Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad

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.

Homemade copycat Arby's Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad in a sandwich on a plate.

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.

Ingredients for homemade copycat Arby's Grilled Chicken Pecan salad.

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.

Homemade copycat Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan salad in a sandwich on a green plate.

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.

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Homemade copycat Arby's Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad in a sandwich on a plate.

Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad

Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad is a delicious chicken salad. Arby's does not always offer this recipe online.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Arby's Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal


  • 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.



While Arby’s does not toast their pecans, you could easily bring this salad to the next level by toasting the pecans in a skillet on medium-high heat until fragrant. Allow the pecans to cool completely before adding them to the salad.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Bronwyn

    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!

  2. Shirley Dionisio

    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.

  3. Nicole

    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!

  4. Susan

    5 stars
    What brand of mayonnaise? I’m a Duke’s lover, but I know others, like Hellman’s gives a whole different flavor…

  5. Elisa Q

    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.

  6. Kate

    4 stars
    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.

    • ELISA

      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.

    • Jennifer

      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.

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