Bowl of chicken salad with lettuce
The Secret Ingredient You Require For Creamier Chicken Salad
Although adding extra mayonnaise or yogurt makes a chicken salad more creamy, they impart too much of their flavors into the mix. The solution to this issue is using heavy cream.
Heavy cream will coat each morsel of chicken, yielding an ideal consistency without making the salad gloppy. Its mild, undetectable flavor will help the other ingredients stand out.
Helen Corbitt’s famous Neiman Marcus chicken salad (a super-creamy variant) consists of half a cup of heavy cream, one pound of chicken, mayo, celery, grapes, and toasted almonds.
If you want to try the recipe or whip up a similar one, note that a good rule of thumb is to add one tablespoon of heavy cream at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.