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    1 hr 20 mins

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    exzentriker's Note:

    After looking on the internet for days for a Chick-Fil-A copycat and finding only plain old fried chicken recipes, I decided to try and imitate it myself. It came out pretty darn close I think! There are two crucial ingredients chick-fil-a uses that most recipes dont have- pickle juice and sugar. They also use MSG- but its also ok without it if you dont like it. Just cut up the breasts into chunks and follow recipe for nuggets. (Edit: I also have to say I love Chick- Fil-A and that I think they're a great company. I encourage anyone to visit if they can, the staff is always so nice and polite at every location I've been to! Its just too bad they don't have more locations!)

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    Serves: 4


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Pound chicken breasts till they are thin enough for your taste. (I find a lot of breasts are really too thick for a sandwich so I pound out the thick part a little) Cut into chunks if you want nuggets.
    2. 2
      Place chicken in plastic bag with pickle juice and marinate for an hour (preferably overnight).
    3. 3
      Mix up eggs in seperate bowl for the egg wash.
    4. 4
      Mix flour and remaining spices in another shallow bowl.
    5. 5
      Remove chicken from the pickle juice maranade and drain well. Dip into the egg wash and then into the flour mixture.
    6. 6
      Fry the chicken however you prefer here. I pan fried mine in a few tablespoons of oil and it turned out fine. Chick-Fil-A deep fries theirs in a pressure cooker, so you can try that if you are feeling adventurous.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2012


      My husband had been wanting Chik-fil-A, but we refuse to eat there anymore. He also recently had to begin eating gluten-free, so eating fried chicken is usually out. I substituted the flour in this recipe with a gluten free all-purpose flour mix and the basil and oregano with 1 tsp total of italian seasoning, and the chicken came out very close to Chik-fil-A's. I don't like their chicken, but my husband was very excited to be able to have a gluten-free version of their original chicken sandwich, and he said it tasted almost like theirs. Thanks for a good recipe!

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    • on March 09, 2013


      After an hour in the dill pickle juice, I think it started to cook my boneless breasts. I silced two breasts in half horizontally and marinated them in the pickle juice for one hour. While the taste is ok and they look very nice... I had a problem when I cut the chicken. The breading slid off. So... all that work and I have my chicken on one side of the plate and the breading in a heap next to it. This would be a good recipe if I could figure out how to get the breading to stick. It's not Chick-Fil-A but it's still tasty. Thanks for the idea.

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    • on August 01, 2012


      I loved it! So close to the original too. Next time though I am going marinate it under an hour to lessen the pickle taste, but still good.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chick-Fil-A Chicken (And Nuggets) Copycat

    Serving Size: 1 (210 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 426.9
    Calories from Fat 145
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 185.8 mg
    Sodium 709.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 36.7 g

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    pickle juice


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