stores in the 1950s. It’s delicious on toasted multigrain bread with lettuce and tomato.

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  • 1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup halved purple grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Servings 6


Step 1

Combine chicken, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, and salt in a bowl. Add whipped cream and pepper; fold to combine.

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