Chick-fil-A Market Salad (Copycat)

Chick-fil-A Market Salad with seasoned sliced chicken, blue cheese, apples, strawberries, blueberries, granola and walnuts with an apple cider vinaigrette..

Chick-fil-A is best known for their deliciously unique Chick-fil-A Nuggets and Lemonade but I’ve been completely won over by this delicious salad.

Chick-fil-A Market Salad
 Chick-fil-A Market Salad

What is in a Chick-fil-A Market Salad?

Berries and blue cheese are basically my happy place this summer and this Chick-fil-A Market Salad is the perfect summer salad. No croutons, we’ve got walnuts and granola instead (which makes me feel healthier) and instead of tomatoes we’ve got berries.

This salad may be different than most you are used to. In fact the first bite may even be one  you pause to see if you enjoy. But I guarantee you finish this salad if you give it a try.

A delicious and easy apple cider vinaigrette with granola and walnuts that don’t get soggy like croutons do, you’ll love the crunch of the salad and the softness and sweetness of the berries. The blue cheese add a delicious creamy and rich element.

Chick-fil-A Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  1. Add ingredients to a closed container and shake well until combined.

Chick fil A Berry Salad

The chicken is presented in an interesting way. Chick-fil-A slices it’s grilled chicken for salads VERY thinly. To recreate this I refrigerate the chicken after cooking. With a sharp knife, the chicken is so easy to slice thinly.

Salads at Chick-fil-A are a healthy option and easy, but they’re also rather expensive. With just a bit of prep work you can make a large bowl of this salad for a summer bbq or picnic without spending nearly as much money. Plus you won’t be tempted by the crazy delicious lemonade and waffle fries.

Can you make this Chick-fil-A Market Salad ahead of time?

ABSOLUTELY!
  • Add the ingredients to the dressing in a small covered jar and keep it in the fridge.
  • Cook the chicken and let it cool before slicing.
  • When assembling add the rest of the ingredients, slice the chicken thinly and shake the dressing before pouring.

Chick Fil A Market Salad with Berries and Bleu Cheese

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Chick-fil-A Market Salad

Chick-fil-A Market Salad with seasoned sliced chicken, blue cheese, apples, strawberries, blueberries, granola and roasted walnuts covered with an apple cider vinaigrette.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 16 cups spring mix salad chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries cut in half
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup roasted walnuts
  • 1 cup cup granola
  • 1 cup Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe below

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne and paprika.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and cook the chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • Let chicken cool while assembling salad.
  • Layer the romaine, iceberg, cabbage, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, apple, blue cheese, roasted walnuts and granola.
  • Slice the chicken as thinly as you possibly can (refrigerated cooked chicken is easiest) and top on salad with vinaigrette.

Notes

Chick-fil-A Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  1. Add ingredients to a closed container and shake well until combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 13825IU | Vitamin C: 46.4mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I love this salad! And yes, it’s way too expensive to get regularly, so I appreciate this recipe.
    One minor thing, and perhaps it varies regionally, but here in AZ the salad comes with chopped almonds, not walnuts.

  2. The calorie count on this salad is way off. According to my calculations, based on this recipe making 4 servings, a single serving has 857 calories (this includes dressing).

  3. My family loved this salad and salad dressing. It was definitely a good imitation to the Chick-fil-a Market Salad.

    1. I’m not familiar with that diet so I would recommend checking the ingredients online to see if they’re compliant or if there needs to be any substitutions. Good luck!

    2. The honey and granola aren’t keto friendly. There is keto friendly granola of u search hard enough. Not sure what u will do for the honey. ????

  4. Do the nutrition facts include the dressing? Always one of our favorites but as you point out too expensive to but it every day. Can you make it all up several days ahead and divide it into different bags and take a bag with you and put it in a bowl at work?

    1. Yes, the nutrition facts include the dressing. I would suggest keeping the dressing separate until you’re ready to eat but splitting up the salad into containers for meal prep would definitely work. Enjoy!

  5. Great recipe! This is one of my favorite salads. I added a tbsp of dijon mustard to the dressing, fresh lemon/lime juice and fresh minced garlic. Delicious! Thanks for this.

  6. I eat this salad anytime I’m near a Chic-Fil-A, but unfortunately, the closest Chic-Fil-A is about 2.5 hours from where I live. I’m so glad my cravings for this salad can be put to rest since I can make it at home now. Delicious recipe and would highly recommend trying it for yourself.

  7. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I travel quite a bit and this salad is my go to. Your recipe is spot on. I vacuum seal the fruit and nuts together and the chicken in a separate bag. Cheese goes in a ziploc. Put all in a gallon size bag and the salad is ready for any hungry family member! Everyone gives it a thumbs up, even my 16 year old baseball player says its delicious.