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two halves of chicken salad sandwich, stacked on top of each other
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5 from 7 votes

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chick fil a recipe, copycat chicken salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken cooled
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 - 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch garlic powder (optional)
  • whole wheat bread
  • green leaf lettuce

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add chicken, celery, relish, mayo, eggs, salt and pepper. Lightly pulse a several times, until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  • If you want to make sure you don't end up with overly mushy chicken salad, you may want to add celery first, then pulse a few times to finely chop. Then add chicken and pulse a few times. Then add relish, mayo, eggs and seasonings and pulse until combined.
  • Toast bread slices. Serve chicken salad on toasted bread, topped with lettuce, then the other bread slice. Repeat with remaining bread slices, lettuce and chicken salad.

Notes

This is my adaptation of the original Chick-Fil-A recipe... straight from the restaurant itself.  I also like to add some red onion slices to my sandwiches, but that's just how I like it :)
Their version is:
4 Chick-fil-A chicken breasts (original or grilled), cooled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2.5 oz. celery (approximately 1.5 full stalks, washed, trimmed, and cut into 1 inches pieces)
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 hard boiled eggs (cooled and peeled)
  1. Using a food processor, mix chicken, celery, mayonnaise, and relish on low/ medium for 5 seconds.
  2. Begin adding eggs, one at a time, and continue processing for up to 10 additional seconds, or until salad is chopped to desired consistency. 
Total processing time needed is 10-15 seconds. 

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg