There's nothing like a Chick-fil-A chicken nugget. Crispy and poppable, I prefer Chick-fil-a nuggets to Chick-fil-A sandwiches a million to one. And you know the one day I always crave them? Sunday. It's like clockwork, throughout the week I plan my meals but on Sundays, we are usually hiking or going to the park, with no food plans. My boyfriend and I always look at each other and say the same thing, "Why do we crave Chick-fil-A on Sundays?" Thankfully, the one day they are closed we can make copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets at home, Chick-fil-A sauce and all.

How to Make Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Wanna know the secret to these delicious golden brown chicken pieces? Dill pickle juice and powdered sugar. I never said these fried chicken nuggets were healthy.

To begin, cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Add the chicken to a large bowl and add in the dill pickle juice and milk. Let the mix mixture sit for 30 minutes and marinate the chicken. Drain chicken.

Meanwhile, prepare the copycat Chick-fil-A dipping sauce by mixing together mayonnaise, honey, mustard, BBQ sauce, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice.

Heat a fryer or dutch oven over medium heat and fill with peanut oil or vegetable oil.

In a large bowl combine milk and a large egg. Add the marinated chicken and toss gently to coat, draining off the excess egg mixture if needed.

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In a gallon-size bag or a large bowl, whisk together the breading, which consists of all-purpose flour, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and powdered sugar. Add in the chicken and mix, tossing the flour mixture to coat.

Working in batches to prevent the chicken from crowding, add chicken to the hot oil and cook until brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Serve with the copycat honey mustard sauce. Actually serve all your fried foods with this sauce.

Get the recipe here. 

Does this copycat recipe taste exactly like the real thing? No, but it comes pretty darn close without having to drive thru the fast food restaurant.

Watch: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Chick-Fil-A

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

To begin, cut boneless skinless chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Add the chicken to a large bowl and add in the dill pickle juice and 1/2cup milk. Let the mix mixture sit for 30 minutes and marinate the chicken. Drain chicken.

Heat a fryer or dutch oven over medium heat and fill with peanut oil or vegetable oil, about 2 inches.

In a large bowl combine 1 cup milk and a large egg. Add the marinated chicken and toss gently to coat, draining off the excess egg mixture if needed.

In a gallon-size bag or a large bowl, whisk together the breading, which consists of all-purpose flour, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and powdered sugar. Add in the chicken and mix, tossing the flour mixture to coat.

Working in batches to prevent the chicken from crowding, add chicken to the hot oil and cook until brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining chicken and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Potassium 538mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 6%
Calcium 9%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.