Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I used to work for the department store Neiman Marcus and they serve a popular chicken salad in their restaurant, the Zodiac Room. Employees ask for recipes occasionally and the chef posted this one in break room. This is such a great lunch served over crisp lettuce and some grape tomatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk the mayo, cream, vinegar and salt in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken and celery and mix well.
  3. Check the taste and add vinegar or salt as needed.
  4. Garnish with the toasted almonds.


Most Helpful

The cream makes this excellent. I add some garlic, pepper and onions, substitute grapes for the celery and used walnuts instead of almonds and it turns out great!

aksingingbreeze May 27, 2007

This recipe is absolutely fabulous! Try it, you won't be disappointed!

CheekyBear April 17, 2006

My family really liked this, but I admit to making a few changes, and I forgot the almonds. I added onions, because my husband thinks all chicken salad has it. I thought I was out of white wine vinegar, so I used red. Maybe next time I will look closer!

JohnsCutie April 04, 2006

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a