Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad

Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad

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Looking for a tasty salad recipe that will have you loving eating at home? This Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad is calling your name! It literally tastes just like you’d get at the restaurant!

If you’re looking for a lighter version, check out this chicken salad with apples. It’s delicious!

And if you like this, don’t miss out on our Copycat Chick FIl A Nuggets or Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe, too! SOOOOOOO good!

Chicken salad sandwich on a white plate.

It’s no secret that Chick Fil A knows what they’re doing. But if you’re trying to save a bit of money or don’t have one in the area that you live, you can easily recreate that amazing taste right in the comfort of your own home.

And the best part? You’re not only fattening up your wallet with savings but you’re NOT going to be fattening up any other part of your body because this is a healthier version and option than so many other recipes.

Chicken salad sandwich on a white plate ready to eat.


I love the taste of this recipe. It’s really one of my favorite summer dishes to make. (but don’t get me wrong, I eat this during the winter months, too!)

When I’m craving a simple recipe that tastes like it took a long time to make, this is the one that I turn to time and time again. And once you make it once, I have a strong feeling that you’re going to agree!

This chicken salad recipe is just too good to pass up!


While the ingredients listed are going to give it the closest flavor to a Chick Fil A salad, you can also add in grapes, onions, and even some fresh cilantro if you’re wanting to vary up the flavor a bit.

Can you prep this ahead of time?

You can! Cooking up the chicken ahead of time is a huge timesaver for sure. You can also make this simple chicken salad recipe the day before and let it set overnight in the fridge. It will taste perfect the next day, too.


  • Chicken breast
  • Celery
  • Pickle relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced wheat bread
Chicken salad ingredients - labeled


How to Make a Copycat Chicken Salad from Chick Fil A

  1. Combine the chicken, relish, celery, mayonnaise, eggs, and salt and pepper until mixed well. 

    Chick Fil A Chicken Salad ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Add lettuce leaves to sliced bread.

    Lettuce on bread and chicken salad in a bowl

  3. Top the bread with chicken salad.

    Chicken salad scooped onto bread with lettuce.

  4. Serve.

    Chicken salad sandwich on a plate and ready to serve.

I think you’re really going to love this simple copycat chicken recipe as much as we do.

If you’re looking for something delicious to serve with chicken salad, consider making this recipe for grape salad. It’s creamy, delicious, and made in under 10 minutes.

And just in case you need more easy dinner ideas, here are some other chicken recipes to check out, too: 

  • Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets
  • Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich
  • Copycat KFC Chicken recipe
  • Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce
  • Copycat Air Fryer KFC Chicken


Of course it does! It literally tastes the EXACT same which is why I love it so much. Trust me on this…make it one time and you’ll agree!

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Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Salad

This Copycat Chick FIl A Chicken Salad is one of my favorite light chicken salad recipes, and it tastes like the original chicken salad!

Course Lunch, Main Course

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 218kcal


  • 2 cups chicken breast cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs boiled and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • lettuce leaves
  • wheat bread


  • Combine the chicken, relish, celery, mayonnaise, eggs, and salt and pepper until mixed well. 

  • Add lettuce leaves to sliced bread

  • Top the bread with chicken salad and serve.


  1. Store leftover chicken salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.

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