“Chik Fil A” Chicken Nuggets

So…I love Chik Fil A. The nuggets are fantastic and the Chik Fil A sauce is spectacular.

Well, last month when C.J. and I were both getting to stay  stuck at home because of an inch of snow covering about 3 inches of ice, we were able to enjoy hot, fresh chicken nuggets very similar to those at Chik Fil A.

This copycat recipe is wonderful and pretty easy.

I still haven’t found a good copycat recipe for the Chik Fil A sauce…but you can always get some of that from the actual restaurant.




  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup milk and pickle juice. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight; drain well.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup milk and egg. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine; drain excess milk mixture.
  4. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken, flour and confectioners’ sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve immediately.


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