Kinda Like Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

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

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  1. 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. <br/>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. <br/>Turns out 15 mins is perfect. I think any longer would have been too much. <br/>I also added Paprika to the dry ingredients for color. <br/>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.
  2. 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 ;-)
  3. 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.
  4. Dead on!!! Now we can all have Chik-fil-A on Sundays :)
  5. I rarely prepare deep fried foods, 2-3x a year, this was totally worth it!!! I pounded the chicken breasts and marinated them prior in pickle juice like others mentioned. Fantastic sweet/sour flavor. I am actually craving them a day afterwards..


  1. I made chicken nuggets instead of the sandwich. We loved them so much!! Can't wait to make again, thanks!!!!


I just got married on 07/07/07!! I have lived in Fort Worth, Texas for about 7 years. I have lived in Austin, Corpus Christi and I'm originally from San Angelo, Texas. I love to cook for my family, friends and church. I love trying new recipes. I hope you enjoy the ones that I have posted. If not, please give me your input as to how to improve or any ideas that you might have.
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