Recipe By Anonymous
Published Apr 27th
Prep 20m Cook - Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 10 servings Calories 274

A delicious, rich and tasty cold chicken salad! Whipped cream gives this a lift. Serve on a lettuce leaf or in sandwiches.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups diced and chilled, cooked chicken meat
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced, seedless grapes
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, whip cream to soft peaks.
  2. 2 Combine meat, celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, salt, and mayonnaise with whipped cream. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 274
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Cholesterol 42.8 mg
  • Fat 23.6 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.6 g
  • Sodium 388 mg
  • Sugar 3.2 g

Chef's Notes

Try this recipe with leftover turkey, too.


  1. This is a wonderful base recipe for many variations of chicken salad and pretty darn good on it's own too! Definitely 5 stars as written and for it's potential! HELPFUL HINTS: Heavy whipping cream is NOT cool whip which changes the complexity of the salad. ADDITIONS: For a different salad built on the recipe base, - Read more ...
  2. Edited 2009: So funny-- I was rereading my reviews from 6 yrs ago when I was a brand-new cook. I was DEFINITELY one of those irritating reviewers who made a zillion changes and then gave the recipe fewer stars. My apologies! I have learned SO much about food since then. I now realize I should - Read more ...
  3. This chicken salad was incredible! A great way to use up leftover chicken. The second time I made this I took chicken breasts and baked them in a can of chicken broth at 350 for one hour. Let the breasts cool then chopped them up. Like another reviewer I mixed the mayo and cream together - Read more ...
  4. This is sort of obvious to some of us, but some people may not know...heavy whipping cream is not interchangeable with Cool Whip. Cool Whip is sweetened and non-dairy and heavy whipping cream is in a carton sold next to the half and half and is unsweetened. You would be better off substituting softened butter - Read more ...
  5. Good flavor, but WAY too much mayo! I used 4 chicken breasts, and I recommend cutting the mayo down to 1/2 to 3/4 cup, according to your tastes. Also, if you want more "tang", use more grapes. My husband, who is studying to be a chef, thought it was good, but that it had too - Read more ...
  6. WOW! This is the best chicken salad I have ever made. It was the Hit at my daughers daisy scout induction ceremony. My platter of sandwichs was the only ones eaten up! It is truely best to make the day before so the flavors blend well. I did some of the other suggestions from the - Read more ...
  7. This was GREAT!!!! I roasted and cut up, and chilled (in ziplocs) my chicken on Friday, prepared my salad on Saturday, and served it on Sunday and it held up great!!! I tripled it and added more grapes, 2 apples, walnuts in stead of almonds b/c I was having them in my salad, onion and - Read more ...
  8. Let me start by saying that I am a chicken salad traditionalist (in other words, I typically do not like `foreign' ingredients in my basic salads, things like grapes, raisins, and so on). So, I was very reluctant to try this recipe despite all the good reviews. But, I took a chance and made it - Read more ...
  9. My mother has been making this recipe for all her social functions for over 15 years! It is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! My friends always want the recipe when I serve this. This recipe can be modifed to be very LOW FAT by substituting mayo with fat free plain yogurt and the real - Read more ...
  10. Very good recipe. I love GOOD chicken salad and this one is good. Next time I will change the almonds to pecans for a different flavor. I also used sweetned whipped cream that I had left from a pie. Thanks!!

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