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Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Nuggets on a plate with waffle fries.
Copycat Chick fil A Chicken Nugget Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

This Copycat Chick fil A Nugget Recipe is amazing! You won't be disappointed with these juicy bite size pieces of chicken.

Servings: 4
  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size cubes
  • 1/2 cup Pickle Juice
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp Powdered sugar
  • 2 teas Salt
  • 1 teas Pepper
  • 1 teas Chili Powder
  • Oil for frying
Chick fil A Honey Mustard Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  1. In a small bowl marinate the Chicken cubes in the Pickle juice 30-60 minutes then drain well.

  2. In a heavy pot or Dutch oven Heat 1 – 1 ½ inches of oil to 350˚-360˚.

  3. In a shallow dish whisk together the Buttermilk and Egg.

  4. In a second shallow dish or sealable container combine the Flour, Powdered Sugar, Salt, Pepper and Chili powder.

  5. Place half of the Chicken into the Buttermilk and stir to coat. Transfer the Chicken to the Flour and coat.

  6. Cook in the hot oil 3 ½ - 4 minutes until deep golden brown, drain on brown paper bag or paper towels.

  7. Repeat with second half of chicken.

  8. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Chick fil A Honey Mustard Sauce
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and mix well.

  2. Chill until serving time.

Recipe Notes

Chic-fil-A uses peanut oil for frying.