Tastes Like Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich
photo by Tina P.
- Ready In:
- 2 large cooked chicken breasts (about 2 cups)
- 1⁄3 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1⁄3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1⁄2 - 2⁄3 cup mayonnaise (depends on how "wet" you like your salad)
- toasted bread (whole wheat or thick texas toast are really good)
- Pull apart the chicken into large chunks and either cut it into a small dice or process in a mini food processor.
- Place chicken in a large mixing bowl and add all remaining ingredients (except bread).
- Mix well.
- Toast your bread of choice and place salad in between toasted bread and serve.
- I also like to serve it in a lettuce cup with crackers for a little variety.
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Great job!!! I think this chicken salad is delicious! It tastes very similar to chick-fil-a's and much cheaper, However, I noticed one thing missing. Chick-fil-a's salad has cut up pieces of hard-boiled eggs. I don't think it would change the taste much, but it is definitely good with it! That's how I made it last time. I topped the salad with tomato slices and romaine lettuce on my sandwiches. I am making it again for lunch tomorrow. Yummy :)
I have never cared for chicken salad with fruit in it (i.e. apples and grapes) and fell in love with the Chick-fil-a chicken salad. This recipe matches it so well I was impressed. In fact, it may be even better. Seems like the few times since I started making this that I have bought a sandwich from Chick-fil-a, it was not as good as I remembered. Could be that I can now use my favorite bread. I also add onion powder to match the garlic powder amount. Just ate some and I wanted all to know, this is the ultimate chicken salad.
We all loved these chicken salad sandwiches! I've never had the Chick-Fil-A version, but I can verify that this one is excellent! I loved the relish addition. I used Vegenaise instead of regular mayo and it worked perfectly. A 1/2 cup of mayo was plenty. In fact, I'd recommend starting off a bit shy of a 1/2 cup and go from there because 1/2 cup was almost too much for our tastes. Thanks for a great recipe!
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