Copycat Chick-fil-a Nuggets Recipe Will Make You Go Weak in the Knees by Donna John

Poultry Lunch Dinner
2 years ago

Copycat Chick-fil-a Nuggets Recipe Will Make You Go Weak in the Knees

I try not to eat much fast food, but one of my weaknesses is Chick-fil-a. The chicken nuggets and waffle fries make my knees go weak. It's a problem. A friend of mine told me about a copycat Chick-fil-a recipe for nuggets she makes that tastes pretty close to those tender chunks of joy the restaurant sells.

Serve these juicy chicken nuggets with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce. (Try this homemade Chick-fil-a sauce recipe!) Don't forget the cole slaw, mac and cheese and a milkshake

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10  minutes plus 2 hours to marinate
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes plus 2 hours to marinate
Servings: 2 to 4


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir together the milk, pickle juice and egg in a bowl. Put the chicken nuggets into the marinade and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat (375 degrees F). 
  3. Put the flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper and paprika into a food zipper bag. Remove the chicken from the marinade and put it into the bag with the flour mixture. Shake. 
  4. Fry the chicken a few pieces at a time until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. 

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Pickles $2 & Up
Powdered Sugar $2 & Up
Paprika $3 & Up
Flour $2 & Up

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Something about Chick-fil-A bugs me but their food is good so hum.
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds really delicious, Donna John . Chicken nuggets is one thing most family members can agree on, too!
Justmari Beard-Goss
First of all chick-fil-a has to master their OWN recipe before y’all start copying it but you can definitely make them way better 💯

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