Friday, July 27, 2012

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Found this recipe on Six Sisters Blog here.

These tasted great and just like Chick-Fil-A.  I ate the entire tray of nuggets.  At some point I think I actually wrestled it off my 5 year old daughter too.  I'm going to counseling :-)

Anyways...they were very delicious.


  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • canola oil for frying (I used extra virgin olive oil because its what I had)

In a large bowl whisk milk and egg together.  Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see

Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (I did for an hour because I had to run errands and it turned out fine)

In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients listed above and stir
In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat  (I did 1/2 inch in a smaller frying pan because my cubes were tiny and it turned out)

Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about a handful of pieces in milk mixture and then into the flour mixture

Make sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil
Cook each side for at least 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out)

Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any oil

Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken and serve


  1. I love chick-fil-a so I know I would love these :-)

    1. These nuggets really do taste just like the real thing :-) Who would have thought the key ingredient is the confectioners sugar in the flour mix.