Enjoy Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad Whenever You Want—No Drive-Thru Required 

Over the past year, the amount of copycat recipes coming out of my kitchen has sky rocketed. Finding ways to create our restaurant favorites at home has quickly become a passion. (You can find an entire list of my latest ones below!) These recipes are so fun to develop and always a huge hit when my family sits down and knows exactly what they are eating, but from my own kitchen.

Today’s copycat recipe is one I used to enjoy on my lunch breaks from work many moons ago. A simple chicken salad sandwich I could not get enough of, and was so sad to see leave the Arby’s menu, and then ecstatic when it returned. But now I can have it any time I get that craving thanks to my Copycat Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad.

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This chicken salad is taken to the next level with the flavor and crunch factor of the pecans and apples. It is both savory and sweet because of the addition of grapes. Our favorite way to eat it is on croissants, but it is just as delicious on sandwich bread, in a wrap or stuffed in a pita. It’s simple enough for a packed lunch or light supper, but special enough for bridal and baby showers, brunches or picnics!

Is The Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad Still On The Menu?

For now, the answer is yes. Arby’s brought back their famous chicken salad sandwich back for a limited time this summer. The chicken, pecan, apple, grape mixture is served with leaf lettuce on honey wheat bread or in a wrap. However, since it is now a seasonal item, we don’t know how long it will stick around. No worries though because now thanks to this easy, 20-minute recipe, you can have it any time you want, 365 days a year!

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Ingredients Needed To Make Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad

This recipe comes together in almost no time, and can chill in the fridge until serving if necessary.

  • canned chicken
  • celery
  • pecans
  • grapes
  • apples (not shown in photo below)
  • mayonnaise
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • croissants

How To Make Copycat Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad

1. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

(Krista Marshall)

2. In a large bowl combine drained chicken, grapes, celery, apples and pecans. Stir well to incorporate.

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(Krista Marshall)

3. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Serve immediately or chill until ready. Serve with croissants, bread, buns, wraps, etc.

(Krista Marshall)

4. Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad has been the standard I compare all others to for years now. It is my hands down favorite and I am beyond thrilled to be able to enjoy it any time I want, rather it’s on their menu or not!

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Best Copycat Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad Tips

  • Keep your canned chicken in the fridge, so your salad will be chilled as soon as it is made.
  • Drain the chicken well and break up any large pieces.
  • Mayonnaise works best, but feel free to substitute salad dressing or Greek yogurt.
  • Don’t peel the apples so they maintain their shape in the salad.
  • This salad is delicious as a sandwich or a wrap.

What To Serve With Copycat Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad:

  • Mango Coleslaw
  • Broccoli and Grape Salad
  • Smiley Fries
  • Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

Other Copycat Recipes To Try Next:

  • Copycat McDonald’s Chicken Snackwrap
  • Copycat Pizza Hut Cavatini
  • Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Copycat Disney Dole Whip

More Chicken Salad Recipes:

  • Grilled Chicken Salad Recipes
  • Martha Stewart’s Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Smoked Chicken Salad
  • The Ultimate Chicken Salad Recipe

Copycat Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad

  • Serves


  • Active Time

    20 min.

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  • Total Time

    30 min.

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  • 2 (12.5-oz) cans premium chunk white chicken, chilled and drained
  • 2 gala apples, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • salt and pepper
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  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, grapes, celery, pecans and apples.

  2. Stir well.

  3. In a small bowl whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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  4. Pour dressing over chicken mixture.

  5. Mix well.

  6. Serve immediately with croissants, buns, bread, etc.

Kitchen Counter

Serves 4-6.

Krista Marshall is the creator of Everyday Mom’s Meals and a full-time stay at home mom. She lives in northern Indiana with her husband of 18 years and their two amazing and busy sons, age 17 and 5. Everyday Mom’s Meals is for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home chef. Krista wants to get families around the table with simply made, delicious food. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter too!

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