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22 Wendy’s Copycat Recipes to Try at Home

Save money by making one of these Wendy’s copycat recipes at home.

This list includes all your Wendy’s favorites like the baconator, classic chicken sandwich, frosty, spicy nuggets, and more.

Now, you can make a big batch of the copycat Wendy’s chili recipe, which makes an incredibly cheap lunch or dinner.

Wendy’s Copycat Recipes

Wendy's Copycat Chili in a blue bowl topped with cheese with a napkin.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Forget the drive-thru line and price increases; these Wendy’s copycat recipes are cheaper to make at home and delicious.

Wendy’s Copycat Chili

Your search for the perfect Wendy’s copycat chili recipe is over. This recipe has 4.8 stars and over 700 reviews, and many people said it tasted exactly like Wendy’s.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Copycat Chili

(Recipe Credit: Allrecipes)

Wendy’s Baconator Fries

Baconator fries in a white dish.
Photo Credit: CopyKat Recipes

Smothered in cheese and loaded with bacon, these fries make the best side or snack.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Baconator Fries

(Recipe Credit: CopyKat Recipes)

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Copycat Wendy's spicy nuggets on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Homemade nuggets are hard to get right, but these copycat Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets are crispy and have just the right amount of kick.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets

(Recipe Credit: Joshua Weissman)

Asiago Ranch Chicken Club

Wendy's Copycat Asiago Ranch Chicken Club topped with tomatoes and lettuce on a light background.
Photo Credit: Easy Chicken Recipes

This gourmet sandwich has juicy fried chicken, bacon, cheese, creamy ranch, and toppings.

Get the Recipe: Asiago Ranch Chicken Club

(Recipe Credit: Easy Chicken Recipes)

Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Wendy's Copycat BBQ Salad in a wood bowl on a wood background.
Photo Credit: CopyKat Recipes

This salad has an amazing barbecue flavor thanks to the barbecue honey glaze and barbecue ranch. This recipe uses grilled chicken, but you can use rotisserie chicken to save time.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

(Recipe Credit: CopyKat Recipes)

Copycat Wendy’s Frosty (Chocolate)

Chocolate frosty in a cup with blue straw.
Photo Credit: Wondermom Wannabe

Enjoy a Wendy’s frosty anytime with this recipe that tastes even better than the real thing.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Wendy’s Frosty (Chocolate)

(Recipe Credit: Wondermom Wannabe)

Wendy’s Breakfast Baconator

Wendy's Breakfast Baconator Copycat with sausage, bacon, and egg on a bun on a dark background
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

This is another incredible recipe from Joshua Weissman, a YouTuber known for his amazing cooking videos.

His recipe was inspired by the breakfast baconator, and he made tweaks that make it even better.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Breakfast Baconator

(Recipe Credit: Joshua Weissman)

Copycat Wendy’s Chicken Sandwiches

Chicken sandwich with mayo and lettuce on a bun and white background
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Classic Chicken Sandwich

It doesn’t get much better than crispy chicken with mayo on a toasted bun.

Or does it? Add a slice of melted American cheese to make it even more yummy.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Classic Chicken Sandwich

(Recipe Credit: Mashed)

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich Copycat

All the tastiness of the classic chicken sandwich, except spicier, yum.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich Copycat

(Recipe Credit: The Girl on Bloor)

Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty

Wendy's Copycat Strawberry Frosty in mason jar with straw.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

You don’t have to wait until the strawberry frosty returns to Wendy’s; make it anytime your heart desires.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty

(Recipe Credit: CopyKat Recipes)

CopyKat Recipes has even more Wendy’s recipes, plus all kinds of copycat recipes from your favorite restaurants.

Wendy’s French Fries Air Fryer Recipe

Wendy's copycat fries on brown paper.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Crispy and golden, they’re so tasty you’ll want to make a double batch.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Wendy’s French Fries

(Recipe Credit: Fork To Spoon)

Wendy’s Baconator 

Wendy's baconator topped with bacon and cheese on a white background.
Photo Credit: CopyKat Recipes

With two beef patties and plenty of crispy bacon, you’ll devour every bite.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Baconator

(Recipe Credit: CopyKat Recipes)

Wendy’s Taco Salad

Taco salad topped with cheese on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

The chili topping is the secret to Wendy’s having the best taco salad ever. Plus, this salad is filling enough to keep you full for hours.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Taco Salad

(Recipe Credit: The Girl on Bloor)

Wendy’s Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry lemonade with strawberries and lemon slices in Mason jars.
Photo Credit: Two Pink Peonies

Refreshing and full of strawberry flavor, this is a must-make recipe for summer.

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Strawberry Lemonade

(Recipe Credit: Two Pink Peonies) 

Wendy’s Apple Pecan Salad

Apple pecan salad on a spoon.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian

Best recipe review: “This is a great replication of the Wendy’s salad! It truly tastes just like it, but even better! So sweet, refreshing, and delicious.”

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Apple Pecan Salad

(Recipe Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian)

Copycat Wendy’s Dave’s Single, Double, and Triple

Double burger with cheese on a bun.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Copycat Wendy’s Dave’s Single Burger

This recipe uses a griddle or cast iron skillet.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Wendy’s Dave’s Single Burger

(Recipe Credit: Food.com) 

Copycat Wendy’s Dave’s Double Burger

This YouTube video from Ballistic BBQ, walks you through how to make the double burger on the barbecue.

You can use the same technique for a burger with any amount of patties.

Get the Recipe on YouTube: Wendy’s Dave’s Double Burger

More Copycat Wendy’s Recipes

Grilled chicken wrap on a plate plate with french fries.
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Below are even more Wendy’s copycat recipes. They are so good; they don’t need any explanation.

Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Wrap

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Wrap

(Recipe Credit: Kitchen Divas)

Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty Copycat

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty Copycat

(Recipe Credit: Dinner, then Dessert)

Wendy’s Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant

(Recipe Credit: Mashed)

Wendy’s Spicy Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

Get the Recipe: Wendy’s Spicy Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

(Recipe Credit: Mashed)

Copycat Wendy’s Chili Instant Pot Recipe

Wendy's copycat chili in a white bowl with sour cream.
Photo Credit: Eating in an Instant

One recipe reviewer raved, “My picky kid said this was better than Wendy’s chili! Haha! Thanks for keeping us out of the drive-thru!”

Plus, you can make this chili in 40 minutes from start to finish.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Wendy’s Chili Instant Pot Recipe

(Recipe Credit: Eating in an Instant)

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets on a white plate with dipping sauce
Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Earlier in this post, I mentioned the spicy chicken nuggets. Sadly, I scoured the Internet and could not find a copycat for the regular chicken nuggets.

(If you find one, let me know.)

Luckily, I found some fantastic recipes to satisfy your chicken nugget cravings.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

While this might not be a copycat recipe, some reviewers mentioned they liked these nuggets even better than their favorite fast food joint.

Get the Recipe: Baked Chicken Nuggets

(Recipe Credit: Allrecipes)

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Soggy chicken nuggets are the worst, but you will not have this issue if you make this mouthwatering recipe.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

(Recipe Credit: Kitchen at Hoskins)

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2 Comments

  1. Stephanie Manley says:

    Thank you for all of these great recipes! I have flipped this into my flipboard!

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