copycat chick-fil-a nuggets
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Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets and Chick-fil-A Sauce

Skip the drive-thru and make this takeout fake-out copycat Chick-fil-A nugget recipe. Plus a bonus recipe for a 3-ingredient version of their signature Chick-fil-A sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Soaking & Resting Time20 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, copycat, restaurant, takeout
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Ty



  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1-2 in chunks
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt

Seasoned Flour

  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • canola oil for frying


  • Add the milk, vinegar, and salt, to a bowl to make the brine. Soak the chicken in the brine for at least an hour or more.
  • To a mixing bowl add the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and remaining spices and blend well.
  • Removed the chicken from the brine and place it into the flour mixture. Coat the chicken in the seasoned flour with your hands to turn and coat all sides. Squeeze the flour slightly around the chicken pieces.
  • Shake the excess flour off and allow it to rest while the oil is heated to 325 degrees.
  • Fry in canola oil until golden crisp. About 6-8 minutes.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1909mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg