Kinda Like Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I say kinda because Chick-Fil-A pressure cooks their chicken but this recipes calls for frying. The taste is pretty good. If you love Chick-Fil-A, you'll like this!! 7/8/08 Per reviews, I have changed the amount of salt on the recipe. The original recipe states 2 tbsp, but it does seem like alot, so I have changed it to 1 tbsp. Thanks for all the reviews!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, beat egg and stir in milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, pepper and salt.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken in milk mixture until moistened.
  4. Roll chicken in flour mix until completely coated.
  5. Fry in oil until chicken is golden brown.
  6. Serve with grilled buttered buns and pickles.
  7. Make 4 sandwiches.
  8. You can cut chicken into bite size pieces and make chicken nuggets. They are great too!


Most Helpful

I live with the biggest Chic-Fil-A fanatic in the world, and said one would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this recipe and the real thing. I did a couple of things differently though. I had heard that the trick to their flavor is that the chicken is marinated in pickle juice.
First I flattened out the chicken breasts, and then added them to a zip lock bag with dill pickle juice. Doesn't take all that much. I originally planned to marinate them for several hours; however, once my roommates learned that I had this recipe, they wouldn't leave me alone until I made them. Soooo total marinate time - 15 minutes.
Turns out 15 mins is perfect. I think any longer would have been too much.
I also added Paprika to the dry ingredients for color.
Now, the one thing I would change for next time is to just add a dash or two of salt. It was a little too salty even at 1 T. The nice suprise was that the powdered sugar didn't over power the flavor. This is a winning recipe Maibelle, & I can't tell you how much we appreciate your share. I'll be making this one often.

SugaJ September 06, 2010

As close as you can get without a pressure cooker! I too marinated the chicken in pickle juice-30 minutes in my case. I dredged in the flour/sugar mixture, dipped in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture again. I did not get that soft/soggy condition another reviewer mentioned. Another tip-I pounded the breasts first which really helped in cooking time and texture. Lovely golden brown chicken packed with flavor. Thank you for posting! Di ;-)

Dib's June 21, 2010

I made this last night and did the pickle marinade for 15 min like one of the other reviewers. My husband took a bite without knowing how I made it and said, "this is just like chick fil a"! The pickle juice is the way to go!!! I marinated it in the juice, dredged it in the flour, dipped in milk/egg and back in the flour.

Angela Z November 26, 2009

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