Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad is a new menu item at Arby’s. Arby’s is known for their hearty roast beef sandwiches, but they do so much more than roast beef. They make a delicious nut and fruit filled grilled chicken salad like no one else.
Many places skimp on the nuts when they go into a recipe, well, Arby’s knows how to make a chicken salad that is packed with all sorts of tasty ingredients. You can try one of their Market Fresh Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad sandwiches at home.
You don’t need to limit yourself to just a sandwich with this chicken salad; you could put this in a large tortilla for a wrap. This chicken salad would go well in a submarine bun; I loved this with toasted sourdough bread. Honestly, this goes well only scooped out and placed on a salad.
If you don’t happen to have any grilled chicken around, you could use leftover chicken that you may have from a baked chicken. If you need to grill your chicken, I will grill up about 1 to 1 1/4 pounds for this recipe.
This recipe is very flexible, you could add a little more or a little less of any of these ingredients, and you will come up with a great tasting chicken salad sandwich.
While they do not toast their pecans, I think you could easily bring this salad to the next level by toasting the pecans in a skillet over medium-high heat just until they become fragrant. Allow the pecans to cool completely before preparing the chicken salad.
How to store Arby’s Chicken and Pecan Salad
You should store this in your refrigerator in an air-tight container. The pecan chicken salad will last for three to five days.
Do you love Arby’s? Be sure to check out these copycat recipes
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Be sure to check out more of my copycat restaurant salad recipes and easy chicken recipes.
Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad
- 1 cup diced red apple
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice of one small lemon)
- 2 1/2 cups grilled chicken breast
- 1 cup halved grapes
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- lettuce leaves optional
- thick-sliced wheat bread optional
- Place the diced apples in a medium-sized bowl. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and stir to coat the apples to prevent them from turning brown.
- Add the chicken, grapes, celery, and pecans to the bowl and mix well.
- Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise and stir to combine. If the mixture is too dry you can add another 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Allow the flavors to marry in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for about 1 hour before serving.
- If you would like to serve the chicken salad as a sandwich, place about 1 cup of chicken salad and a few lettuce leaves between two thick slices of wheat bread.
Looks good and not that hard yum yum
Just made it… HUGE fan, thank you.
You nailed it, this the Arby’s chicken salad we know and love.
This was very good❤️
I love this recipe! I made a couple changes recently to where I like it even more! I use Veganaise instead of regular mayo (I like the taste and texture more). I omitted the grapes entirely and replaced them with a cup of chopped dried cherries (or can do 1/2 C grapes, 1/2 C cherries).
This salad is also great to eat atop crackers, try mixing in 1/2 of a cup of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese…so delicious!
Is the 363 calorie count for the whole recipe or just per serving?
It is per serving.
Why do they only offer it fora limited time only? It should be offered all year long. It’s a good alternative to roast beef.
I have no idea. Why is the McRib only seasonal as well? Marketing.
They sell McRib whenever pork prices fall to a certain level.
Cynthia A Tomerlin
It is offered all year everyday. Its a marketing scam to boost profits of the sandwich. I worked for arbys 7 years and made it every single day I was there. Don’t be fooled.
Will green apples work okay? Does adding Greek yogurt throw it off at all or add to the flavor? I’m going to try it for the first time. I love it from Arby’s!
It should work ok, it will be more tart than their usual recipe.
If I put all the ingredients into the chicken salad how long can it last in the refrigerator.
It will last three to five days.
96 hours.. that’s exactly how long we kept it at arbys. The apples are fuji
What brand of mayonnaise? I’m a Duke’s lover, but I know others, like Hellman’s gives a whole different flavor…
I am sure they use neither Hellman’s nor Dukes. I would use the kind that you like the best. I am sure they use an inexpensive Kraft restaurant version.
I used to make this at Arby’s all through high school. It’s just mayo, apples, grapes celery, chicken, and pecans. Nothing else. Nothing fancy.
I think this is a good recipe, and light, but I know from making my own chicken salad that Arby’s must use half sour cream, like I do. I can tell by the taste and the texture. There’s also a flavour that appears to be added, but I don’t know what. I just had one of their sandwiches last night and I think they’ve changed the recipe. Still tastes like half sour cream or Greek yogurt, but the extra flavor was gone.
Nope Arby’s is just mayo, grapes, pecans, apples, celery, and chicken. The chicken is seasoned but nothing else goes into it. I was the chicken salad girl all through high school.
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Much love to the chicken salad girl, because these sammiches got me through a lot of long tiresome days and nights working in a law firm back when I discovered these.
What do they season the chicken with and what brand of Mayo was used? Thank you
I don’t know if it normally goes or not but I tasted mine and decided to add some sour cream just to bring it up a notch. I did like the recipe already, but I’m a seasonings gal, and I screwed up by making mine with plain, canned chicken.