As you may have heard, Chick-fil-A is permanently removing the beloved chicken salad sandwich from their store menus. Starting September 30th, customers will no longer be able to order the chain’s take on the Southern picnic staple at the restaurant, but don’t panic—you can make your own.
Chick-fil-A knows that they have disappointed some of their customers by removing the popular menu item, so to make it up to them, they released the recipe for their chicken salad online. While people can no longer order the sandwich at the store, at least it’s not gone for good (still miss you, Carnation Breakfast Bars!).
The recipe is just the standard combination of chicken, mayonnaise, and relish with a few extra ingredients for flair, proving once again that sometimes the simplest foods are the best. The secret undoubtedly lies in the chicken—the recipe calls for four Chick-fil-A chicken breasts, original or grilled, which you can pick up at the restaurant’s drive-thru.
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Start with four chicken breasts, chopped into one-inch cubes, combine with one and a half stalks of celery, chopped into one-inch pieces. Add 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish, ½ cup mayonnaise (Duke’s, naturally) and two hard-boiled eggs. Simply put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 5 to 10 seconds. That’s it!
While we will all miss the ease of picking up the sandwich to go, at least we still have chicken salad to comfort us.