Chick-Fil-A Copycat – Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you love the chicken salad sandwich at Chick-Fil-A, try this copycat version at home. The crunchy chopped celery and tangy relish give this already delicious sandwich a two thumbs up.

This is the perfect sandwich for lunch, at home or on the go. It packs well for picnics also.

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Chick-Fil-A Copycat – Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chick-Fil-A Copycat

INGREDIENTS
1 cup cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup diced celery
1 hard boiled egg, diced
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/3 cup mayonnaise
salt & pepper to taste
4 slices wheat bread
leaf lettuce

DIRECTIONS
Combine chicken, celery, egg, mayonnaise, relish, salt and pepper. Toast the bread.Top 2 slices of toast with lettuce. Divide chicken salad evenly over the lettuce. Top with remaining slices of toast.

Chick-Fil-A Copycat Ingredients

Key Lime Covered Cookies {recipe}

These delicious cookies would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or anytime you want a delicious dessert that looks as good as it tastes. The best part is, you can substitute the key lime melts for any flavor so have fun experimenting.

Key Lime Covered Cookies

Key Lime Covered Cookie

Ingredients
1 bag key lime candy melts
12 Golden Oreos – or any round, cream filled cookies
Chocolate cookie mold 

Directions
Melt half the candy melts as per instructions on the bag.
Spoon about a tablespoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of each well of the mold. Gently press a cookie into each. Spoon more chocolate over the cookies, making sure to get the sides between the cookie and the edge of the well.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from the mold and place the cookie onto parchment paper.

Makes 1 dozen.

Key Lime Cookies

Breaded Chicken Bites

My family loves chicken. I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat poultry but they enjoy chicken prepared in a variety of ways.

We always buy organic meat and chicken and recently we bought chicken from Zaycon. They sell 100 % natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. It comes directly from the processor, has never been frozen and is sold in 40 pound cases. Click here for more information.

 

Breaded Chicken Bites

Start with a one pound chicken breast and cut it into three thin cutlets. Cut each slice into bite size pieces. Beat a large egg (we use organic) into a bowl and coat all the pieces. Add a generous amount of bread crumbs to a gallon size plastic zipper bag. Toss the chicken in the bag and mix to coat. Make sure the chicken pieces are not clumping together.

Add a thin coat of oil (we use saffron) to a 10 inch skillet and heat on medium to high heat. When the oil is hot, empty the contents of the bag into the pan. Cook 8-10, turing them while cooking. Cook until the bread crumbs are golden brown and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

My husband made noodles with alfredo sauce (from a packet) and topped it with the breaded chicken bites.

If your family enjoys chicken as much as mine, my friend Kathy has a good chicken soup recipe using leftover chicken.

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Loaves of delicious bread are perfect for dessert, as gifts, or sliced and packed into a lunch for a sweet surprise. Bake a few loaves in upright heart-shaped canapé pans for a lovely Valentine’s Day treat. Frosted or plain, this Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread will become a new favorite for your family.

You can use a capape pan to bake it into a heart shape. If you don’t have one, you can pick one up inexpensively at amazon: Canape Bread Set

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

 

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread
Makes 2 standard loaves or 3 canapé loaves

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon salt
14 maraschino cherries
2 large ripe bananas
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare pans by spraying thoroughly with an oil/flour mixture, or by generously greasing with shortening. If you are using canapé pans, place foil over the bottom openings and fit the pans into their metal bases. For more stability, set the pans on a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate chips, and salt.
  • Chop the cherries into small pieces and roll them up in a paper towel. Squeeze firmly to remove excess juice. Add the cherry pieces to the dry mixture and stir until coated.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the bananas and eggs together with an electric mixer until creamy. (Small lumps of banana are okay.)
  • Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla to the banana mixture and mix well. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Spoon evenly into prepared pans. If you are using canapé pans, fill them a little over half full.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. To test loaves for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean. For the canapé pans, you will need to use a long wooden skewer.
  • Allow to cool in the pans on a rack for 20 minutes, and then turn out to cool completely.

If desired, add maraschino cherry juice to powdered sugar for a simple icing. Ice the loaves and chill before slicing.

If you’re looking for more chocolate treats, check my friend Jenny’s blog for her delicious homemade Krispy treats made from chocolate and peanut butter!

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread