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I won't lie I LOVE the Chick Fil A Chicken Salad Sandwich, but let's face it it can get expensive to eat there as much as I have a craving for it! So I started my hunt for a copycat recipe and this is the best and closest I can get and it works for me! Some recipes have mentioned adding a bit of cinnamon and I've had some people say that too. This was one of our first Chick Fil A Copycat Recipes.
Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad Sandwich
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I would love to serve this to my kids, but they are convinced that chicken salad is too “healthy”.
Toast the bread in a pan with butter, just like you would for grilled cheese, and then add your chicken salad, they will be convinced it’s a fancy grilled cheese and will love it!
What kind of chicken works best for this dish?
Any white meat works great for this dish. Chicken breasts, chicken tenderloins, or even frozen grilled chicken strips will work perfectly.
I made too much chicken salad, how long will it keep in the fridge?
The chicken salad by itself will keep in the fridge for about 3-5 days when sealed in an air-tight container.
I got everything ready for this dish and realized I am out of mayo! Is there anything I can substitute it for?
Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayo if you are out, and it will take on the flavor of the other yummy things you add to the salad. This is also a great substitute if you have a child who is allergic to eggs.
I’d like to get a little more of a crunch in my chicken salad, is there anything I can add to this recipe to make it crunchier?
Apples make a great addition to chicken salad sandwiches. They add a hint of crunchy sweetness to the dish.
Ok on to the super yummy recipe.
1 cup cooked chicken (I use the white meat from the chicken breast but you can use whatever you have)
1/4 cup Celery, diced
1 Hard-Boiled Egg, diced
2 tbsp Relish (I use sweet but you can use dill too)
1/3 cup mayo
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 slices Wheat (or White) Bread, toasted
Leaf of lettuce
Top 2 slices of bread with lettuce.
Add half the chicken mixture to one Slice of toast and the other half to the 2nd slice of toast.
Top with remaining slices of bread to make your sandwich.
While this recipe makes two sandwiches they are very filling and the chicken mixture does hold well in the fridge for a few days.
If you liked this Copycat Chick fil A Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe here is more copycat recipes you might want to try!
- 1 cup cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup Celery, diced
- 1 Hard-Boiled Egg, diced
- 2 tbsp Relish
- 1/3 cup mayo
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 4 slices Wheat, or White Bread, toasted
- Leaf of lettuce
- Combine chicken, mayo, relish, egg, celery, salt & pepper.
- Top 2 slices of bread with lettuce.
- Add half the chicken mixture to one Slice of toast and the other half to the 2nd slice of toast.
- Top with remaining slices of bread to make your sandwich.