Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets – Make your favorite chicken nuggets at home with just a few simple ingredients. Super crispy and so easy to make!
I love making restaurant favorites at home. It is so nice to be able to not have to leave the house every time you get a craving for Panera Macaroni and Cheese. You can make it in about 15 minutes at home, so easy!
So today we are going with a classic and definite favorite of so many people. Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets. And guess what, they are pretty darn easy to make. Plus if you are a fan of Canes Sauce they go perfectly with it.
Chick Fil A kind of has a cult like following, people go crazy for them. They have grown and have lots of locations all over the place now, but when I was growing up, it was something you only saw if we went to Florida. There was just something about them that made them different than other places, so making them at home was a must if we wanted them!
What You Need to Make Chick Fil A Nuggets
So the ingredient list looks a little strange, but trust me they just work together. They are slightly tangy and super tender! And the peanut oil is what gives it the taste you know and love.
- Pickle Juice
- Chicken Breast
- Powdered Sugar
- Salt and Pepper
- Peanut Oil
How to Make Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets
- The key to making these nuggets is to let the chicken sit in the milk, eggs, and pickle juice mixture. This makes the chicken super tender and flavorful.
- Mix together the flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper and paprika in a plastic bag.
- Take pieces of chicken from the liquid and shake them in the flour until they are nicely coated.
- Heat Peanut Oil in a large heavy pot until the oil is about 375 degrees F.
- Once the oil is hot; fry just a few pieces of chicken at a time. You do not want to crowd the pan or the temperature will drop, and the chicken will be soggy and not as crispy. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden.
- Remove chicken from the oil and let cooked chicken drain on a paper towel for a minute before serving.
Chick Fil A Nuggets are way easier to make at home than you think. Pick up some waffle fries from the grocery store and you can have a complete restaurant experience at home! Only so much better.
Using fresh chicken breast meat that you cut up is a big difference. And nothing beats fresh, hot out of the fryer nuggets!
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- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup dill pickle juice
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2 Tbls powdered sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Peanut Oil for frying
- Trim and cut the chicken into bit sized pieces. Whisk egg, pickle juice, and milk together. Place chicken in milk mixture, and cover. Let stand for 2-4 hours in the fridge.
- Place 2 inches of oil into a deep pan. Heat over medium high heat until the oil is hot (375 degrees).
- In a zip-lock bag mix together flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper and paprika. Remove chicken from milk mixture, and place in the flour mixture. Shake to coat.
- Put about 8 nuggets into the pan, be careful not to overcrowd. Cook for about 2-3 minute on each side, or until golden brown.
- Remove chicken and drain on a paper towel. You could place on a rack in a hot oven to keep them warm if you are making a lot of them.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Amount Per ServingCalories 606Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 102mgSodium 3013mgCarbohydrates 105gFiber 1gSugar 70gProtein 27g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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