Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Recipe: Copycat Chick -Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

This is kind of a repost. A while ago I posted a link to my other blog post which had this recipe, but I didn't actually post it on here so I figured I would repost!!

I am in love with Chick-Fil-A. The closest one, however, is up the highway for 15 minutes so we tend to stick to the one delivery place in our town. haha. So, when I found this recipe for copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets I knew I had to try it. Not to mention it was a SKINNY RECIPE!!

The only problem was it called for pickle juice and I had just thrown away my last jar. However, finishing off a jar of pickles is never a problem for me so the next time we headed to the store I was sure to pick up a jar! (Always save the juice!! If you don't want the copycat chicken nuggets, pickle juice is always good for pickle shots!! pickle shots = pickle juice + vodka)

While I was preparing the nuggets, super easy by the way, Mike looked up the recipe for copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce and we tried that out, too!! Yes, I had mac-and-cheese. I have been craving it, but I didn't feel guilty at all. Especially because one serving of these nuggets (4) is only 149 calories!! For full nutritional info see the original recipe at Skinny Mom.

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup pickle juice
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
coconut oil (really any oil)

Cut chicken breast into large nugget size pieces and marinate in the pickle juice for 30-60 minutes. The chicken will shrink just a little when cooking.

Put oil in skillet and heat. The temp should be about 350ยบ. While that is heating up, mix wet ingredients together in a bowl. Then, mix dry ingredients into a separate bowl. 

Place chicken into the wet ingredients. Dip each piece into the dry ingredients and place in the skillet. Cook on each side about 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 

Remove chicken from oil and let dry on a paper towel covered plate. Serve and enjoy!!

Ooops and here's the link to the copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce!!

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  1. Chick-fil-a nuggets are my favorite too! Like I crave them sometimes. lol

  2. They look awesome. I hate frying and prefer to bake but would love if someone made me these!

  3. I love me some Chik-Fil-A and since they don't have them by me making them myself would be great! Thanks!

  4. Love love LOVE Chic-Fil-A... great recipie! Definitely pinning :-D