Wendy’s is famous for a lot of things.  From their chilli to their frosty, there is much to love about the place. Find the best Wendy’s Recipes online!

Wendy’s was started in the 1960s by Dave Thomas in Ohio. He named the place after his daughter, Wendy, of course. He opened the store to serve fresh, made-to-order burgers as many fast food places at the time no longer did that practice. According to Wendy’s website, Chili and frosty have been on the menu since the first Wendy’s opened.

Some of the restaurant’s menu items are heavily sought after in recipe form. The chilli has an almost cult-like following. Did you know that you can make yours hotter by simply asking for the secret chilli sauce?

So if you are hoping to create some fast food at home from your favourite place, sit back and take in these copycat recipes and enjoy! There are old favourites that are not even on the menu anymore and new favourites!  There will surely be something for each family member on this list of delicious copycat Wendy’s recipes.

The Copycat Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Wendys Restaurant Chili Recipe

“Wendy’s” Chili- Living well, Eating Thin(er)

Few people know about Wendy’s chilli recipe because it isn’t actually on the menu. But if you ask them to make it for you, they will be more than happy to do so as long as they have all of the ingredients. Wendy’s chilli recipe is a very healthy meal, provided that you use ground turkey instead of beef and fat-free broth. The secret to making this meal taste just like Wendy’s chilli is adding a few dashes of hot sauce and a couple of packets of ketchup to give it that extra flavour boost.   So if you want to learn how to make Wendy’s chilli at home, follow this simple recipe.

Wendys Frosty Recipe

Dine and Dish

Who doesn’t love Wendy’s frosty? I know that I do! When I was younger, I remember asking my mom to get me one every time we went to Wendys. But the only problem was that they weren’t exactly good for you. However, this copycat recipe is all-natural and highly delicious, just like the original but healthier! The secret ingredient that makes these frosty tastes just like Wendys is coffee creamer.

I used Coffee Mate in mine because that is what I had on hand at the time, but you can use whatever kind of coffee creamer you want as long as it has some creaminess to it. If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, then check out these plant-based milk substitutes.

Wendys Recipe for Pecan Salad

Wendys Recipe - pecan salad

Noshing with the Nomads 

The apple pecan chicken salad from Wendy’s tastes like autumn in your mouth. There are many copycat recipes for this salad online, but most of them use greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, making it taste nothing like the original fast-food chain. If you want to learn how to make a Wendy’s apple pecan chicken salad at home, then this recipe might be one of the best.

Wendy’s Taco Salad

Wendys Taco Salad

An affair from the Heart

If you’re following a strict weight loss diet, taco salad might seem like the last thing on your meal list. It’s true that tacos — and salads, for that matter — may not be the most calorie-conscious menu options. But if you make your taco salad with whole-grain shells or tortillas and keep your other ingredients in check, it can fit into your weight loss plan.

Ingredients: – beans, green leaf lettuce – shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomato – green onion sour cream, cooked chicken breast, prepared salsa –  taco shells or tortillas

Wendys Honey Mustard Sauce

Wendys honey mustard recipe

The Slow Roasted Italian

Who doesn’t love wendy’s honey mustard sauce? You can get this fantastic sauce with your chicken nuggets and as a dipping sauce for french fries. But did you know that they also use it in their salad dressing? It may not come as a surprise, but I only found out about this hidden gem when I went to Wendys twice in one day. I wasn’t sure if they accidentally gave me the wrong sauce at first, but it turns out that this hidden menu item is genuine, and I’m so glad that it is because their honey mustard dipping sauce is delicious!

Grilled Chicken-Asiago Ranch Club- Wendys Recipe – Copycat

Chicken Asiago Ranch Sandwich

Kraft Foods 

Grilled Chicken Asiago Ranch Club Sandwich is yummy, healthy, and packed with flavour. Grilled chicken, covered in Asiago cheese, with a toasted bun,.

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Wendys Spicy Chicken Recipe

Fork To Spoon 

The spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s is one of their most popular sandwiches, and it can be considered a healthy alternative to the big mac. However, it is often difficult to find this item on Wendy’s menu unless you ask them to make it for you. So if you want to know how to make a spicy chicken sandwich at home, follow her recipe.


Berry Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

The Better Baker

This recipe has many different ingredients: fruit, crunchy almonds, and asiago cheese covered in a  raspberry vinaigrette! It is a total party in your mouth! I love nuts in my salad, whether almonds or pecans, I think they belong in all salads, and I love the fruit in this one in a combination. However, it is not veggie intense; it would make a great salad on a summer day to a potluck event, or even just as aside.

Wendy’s Dave’s Single Burger

Wendys Dave Single Burger


The key to a great burger is crisp fresh vegetables. Firm onions and tomatoes make a great-looking burger.  The homemade burger patty is made out of ground sirloin, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, then get a bun of your choice, and add some American cheese and vegetables topped with sauce on your toasted bun.

Inspired:  Crispy Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Colleen Christensen Nutrition

If you love spicy chicken nuggets from the Wendy’s Menu, here is a beautiful way to re-create something similar to the famous Wendy’s New Spicy Chicken Nuggets.


Healthier Version of Vanilla Frosty

Healthier Wendys frosty recipe

Chocolate Covered Katie

if you don’t think you can handle the intensity of the Wendys original copycat frosty recipe, try this healthier version without the heaviness of heavy lactose ingredients. I’m not saying it’ll be easier on the waistline, but it is an alternative to an everyday Milkshake style.