The Real Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Recipe Will Make You Eat Mor Chikin by Donna John

The Real Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Recipe Will Make You Eat Mor Chikin

Chick-fil-a discontinued their chicken salad back in 2017, to the dismay of many. If you were one of those who loved this creamy chicken salad, you're in luck. The chicken restaurant has released their chicken salad recipe!

To recreate this famous chicken salad recipe at home, you will need chicken breasts, celery, sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise and eggs. The eggs are hardboiled, cooled and peeled. The released recipe calls for Chick-fil-a chicken breasts – grilled or original – but you could cook your own chicken breasts for this recipe instead if you don't want to make a trip through the drive-thru. The ingredients are pulsed in a food processor. Done!

Serve this creamy chicken salad recipe for lunch or dinner with fries (waffle fries) or chips. Use the chicken salad for a chicken salad sandwich, pile on top of lettuce or stuff it into a tomato or avocado.

Fun Fact: Who doesn't love those Chick-fil-a cows? In 1995, two of those cows painted "Eat Mor Chikin" on a billboard in Atlanta, Georgia. Now they're painting that slogan everywhere!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes (if you don't have to cook the chicken breasts)
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 (makes about 3 cups)


  • 4 Chick-fil-a chicken breasts (original or grilled), cooled and cut into 1-inch cubes (see Recipe Notes)
  • 1 1/2 full stalks celery (2.5 ounces), washed, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, cooled and peeled

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Recipe Notes

  • The total time for food processing is 10 to 15 seconds.
  • The recipe doesn't say to season with salt and pepper, but if you're like me, almost everything needs a shake or two.
  • If you want to cook your own chicken breasts for this recipe, go for it. You could boil, pan-fry, grill or bake them.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chicken, celery, mayonnaise and relish into a food processor. Pulse on low-medium for 5 seconds.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue processing for up to 10 seconds or until the salad is chopped to your desired consistency. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 684

Total Fat: 23.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.1g

Cholesterol: 376mg

Sodium: 639mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 8.1g

Protein: 98.1g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 41mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 1711mg

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I love those funny cows and this salad too. 🐮
Great chicken salad recipe!

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