Copycat Chic-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets


  • 4 Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Peanut Oil or Canola Oil for Frying


First, combine the chicken and pickle juice in a medium size bowl. Place a lid or plastic wrap on the bowl.

This needs to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 60 minutes. However, it is best overnight so the chicken has plenty of time to marinate in the pickle juice.

Then, take the chicken from the fridge and drain the pickle juice.

Get out a small bowl and whisk together the milk and egg. Pour this mixture over the chicken pieces.

Then you will need a large ziplock bag. Add the flour, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper and seal the bag. Shake to combine all of the ingredients.

Make sure to drain any excess milk mixture off the chicken before putting in the ziplock bag with the flour mixture. Once the chicken is in, seal the bag and shake so that the chicken is well coated in the flour mixture.

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. You can also use a deep fryer. The heat of the oil should be 350 degrees.
nuggets in deep fryer cooking

Start to add the chicken to the hot oil. You will need to work in batches and cook until the chicken is golden brown and crispy. It does not take long at all so keep a close eye on the chicken. It normally takes about 3 to 5 minutes to cook.

Line a plate with a paper towel and place the cooked chicken on it. The paper towel will help to soak up the excess oil.

These are best served warm immediately out of the pan.

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