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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets Recipe

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You already know how much we love Chick-Fil-A Sauce and we had to make something yummy to dip in it. We just had to come up with a copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets recipe.

Have you ever tried Chick-Fil-A Nuggets? They have a perfect crisp crunch and a hint of sweetness. That hint of sweetness was hard to duplicate, but I think we got pretty darn close. Now we can have our fave takeout food at home and the sauce to dip it in. I am still wishing we had a real Chick-Fil-A in our area.

I’ll bet you will surprised to know that a few of the secret ingredients in the Chick-Fil-A Nuggets recipe are pickle juice, confectioner’s sugar and peanut oil.

If you enjoy this Chick-Fil-A nuggets recipe I know you will love these Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipes.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets Recipe

There are several steps to this recipe. You will want to prepare early in the morning or the night before. The nuggets are best served fresh and hot. If you try to reheat them, their just not the same.


  • Marinating
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into nugget size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • Coating Mix
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Frying
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil, or less


  1. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper
  2. Whisk together egg, milk and pickle juice
  3. Add chicken pieces, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Combine flour and, powdered sugar, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag and shake well.
  5. Drain marinade from chicken and discard.
  6. Place chicken into the bag of coating mix.
  7. Shake until chicken is well covered.
  8. Heat 2 inches of oil in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  9. The oil is ready when a drop of water sizzles when added to the pan.
  10. Add nuggets carefully to the oil 8 - 10 at a time.
  11. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Turn the chicken over and allow to cook for and additional 3 - 4 minutes.
  13. Drain well on a plate covered with paper towels.
  14. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!!


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Fast Food Choices Under 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
Fast Food Choices Under 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints

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