Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad

Have you ever tried Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad? It is a great basic egg salad that can be put together in a matter of a few minutes. Best of all it’s easy to make, and delicious!

A homemade copycat Chicken Salad Chick egg salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato

About Chicken Salad Chick Restaurants

If you are lucky you live near one of the Chicken Salad Chick restaurants. They are a new chain of fast-casual dining that is wonderful! They serve up, guess guessed it, chicken salad, but they also serve egg salad, pimento cheese salad, and all sorts of delicious soups. You always get a sweet cookie with your meal. I don’t know what is better than that!

The decor is super cute, it is like stepping into your great-grandmother’s country farm home. The food isn’t complicated, you aren’t going to find dishes like a sweet potato bisque and kale salad.

You are going to be served classic dishes we all love. The Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad with relish is very good, and this is the recipe I have created for you. So until one of these opens next to you, you can still enjoy their food.

What makes the Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad recipe special?

Simple ingredients prepared well.

You don’t need to hunt down exotic ingredients to make amazing food. I bet you have everything you need in your pantry to make this recipe. The egg salad contains a few simple ingredients. Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • Sweet pickle relish juice
  • Tarragon vinegar or white vinegar
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
Boiled eggs, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and salt and pepper pictured on a platter.

Recipe Notes

Getting this in the right ratio makes all of the difference. Too much or too little of any ingredient will change both the flavor and texture.

To cook your eggs, I have a great recipe for making hard-boiled eggs on the stove, and how to make hard-boiled eggs in an InstantPot.

The real difference in this egg salad is the eggs are finely minced. When I make egg salad at home, I normally chop them in small pieces, but their eggs are minced very fine. I think this is one of the reasons the egg salad tastes so good. The flavors mix better when the eggs are chopped super fine.

CopyKat Tip: A pastry blender works great for finely chopping eggs.

How to Make Egg Salad

  1. Peel the hard-boiled eggs.
  2. Chop the eggs very finely.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, tarragon vinegar, sweet pickle relish juice, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add the chopped eggs to the mayonnaise mixture. Very gently stir to combine.
Mixing up a bowl of chicken salad chick egg salad with mayonnaise, pickles, finely chopped eggs

Recipe Tips for Peeling Eggs

  • Buy your eggs 7 to 10 days before you want to use them, it will make them easier to peel.
  • Boil eggs in salted water. Just a little salt in the water helps.
  • When you cook your eggs cool them quickly, by placing them in an ice bath, it will make the eggs easier to peel.

How to Serve Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad

If you want it like the restaurant, you can serve egg salad in three ways.

  • It is served by the scoop. Place a large scoop on a plate of leaf lettuce.
  • It is served as a sandwich on Wheat Berry bread, toasted, or not. They will add leaf lettuce and fresh tomatoes.
  • It is served on a croissant with the optional leaf lettuce and tomatoes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! I can’t wait until you get to try one of their delicious salads either made at home or in the restaurant! Be sure to try the Chicken Salad Chick Chicken Salad Recipe!

A homemade copycat Chicken Salad Chick egg salad sandwich served on a croissant.

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Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad

Hands down one of the best egg salad recipes you are ever going to try. 
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best egg salad recipe, chicken salad chick egg salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 438kcal


  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise may need 1 to 2 tablespoons more
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon vinegar plain is ok
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Peel hard-boiled eggs.  Chop very finely. 
  • Mix together mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, tarragon vinegar, sweet pickle relish juice, salt, and black pepper. 
  • Mix in chopped egg very gently.   


  • Buy your eggs several days in advance before making the hard-boiled eggs, they are easier to peel between 7 and 10 days old.
  • Cooling the eggs quickly after cooking them makes them easier to peel.
  • Want to jazz up your egg salad, try adding some fresh dill, and some scallions or red onions.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

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.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Dave

    You can also add a tsp or two of baking soda to the water, raises the Ph and makes them easy to peel. You can even peel a little from each end and then grasp between your thumb and index finger and blow the egg out of the shell!! Search YouTube for a video.

  2. baltisraul

    If you hate peeling eggs you probable hate peeling potatoes for potato salad also. Problem solved. Buy a 32 oz bag of frozen small cubed hash browns and boil till soft, but not mushy. Now make your potato salad.

    • Stephanie

      I am ok with peeling potatoes 😉 Don’t ask me why. Growing up we raised chickens for eggs. Fresh yard eggs were always so hard to peel.

      I like your idea about the potato salad 😉 That could become a recipe!

  3. David Linn

    Chicken Salad Chick Egg Salad
    Wheres the chicken in the recipe? also i did see someone ask about where the pickle juice went.

  4. Nance

    5 stars
    Now in the dairy section, you can BUY bags of peeled hard boiled eggs. BEST thing since sliced bread – if you don’t want to peel – or don’t mind paying a little more.

  5. Ceil

    Add salt to the water when boiling eggs, I let the water come to a boil and shut off the heat, let eggs sit in the water 20 mins or longer, drain, then run cold water to cool eggs down..never have a problem peeling them.

    • baltisraul

      In addition to the salt, add vinegar to the boiling water. Another similar way to help peeling is to keep the lid on the water and allow to sit about 12-13 min. on the cook top eye. Pour off the hot water and replace with cold water and a big glass of ice cubes. When the ice cubes have melted the eggs are ready to peel.

  6. Jacalyn Miller-Williams

    hi, we recently tried a “hard boiled egg loaf” in the InstaPot – NO PEELING!!! Can’t remember whose recipe online but it was great…

  7. CC

    Just a little thing…recipe mixing says sweet pickle “juice” when blending, but not called for in ingredients. Are you saying to add this? And as a note, our local CSC uses garlic in theirs, which I’m allergic to, so I make my own at home like this. Thank you!

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