Friday, November 4, 2011

Copy Cat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

I LOVE Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets!  I don't know why, but they just make me happy!  They taste great and are probably just a smidge healthier than a Big Mac. :-)  Wednesday night I was out of dinner ideas when a friend on Facebook posted about Chick-Fil-A.  Instant craving.  Then I remembered that I had pinned a copy cat Chick-Fil-A chicken nugget recipe!  AND...I just so happened to have everything I needed to make them!  I switched just a couple of things up to accommodate our tastes and what we had on hand.  So here you go!

In a bowl beat one egg with one cup of milk,

Next trim the fat off of two boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cut them into bite size chunks.
Put the chunks in the egg/milk mixture, cover and marinade for 2-4 hours.  I could not believe how tender and moist this made the chicken!  It was awesome!
In a ziplock bag mix 1 1/4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.  I also added about a teaspoon of my favorite season salt. :-)
Use a fork or slotted spoon to put the marinaded chicken into the flour mixture.  Make sure the ziplock bag is well zipped and shake away!  You want to make sure that all the chunks are covered well in the flour mixture.

Heat about 1.5-2 inches of oil (we just used vegetable oil) to about 375°F.  This is about a medium-medium high heat.   Cook on each side for about 1-1.5 minutes.  You don't want your oil too hot or your nuggets will burn before they are completely cooked.  Too cool and your nuggets will be soggy.  Drain on a paper towel.

Serve with your favorite sauce (mine is honey mustard) and side and enjoy!
This recipe got RAVE reviews from my family.  My niece told me they were "DE-LISH-OUS!" and my nephew told me I was "a great cook".  My boys gobbled them up and I couldn't stop snacking on them while I was cooking!
  I will hold the same stance as the original recipe poster...I'm not claiming this will taste EXACTLY like Chick-Fil-A, but they are really good and will definitely cure a craving!  For sure a Pinterest PASS!

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  1. Thanks! It really is good! :-)

  2. How close are they to the real thing? I'm so curious! I'll have to try these soon too.

  3. Oh they look super yummy - and really easy to make!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. April, what I like best about Chick Fil A nuggets is how tender they are! And these are definitely yummy and tender! I think I'll have to make them again and have an order of Chick Fil A ones to taste and see how close they are! :-)

  5. Thanks Jill! They are REALLY simple to make!

  6. These look so good. Great. Now I'm craving them. Thanks for linking up on TTT!

  7. That's how I felt too Mandy! It's nice that they are so easy to make so you can give into the craving! :-)

  8. Oh my, my grandkids would love these!!

  9. Coming over from Tasty Tuesday. I have never eaten at Chick-Fil-A, but your recipe looks really great. I will have to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thanks Kitty! They were a HUGE hit with the kids! :-)

  11. I can't wait to try these!! Thanks so much for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!! We love these nuggets!!

  12. Great minds..... kind of. Everyone had Shake and Bake chicken strips and peas. I threw in cupcakes since everyone ate all their veggies ;-)

  13. Lana...that's what I was missing! CUPCAKES!! :-)

  14. Sorry I am getting over late to let you know--You've been featured at in my Saturday Showcase.


  15. Awesome! Thanks for the feature Cheri!

  16. Paula,

    Did you also make the honey mustard sauce? I am addicted to chick-fil-a's sauce as well as the nuggets...

  17. Stephanie, yes I made the honey mustard sauce also. :-) I believe it was just a mixture of honey, mustard and mayo. I would have preferred it a little more spicy. :-)

  18. Try instead marinating in pickle juice for at least 2 hours( up to overnight). Then coat in the egg/milk mixture and then the breading. I think you'll be surprised at how similar they are to chick fil a.

  19. Clicked over from the "What's for dinner this week?" post, and these look soooo yummy! We love Chick-Fil-A too (maybe a little too much) :-)


  20. Chick-Fil-A cooks in peanut oil and it makes a difference. I bet if you did that it would taste just like theirs :)

  21. Absolutely love this recipe!! My hubby's favorite! Posting it on my blog tonight and linking over to you (If thats ok :) )



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