The Clever Way To Make A Chick-Fil-A Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken, bacon, and ranch comprise tons of recipes, and everyone puts their own twist on it. There's chicken, bacon, and ranch pizza; chicken, bacon, and ranch casserole; chicken, bacon, and ranch salad; you get the idea. Have you ever had that trio on a sandwich? With a sandwich, there's added value considering the buns enable you to hold them, compared to the casserole or salad. If you can't make a chicken bacon ranch sandwich at home, there are a few fast food and fast-casual restaurants that have them on their menus.

For example, popular fast food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr. introduced a chicken bacon ranch sandwich, burger, and fries in 2021, per QSR. Additionally, casual American restaurant chain Applebee's added a few chicken bacon ranch sandwiches to its menu in January 2023 (via ChewBoom). Conveniently, there's a pretty easy secret menu hack that enables you to order a chicken bacon ranch sandwich from your local Chick-fil-A.

This secret menu hack only takes a few modifications

Per The Krazy Coupon Lady, order a regular grilled chicken sandwich and ask to substitute sliced grilled chicken for the grilled chicken filet. Make sure to ask for a multigrain brioche bun, too. Then, add lettuce, tomato, bacon, and two packets of Garden Herb Ranch, which you'll spread on the inside of both buns, and that's it. However, we found an easier way to make the same sandwich in a simpler way. According to the Chick-fil-A menu, you can order a very similar sandwich already on the menu, which makes customizing it easier. To do that, order the Grilled Chicken Club sandwich which is already prepared with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. This sandwich does include cheese, so you can remove it if you prefer. After that, add your Garden Herb Ranch and sliced grilled chicken substitute and you're all set!

A couple of honorable mentions on the secret menu are the Chick-n-mac sandwich and the buffalo chicken sandwich (via The Krazy Coupon Lady). For the Chick-n-mac sandwich, order a bowl of macaroni and cheese and an original Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich without pickles, then add the pasta to the sandwich. For the buffalo chicken sandwich, all you have to do is order a Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich with extra pickles (or an original chicken sandwich if you don't want your sandwich too spicy) and a couple packs of buffalo sauce. Add the sauce yourself and enjoy!