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Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich

This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What’s not to love about this iconic salad?

We’ve got the perfect copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe for you too! If you love Panera, try this Copycat Panera Macaroni and Cheese next.

This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What's not to love about this iconic salad?

Why this Recipe is Best

  • Made with breaded chicken and eggs.
  • Tangy creamy dressing.
  • Simple ingredients.
  • Minimal chopping required.
  • Tastes just like chick-fil-a!

Remember when Chick-fil-A discontinued their coleslaw recipe? Fortunately I crafted a Copycat Chick-fil-A coleslaw and it’s become one of our favorite picnic foods in the summer.

Now, they’re discontinuing another menu favorite, the chicken salad. After the success of my copycat coleslaw recipe, I was confident I could work the same magic on chick-fil-a chicken salad!

So next time you’re hankering for a trip to the drive-thru, make this easy chicken salad sandwich at home instead.

Ingredient Notes

Breaded chicken breasts – We use frozen chicken breasts, cooked, cooled, then cut into small pieces.

Celery – Gives this chicken salad a satisfying CRUNCH.

Pickle relish – I use dill relish for a little extra tang. Sweet relish works too if you like a sweeter flavor.

Hard boiled eggs – Make sure your eggs are cooled before adding them to the salad.

Mayonnaise – We use real mayo here for best (and most authentic) creamy dressing.

Easy Instructions

First, cook the frozen chicken breasts according to package directions. Cut the chicken into cubes and let it cool.

Add chicken to a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Pulse for a few seconds until the ingredients are combined but the salad is still slightly chunky.

Serve right away or store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make it a sandwich. Spoon the chicken salad onto toasted bread or a croissant for the best ever chicken salad sandwich!
  • Do not over blend. When using the food processor, use the pulse setting to give you more control over the consistency of the finished salad. You want it a little chunky, not pureed or blended.
  • Use leftover homemade chicken breasts. If you have leftover cooked chicken in the fridge, feel free to use those instead of frozen!
This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What's not to love about this iconic salad?

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this salad without a food processor?

Absolutely. If you don’t have a food processor, use a knife to finely chop the chicken, eggs and celery. Then toss together with the other ingredients in a large bowl.
It takes more time but it’s just as delicious.

Does chick-fil-a chicken salad have breaded or grilled chicken?

Original chick-fil-a salad was made with fried breaded chicken. But this recipe tastes equally delicious with grilled chicken too. Use whichever one you prefer.

How long does chicken salad keep?

This chicken salad is best enjoyed within 2 days of preparation. Make sure to keep it covered and chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.

This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What's not to love about this iconic salad?

More Copycat Recipes

Yield: serves 4

Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

This tasty, Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad sandwich is made with breaded chicken, pickle relish, celery, eggs, and mayo. What's not to love about this iconic salad?

Ingredients

  • 4 large frozen, breaded chicken breast, cooked and cubed (or 6 breaded tenders)
  • 1 ½ stalks celery, diced
  • ⅓ cup pickle relish
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook frozen, breaded chicken according to package (or use leftover homemade breaded chicken). Cube and place in a large food processor.
  2. To the food processor, add celery, pickle relish, mayo, hard boiled eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Process for about 5-10 seconds, keeping it still slightly chunky but well blended.
  4. Serve chicken salad on toasted whole grain bread with leafy romaine lettuce, or a croissant, or with a fork! ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Make the best Chicken Salad Sandwich at home with this copycat Chick-fil-a recipe! It’s a quick and easy lunch that’ll quickly become a family favorite.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 7, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. Ok, I don’t know if this is even possible but, can you please make diy Roasted seaweed? I mean I love eating it. It’s the seaweed that’s in those little plastic boxes if you know what I’m talking about.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I just finished making it and we all really liked it – a lot!! I went a little heavy on the food processor by mistake but it’s still really good. I made it with about a pound (post cooking weight) of Tyson Crispy Chicken strips. We will be making this again.

  3. Oh, it’s a good thing you did this now, I have read they are discontinuing this sandwich. I am pinning this one!

  4. thank you for sharing this recipe, same here, didn’t even know they had it on their menu before they removed it!

  5. I have eaten these for years. Love them. Not eating them now since I am doing low carb. Can’t believe they would stop having these. Crazy!!  Yours look just like theirs. Yummy!

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