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Chick fil A Chicken Salad

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This Chick fil A Chicken Salad is an absolute favorite! It’s so easy to make and tastes just like the original! 

 

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All those tender chunks of Chick-fil-A chicken mixed with crunchy celery, creamy mayonnaise, tangy sweet pickle relish! So good!

And with a bit of hard-boiled eggs? 

It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s gonna be your new favorite!

This Chickfila chicken salad is super easy to make, requiring just a food processor and a few ingredients.

You can use either original or grilled Chick fil A chicken breasts. You pick your favorite! Or use a good rotisserie chicken!

The sweet pickle relish is so good with the savory chicken.

It’s a great way to use leftover chicken, turning it into a completely new meal.

This Chickfila chicken salad recipe is perfect for meal prep. It keeps well and can be made ahead of time!

 

All ingredients laid out on counter ready to assemble

 

Does Chick fil A Have Chicken Salad Sandwiches?

Chick-fil-A used to offer chicken salad sandwiches on their menu, and they were really popular! 

At least at my house they were! 

But then they discontinued them. Sob! Why are the best things no longer available?

Seriously! My favorite places are always messing with my beloved items. Oh well!

Luckily, you can recreate the magic at home with this easy recipe!

 

All ingredients except for lettuce and hard boiled eggs added to a food processor unmixed

 

What Ingredients Are in Chick fil A Chicken Salad

Here’s the ingredient lists for a copycat chick-fil-a salad you’re going to love!

You can get everything except the chicken from the grocery store.

  • Chicken Breasts (original or grilled): For best results, use signature chicken from the fast food chain. If you don’t have access, grab a rotisserie chicken
  • Celery: Chop the celery into small pieces.
  • Sweet Pickle Relish: Love the flavor of sweet relish with the chicken!
  • Mayonnaise: Creamy mayo will hold everything together.
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs: Finely chopped so it’s evenly through the whole salad.

Pro Tips: 

  • Use high-quality mayonnaise for the creamiest texture and best flavor. 
  • You can use rotisserie chicken if you want too!
  • If you prefer dill relish, you can swap it. It’s just not the original.
  • Chicken nuggets or grilled chicken breasts would work in a pinch too.

 

Chicken mixed up in food processor with hard boiled eggs added

 

How to Make Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad

This copycat chicken salad is the real deal! And it’s probably even easier than you’re thinking!

  1. Combine chicken pieces in the food processor along with the chopped celery, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish.
  2. Pulse a few times to combine. Then add the hard-boiled eggs one at a time.
  3. Done!

Pro Tip: Don’t over-process the ingredients; a few pulses should do. 

 

chicken salad mixed up and in a serving bowl

 

Is Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Gluten-Free?

Yes, this copycat Chick Fil A chicken salad recipe is naturally gluten-free. Yay!

It doesn’t have any wheat-based products. But you should always double check ingredients. 

You never know! Sometimes companies get crazy!

Check for certified gluten-free if you’re allergic.

And then if you’re putting it on a sandwich, you’ll obviously want to get gluten free bread.

 

chicken salad between two slices of bread with a leaf of lettuce on counter

 

Can You Make Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Ahead of Time?

Absolutely you can make this famous chicken salad ahead of time! 

Have it taste just like the real thing, but the next day!

Actually making this chicken salad ahead of time means the flavors are better combined. 

Simply prepare the salad, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Done!

Enjoy it within 2-3 days for best results.

The original recipe will definitely be one you’ll want to add to your recipe book!

 

3 chicken salad sandwiches stacked up on top of each other

 

How to Store Leftover Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad

You definitely need to store your homemade original Chick-fil-A chicken correctly. 

You want this official recipe to stay fresh and delicious. 

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. 

It should stay good for up to 3 days. 

Then serve with a clean spoon and keep it away from the heat. That’ll help it stay the best.

 

side zoomed out image of chicken salad sandwiches stacked on top of each other

 

Can You Freeze Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad?

I definitely don’t recommend freezing this original Chick Fil A chicken salad.

The mayonnaise and eggs in the salad can separate and become watery when thawed. Blah. Believe me. Blah.

You want fresh flavors and fresh ingredients. So store it in the refrigerator or eat it fresh.

If you know you can’t eat it all, try making smaller amounts.

 

hands holding a chicken salad sandwich ready to be eaten.

 

What to Serve with Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad

This homemade version of chicken salad can be served so many ways!

  • Fresh Bed of Lettuce: For a low-carb option, serve the chicken salad over a bed of fresh lettuce.
  • As a Sandwich: Scoop it onto whole wheat or white bread.
  • With Crackers: Serve it with a side of your favorite cracker.
  • In a Wrap: Wrap it up in a flour tortilla with some fresh greens for a quick and easy lunch.

And here are some great side dish options if you’re looking for some:

 

chick fil a chicken salad sandwich cut in half

 

What Bread is Best for Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad

The best bread for this great recipe depends on your personal preference.

But here are some options I love:

Choose the one that best suits your taste, or mix it up depending on what’s available at home!

That’s what’s so great about copycat recipes. You can really make them your own!

 

sliced chicken salad sandwiches laid out on counter

 

Is Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Healthy?

This homemade Chick-fil-A chicken salad can be part of a healthy diet for sure!

Just eat it in moderation. Actually, that’s pretty good advice for anything.

It has protein from the chicken and eggs. Which your body needs, if you didn’t know!

And you’ve got celery and relish too which both have full nutrition that your body needs.

Mayonnaise is pretty high in fats though. So if you’ve got low calorie needs, you may want to watch that.

For a healthier version, you can substitute regular mayo with a low-fat or yogurt-based alternative. 

Though I really don’t feel like it’s necessary.

Of course, I’m giving some pretty general nutrition advice. If you really need help, talk to your doc!

 

3 sandwiches laid out on counter with bowl of chicken salad next to them.

 

Enjoy making your very own Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad at home! 

Eat it as a hearty sandwich, a light salad, or a simple snack! Yum!

 

Yield: 6 Sandwiches

Chick fil A Chicken Salad

hands holding a chicken salad sandwich ready to be eaten.

Recreate a Chick fil A Chicken Salad right at home! This easy and delicious copycat recipe is perfect for a quick, tasty lunch!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, clelery, pickle relish and mayo in a food processor for 5 seconds.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and process for 5 seconds more per egg.
  3. If still chunky, blend an additional 10 seconds.
  4. Spread chicken salad on wheat bread.
  5. Add lettuce and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

 

 

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Catalina

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

The Chick fil A Chicken Salad was spot on! It tasted just like the original, and it was so easy to make. I loved having this at home without needing to go out.

Sandra

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

I had this for lunch yesterday and it was amazing! Very flavorful and filling!

Beth

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

This is such a great recipe. I used to get their chicken salad all the time, and I was bummed when they discontinued it. It tastes just like my favorite!

Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

This really taste just like the original! Perfect for satisfying cravings at home! This is a definite repeat recipe!

Krystle

Monday 3rd of June 2024

I miss this recipe so much. This tastes just like it I think I was missing the relish when I tried to re-create it before.

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