Chick-Fil-A is an amazing chicken fast food restaurant. My exposure to the fine chicken delicacies had been limited but their wonderfully simple sandwiches call to me. A lightly floured chicken breast on a honey wheat bun with sweet pickles: straightforward and scrumptious.
A friend had worked at one during high school and he divulged a bit of their secrets. The chicken comes prepackaged in a secret buttermilk mixture that the restaurant adds some pickle juice to. The breasts are then dredged in their secret flour mixture and fried.
Chicken Salad (Chick-Fil-A style)
1 Cup Chicken Breast
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Pickle Juice
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons Barbeque Sauce
1 Teaspoon Thyme
Cook the chicken breast in butter and pickle juice. The pickle juice adds a great flavor and adds moisture to the chicken. Mix rest of ingredients in bowl and add chicken while its still warm. This helps the flavors penetrate the chicken even more. Fridge for at least an hour before serving. I like to top my sandwich with some bacon, then again who wouldn’t?