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Copycat Chicken Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and your family will love it. The sweet pickle relish gives it its signature taste. I like to use a thick, crusty oat bread for this sandwich. —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 the first 7 ingredients; stir in chicken. Line 2 slices of toast with lettuce. Top with chicken salad and remaining toast.

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.

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    • Colly
      Jun 27, 2020

      The sodium is off the charts in this recipe. It sounds great but I'll have to find a few substitutes or the sodium will send my blood pressure soaring.

    • Cee
      May 28, 2020

      Cut back on the relish, and don’t add sugar. I use an alternative salad dressing, mayo is too high in fat and cholesterol. I question the nutrition figures, especially the sugar analysis.

    • Brian
      May 28, 2020

      The recipe is off. This is their actual recipe from my daughter who works there. 4 Chick-fil-A grilled Chicken Breasts, cooled

    • Debglass11
      May 13, 2020

      We loved this chicken salad. Made as directed, but threw in some curry powder because my family loves it. Loved the addition of the chopped egg and the pickle relish, something I usually don't add to chicken salad. Easy to make, perfect for lunch. Sometimes we have it for a light supper with crackers and fruit. Will definitely make this one again!

    • pajamaangel
      Apr 20, 2019

      No comment left

    • amehart
      Dec 18, 2018

      Really good, but too much mayo and relish for us. Made again cutting down on both of those and now it's perfect! My mother loves this as a sandwich and also just on lettuce.

    • rena 55
      Apr 22, 2018

      Very tasty and easy. I love Chic-Fil-A and their chicken salad and since we don't have a restaurant close by, I can make this at home!