Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

A delicious copycat recipe, this Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich is a fast food favorite that you can make (even better!) at home!

A TASTY COPYCAT CHICKEN RECIPE

One of my absolute favorite fast food sandwiches is the Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich. I enjoy making copycat recipes at home. Especially on Sundays when I can’t get my Chick-fil-A fix! I actually think this recipe might just be better than the original. I may be biased but seriously this sandwich is so, so good that you are going to want to make them all summer long. Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and the delicious homemade honey roasted bbq sauce, you really just cannot get any better!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What cheese is best to use?

For this sandwich, Chick-fil-A offers pepper jack or colby jack so you can take your pick. If you want a little spice add the pepper jack, if you want it mild, go with the colby jack.

Do I have to use multigrain buns?

While this is true to the original recipe, you can use whatever buns that you’d like. Just make sure that they are sturdy enough to hold all that this sandwich offers.

Do I have to use the sauce?

If you want to keep to the original version you will want to use the honey roasted bbq sauce. This is a simple recipe to whip up and goes great with a lot of other things. If you do not want to use it, you can top this with any of your favorite condiments.

Can I use thin cut chicken breasts?

I know thick cut chicken breasts aren’t always easy to find. Or sometimes they end up being too thin. So use your best judgment.

What does the sandwich taste like?

The chicken marinade is what really makes this sandwich. It is the most flavorful, juicy chicken and it is all balanced out with the toppings and the amazing flavor of the bbq sauce.

When do I know my chicken is done?

Your chicken will be done when an internal thermometer reaches 165F degrees at the thickest part.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored unassembled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in airtight containers. The chicken can also be frozen. Place in a freezer container where it will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove from the freezer and place in the refrigerator overnight until thawed. Rewarm in the microwave or oven – just until heated, otherwise it can dry out. You can also serve them cold for a cold version of the sandwich.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • dill pickle juice
  • whole milk
  • powdered sugar
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • mayonnaise
  • sweet bbq sauce
  • honey
  • dijon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • pepper jack or colby jack cheese
  • Multigrain buns lettuce tomato bacon
Ingredients needed: chicken breasts, dill pickle juice, whole milk, powdered sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, kosher salt, smoked paprika, mayonnaise, sweet bbq sauce, honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, pepper jack or colby jack cheese , multigrain buns, green leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomato slices and applewood smoked bacon.

HOW TO MAKE A CHICK-FIL-A GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH:

Cut the breasts in half lengthwise, set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the pickle juice, milk, powdered sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and paprika.

Marinade mixed together in bowl.

Add the chicken to the marinade and coat the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours (the longer the better.)

Chicken added to marinade.

While the chicken is marinating, make the sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise bbq sauce, honey, dijon, lemon juice, and paprika. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Honey roasted bbq sauce mixed together in bowl.

Preheat the grill over medium heat. Cook the chicken, flipping occasionally until an internal temperature reaches 165°F in the thickest part of the breast, up to 15 minutes total. Take off the heat and top each piece of chicken with a slice of cheese to melt slightly.

Chicken breasts being grilled.

To assemble, remove the tops off the buns, add lettuce and a tomato slice on the bottom half. Add a piece of chicken followed by a slice of cheese and bacon (broken in half so it fits.) Spread the honey roasted bbq sauce on the bottom side of the top bun. Place the bun on top and enjoy

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich on wooden board with waffle fries around it and drinks in background.

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Chick-Fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

A delicious copycat recipe, this Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich is a fast food favorite that you can make (even better!) at home!

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Course: Lunch, Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich Recipe, Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

Prep time: 15th minutes

Cook Time: 15th minutes

Marinate:: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

Calories: 868kcal

Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 respond powdered sugar
  • 1 test garlic powder
  • 1 test onion powder
  • 1 test black pepper
  • 1 test kosher salt
  • ¼ test smoked paprika

For the honey roasted bbq sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sweet bbq sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 s tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 respond lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • ½ test smoked paprika

To assemble:

  • 4 slices pepper jack or Colby jack cheese
  • 4 multigrain buns
  • green leaf lettuce
  • beefsteak tomato slices
  • 4 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon cooked crispy

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Instructions

  • Cut the breasts in half lengthwise, set aside.

  • In a large bowl whisk together the pickle juice, milk, powdered sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and paprika.

  • Add the chicken to the marinade and coat the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours.

  • While the chicken is marinating, make the sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise bbq sauce, honey, dijon, lemon juice, and paprika. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  • Preheat the grill over medium heat. Cook the chicken, flipping occasionally until an internal temperature reaches 165°F in the thickest part of the breast, up to 15 minutes total. Take off the heat and top each piece of chicken with a slice of cheese to melt slightly.

  • To assemble, remove the tops off the buns, add lettuce and a tomato slice on top. Add a piece of chicken followed by a slice cheese and a piece of bacon (broken in half so it fits.)

  • Spread the honey roasted bbq sauce on the bottom side of the top bun. Top off the sandwiches and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use any bun that you like, but multigrain is common.
  • If you want a kick choose pepper jack, if you want more mild choose colby jack.
  • The chicken can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • The sauce really makes this sandwich and highly recommend making, if you do not want to make you can use any other condiment you’d like.
  • You can use thin cut chicken breasts, we just do not want them to be super thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 15thg | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2240mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 3mg

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About Brandie @ The Country Cook

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I like to say the recipes on here are recipes for the busy cook (you know who you are). You can still get a good meal on the table, with a few shortcuts to help you along the way. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Read more…

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