This copycat Chick-fil-A chicken Salad sandwich will satisfy your craving for the classic sandwich that’s no longer served in restaurants! You can use homemade chicken, or pick up a few grilled Chick-fil-A chicken breasts for authentic flavor.

Chick Fil A Chicken Salad sandwich cut in half and stacked sitting on a wood board.

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

I have a great Chicken Salad recipe as well as a solid Chicken Salad Salad Sandwich that I make regularly. However, nothing beats this Chick-fil-A chicken Salad Sandwich recipe!

To make the most similar-tasting chicken salad sandwich, I recommend using original or grilled Chick-fil-A chicken breasts. You may not be able to tell the difference from the original sandwich, it’s that good!

What makes the original Chick-fil-A chicken salad sandwich so delicious? Is it the toasted wheat bread holding up a creamy, flavorful chicken salad?

Is it the crisp slices of lettuce to balance out the hearty salad? Or, is it the actual salad, rich with mayonnaise and packed with hard-boiled eggs and sweet pickle relish? I would vote for all of the above!

I know I’m not alone in saying that the discontinuation of the restaurant sandwich was heartbreaking. Luckily, this copycat version tastes just like the original. So, you can always satisfy your craving!

Chick Fil A Chicken Salad sandwich cut in half sitting on a wood board.

Ingredients for Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich

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ingredients to make chick fil a chicken salad.
  • 2 cups cooked chicken – You can use leftover rotisserie chicken, or buy grilled Chick-fil-A chicken breasts.
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise – You can use your preferred brand of mayo in this recipe.
  • 2 stalks celery – This adds a delicious crunch to the salad, but you can omit the celery if you wish.
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs – You can leave these out if you don’t have any eggs in the fridge.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – You’ll need kosher salt, rather than fine table salt, for this recipe.
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dill – Fresh dill is best here!
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread – You can use your favorite whole wheat sandwich loaf.
  • 4 leaves lettuce – Use romaine or whole-leaf lettuce.
  • 8 sandwich toothpicks

Directions For How to Make Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich

  1. Combine the ingredients: In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, stirring until well combined. Adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if desired.
  2. Assemble: Divide the chicken salad mixture evenly over four slices of bread. Top each sandwich with a slice of lettuce, and add the remaining slice of bread.
  3. Serve: Cut each sandwich in half, pierce it through the middle with a toothpick or bamboo skewer, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

A trip to Chick-fil-A wouldn’t be complete without a side of fries. So, it only makes sense to make your own to serve alongside the Chick-fil-A chicken salad sandwich recipe. My air fryer parmesan fries, easy air fryer french fries, or air fryer sweet potato fries are great sides to the sandwich. 

Or, pair your sandwich with a side salad or fruit salad for a slightly healthier meal.

Chicken Salad sandwich cut in half stacked and sitting on a wood board.

How to Store Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad

Store any leftover chicken salad without the bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. I do not recommend freezing the salad as the dairy doesn’t thaw well!

Quick Tip

To make this recipe without any preplanning, you can make the chicken in the air fryer. You can even cook it from a frozen chicken breast! Use my method for Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Breast to make this sandwich anytime the craving strikes.

Chick Fil A Chicken Salad Sandwich

This copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad sandwich will satisfy your craving for the classic sandwich that's no longer served in restaurants! You can use homemade chicken or pick up a few grilled Chick-Fil-A chicken breasts for authentic flavor.
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Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped into 1 inch pieces (use leftover rotisserie chicken or buy 4 grilled Chick-Fil-A chicken breasts)
  • cup sweet pickle relish
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced

To Assemble

  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 4 leaves romaine or whole leaf green lettuce
  • 8 sandwich toothpicks or bamboo skewers


  • In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper, if desired.
  • To assemble, spoon an even amount of the chicken salad on 4 slices of the toasted bread. Top with a slice of the lettuce then the remaining slice of bread. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally, then pierce through the middle with a sandwich toothpick or bamboo skewer.


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3007IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. In 1991 I worked at Chick-fil-a. I was pregnant with my first child and one of my cravings was their chicken salad sandwich on toasted wheat bread. Although I never made it in the store, I observed it being made. They ingredient that made it so very delicious was the chicken. They used the fried fillets which had the breading removed with a vegetable peeler. All of the ingredients were put in a food processor so the texture would be more of a spreadable consistency.

  2. Melanie J says:

    You can still get the original Chick-Fil-A chicken salad sandwich at the Dwarf House location in Hapeville, GA. And the Hawaiian version at Truett’s Luau in Fayetteville, GA.

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