Do you want to know what makes Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich so good? It’s a question that many have asked — what makes fast food burgers and sandwiches irresistible? When you fall in love with a new dish, you can usually manage to find it online or in a cookbook. Not with fast food — they keep their recipes locked up in a vault where no one can find them. Since we can’t get our hands on the recipe, we’re forced to guess whether the secret sauce is mayo-based, ketchup-heavy, or maybe a magical combination of the two. And how does the chicken stay so juicy?
The Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, according to the chain’s website, is “a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips.” The sandwich is also available with multigrain bread for the health nuts who still love a good fast food sandwich. While no one truly knows the secret to Chick-fil-A’s success, many copycat recipes say the chicken breast should be brined in pickle juice. Yes, that’s most likely what makes their sandwich so good. But make sure you keep it a secret.