Copycat Chicken Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 04, 2024
Inspired by Chick-fil-A chicken salad, this recipe is incredibly easy to make, and your family will love it. The sweet pickle relish gives it that signature taste. I like to use a thick crusty oat bread. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Copycat Chicken Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, cooled and minced
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 romaine leaves


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients; stir in chicken. Line 2 slices of bread with lettuce. Top with chicken salad and remaining bread slices.
Test Kitchen tips
  • Double the chicken mixture for lunch during the week—use as a sandwich filling, serve over salad greens or spread it on crackers.
  • If you’re cooking your own bird for this recipe, you'll need roughly half a pound of raw chicken for every cup of chopped cooked breast meat.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 651 calories, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 222mg cholesterol, 1386mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 51g protein.