These breakfast sandwiches are the absolute best! If you’ve tried them at Chick-fil-A, you know what I’m talking about. Most people don’t think of grilled chicken as a breakfast food, but this sandwich is so easy with a little weekend prep and tastes amazing.

chicken breakfast sandwich copycat chickfila egg white grill

As a dietitian, I’m totally into a good breakfast. It can set the foundation for a great day both mentally and physically. Having a healthy and satisfying breakfast ready to go on Monday morning really makes me feel like I’m on top of things! A higher-protein option like these egg white grill sandwiches can help promote greater satiety throughout the morning, aid in the maintenance of lean mass, and promote optimal post-workout recovery after a morning workout. I love that Chick-fil-A created a breakfast sandwich that includes grilled chicken, because it’s a much more optimal protein choice than typical breakfast meat choices. It’s lower in sodium, lower in saturated fat, and doesn’t contain the added nitrates that bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon do.

Instructions

The only part of this meal that requires significant prep is the chicken. To start, cut your chicken breast in half thickness-wise to yield two large, thin pieces of chicken. Then, cut each of these pieces in half width-wise so that you have a total of 4 pieces of chicken about the size of your palm. Place these in a bowl and toss with the pickle juice, cover with plastic wrap, set in the fridge, and let marinate for 2+ hours.

When ready to cook, remove from marinade and place on grill; cook to internal temp 165F or higher, flipping as needed as bottom starts to form grill lines. You can use the same technique on an indoor grill like a George Foreman, or you can cook in a pan or in the oven in a similar way, just check for that internal temp.

Spray a ramekin or microwave-safe bowl with cooking spray and crack an egg into the bowl; cover and microwave 45 seconds or until yolk is set. When chicken and egg are done, assemble sandwich with english muffin and a slice of cheese, and wrap in foil! In the morning, remove from foil and microwave 15 seconds or toss sandwiches (in foil) into the oven at 200F to heat back up for ~20 mins. Take foil-wrapped sandwiches on the go for a warm sandwich with gooey cheese!

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chicken breakfast sandwich copycat chickfila egg white grill

Copycat Chick-fil-A Egg White Grill – Quick & High Protein Breakfast Sandwich

  • Author: Rae
  • Prep Time: 2.25 hrs
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 57 minute

Ingredients

– 4 English muffins (whole wheat or regular)

– 1 large boneless chicken breast (I used Pasturebird chicken breast)

– 3/4 cup egg whites

– 4 sharp cheddar cheese slices

– pinch of salt

– 1/2 cup pickle juice (to marinate chicken)


Instructions

To start, cut your chicken breast in half thickness-wise to yield two large, thin pieces of chicken. Then, cut each of these pieces in half width-wise so that you have a total of 4 pieces of chicken about the size of your palm. Place these in a bowl and toss with the pickle juice, cover with plastic wrap, set in the fridge, and let marinate for 2+ hours.

When ready to cook, remove from marinade and place on grill; cook to internal temp 165F or higher, flipping as needed as bottom starts to form grill lines. You can use the same technique on an indoor grill like a George Foreman, or you can cook in a pan or in the oven in a similar way, just check for that internal temp.

Spray a ramekin or microwave-safe bowl with cooking spray and crack an egg into the bowl; cover and microwave 45 seconds or until yolk is set. When chicken and egg are done, assemble sandwich with english muffin and a slice of cheese, and wrap in foil! In the morning, remove from foil and microwave 15 seconds or toss sandwiches (in foil) into the oven at 200F to heat back up for ~20 mins. Take foil-wrapped sandwiches on the go for a warm sandwich with gooey cheese!



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4