The Masters serves a classic southern chicken salad that is easy to recreate at home. I have a few tips to make it as authentic as the one served at the concession stands. We will discuss ingredient choices, chicken cooking methods, texture, and bread choices.

When Augusta National first introduced its chicken salad, it was served on a sweet butter brioche bun. However, they have changed the bread to a more traditional sliced bread, like the other sandwiches in the concession stands.

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Masters Tournament Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is back on the concessions menu at Augusta National, and it’s even better than before! The National Golf Club has the knack for taking something really great and making it even better, and their concessions are no exception.

Previously, The Masters chicken salad was rolled up and served in a wrap. Then, it was served in a delicious buttery brioche bun. The Masters has changed again, and this year, it is served on honey wheat. I think this is going to be around for a while. It pairs well with all of the other eat in one hand, sandwiches they serve.

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🏌️‍♂️ Masters Chicken Salad

  • This recipe is a classic Southern chicken salad. Augusta National always focuses on excellence, using quality key ingredients to shine, just like they have with this sandwich.
  • Masters Chicken Salad can be made in large batches a few days before a Masters Party.
  • This chicken salad is great on sandwich bread, crackers, or stuffed in the center of a juicy tomato.

Ingredient Notes

There are only a few high-quality, simple ingredients for this Masters chicken salad.

ingredients needed to make copycat chicken salad
  • Chicken: Here is one key to making this Masters chicken salad taste just like it does on the course: You must use very tender chicken. I also believe it’s best to only use white meat, as theirs does not appear to have any dark meat mixed in. I have three ways to make really tender chicken for this chicken salad. If you are in a pinch for time, grab a rotisserie chicken at your local grocery’s deli department.
  • Mayonnaise: I compared the ingredients on the chicken salad bag, and the closest match to mayonnaise is Dukes. Of course, Duke’s is a southern favorite when making chicken salad.
  • Celery: Chop the celery super fine. I cut one stalk into ten even-sized pieces and then chopped that into tiny pieces.
  • Pepper: You can not see the pepper in the actual chicken salad, so use fine ground pepper. To be authentic, it’s in there because it’s listed on the green bag the sandwich is served in.
  • Bread: To make a true copycat chicken salad recipe, you will need to make your sandwiches on honey wheat.
masters egg salad and chicken salad on honey wheat in bags ready to serve at the Masters.

📝 Note: You can find the full recipe with ingredients and measurements in the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

Instructions To Make The Masters Chicken Salad

  1. Shred cooked chicken. I like to beging by cutting it with a knife and then use my hands to pull and crumble it apart. This is a key to making it authentic, the Masters chicken salad does not have large pieces of meat but a smooth texture.
  2. Chop the celery very fine. You can see pieces of celery in the Masters chicken salad however they are very small and blend in.
  3. Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
chicken, celery, mayo and seasonings in a bowl
  1. Using a large spoon, blend the ingredients together. Stir vigorously to break apart any pieces of chicken until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Assembling The Sandwich

  1. To assemble the sandwich, lay two pieces of honey wheat sliced sandwich bread on a cutting board. Scoop about 1/3 cup of chicken salad onto the bread.
  2. Using a spatula or knife, spread the chicken salad evenly all the way up to the edges of the bread.
  3. Place the top piece of bread on. Cut the sandwich in half to form two triangles.
masters chicken salad sandwich on a green wrapper

Authentic Serving Tip

Serving Tip: The Augusta National serves all their sandwiches in green compostable sandwich bags, just in case one gets away from a patron. They are not as noticeable on camera incase one blows away and they are better for the environment.

To make your chicken salad sandwich authentic, order a box of these green compostable sandwich bags.

man holding masters chicken salad at Augusta national

This is my grandson holding his sandwich bag with his foot near the 16th green while eating lunch. As you can see the bag blends in well.

grandson holding masters sandwich bag with food on the coures

🚨 UPDATE: I went to the Masters on Monday (4-2-2023) and discovered they no longer serve their chicken salad on a brioche bun. I purchased the sandwich and brought it home to analyze. I have updated this recipe post to reflect the new bread and, of course, compared the ingredients for the chicken salad vs. the previous year’s ingredients list.

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masters chicken salad sandwich on a green wrapper
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Masters Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe; Copycat

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12 1/3 cup servings
Even if you can not make it to the tournament, you can have a taste of the Masters when you make this copycat Masters Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe. Augusta National serves a classic chicken salad and then elevated by the ambionce of the course.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups chicken, cooked, finely shredded white meat
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced very small
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, Use a good quality mayo such as Dukes.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, fine ground
  • honey wheat bread

Instructions
 

Chicken Salad Spread

  • Shred cooked chicken. I like to beging by cutting it with a knife and then use my hands to pull and crumble it apart. This is a key to making it authentic, the Masters chicken salad does not have large pieces of meat but a smooth texture.
    4 cups chicken
  • Chop the celery very fine. You can see pieces of celery in the Masters chicken salad however they are very small and blend in.
    1/3 cup celery
  • Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
    1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Using a large spoon, blend the ingredients together. Stir vigorously to break apart any pieces of chicken until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Assembling The Sandwich

  • To assemble the sandwich, lay two pieces of honey wheat sliced sandwich bread on a cutting board. Scoop about 1/3 cup of chicken salad onto the bread.
    honey wheat bread
  • Using a spatula or knife, spread the chicken salad evenly all the way up to the edges of the bread.
  • Place the top piece of bread on. Cut the sandwich in half to form two triangles.

Notes

 Recipe Tips
  • Chicken: Here is one key to making this Masters chicken salad taste just like it does on the course: You must use very tender chicken. I also believe it’s best to only use white meat, as theirs does not appear to have any dark meat mixed in. I have three ways to make really tender chicken for this chicken salad. If you are in a pinch for time, grab a rotisserie chicken at your local grocery’s deli department.
  • Mayonnaise: I compared the ingredients on the chicken salad bag, and the closest match to mayonnaise is Dukes. Of course, Duke’s is a southern favorite when making chicken salad.
  • Celery: Chop the celery super fine. I cut one stalk into ten even-sized pieces and then chopped that into tiny pieces.
  • Pepper: You can not see the pepper in the actual chicken salad, so use fine ground pepper. To be authentic, it’s in there because it’s listed on the green bag the sandwich is served in.
  • Bread: To make a true copycat chicken salad recipe, you will need to make your sandwiches on honey wheat.
To make your chicken salad sandwich authentic, order a box of these green compostable sandwich bags.
Serving: 0.33cup, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.2g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
Author: Gina Dickson

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