Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
I shared this recipe a couple of years ago and it’s one of my most popular recipes on my blog. *Very Kid-Friendly*

Unfortunately (and fortunately) we don’t have a Chick-fil-A close to our house. So when the kids get Chick-fil-A, it’s a really special treat. This copycat recipe is so easy and a huge hit at our house. I usually pair the nuggets with some green beans or raw veggies, but fries do the trick too!

These nuggets are also perfect for when you’re on-the-go. Throw them in a bento box with the sauce and head out the door.

WARNING! These nuggets go fast so make sure you cut up enough chicken! I usually do 2 lbs. if all the kids are home.

Lastly, my recipe calls for peanut oil… it makes them taste like the real thing. If you have a peanut allergy in your house, substitute with vegetable oil.


PREP TIME: 1 hour (marinate)
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless diced up chicken
  • 1 ½ cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • Peanut oil
  1. Combine 1 cup of milk and 1 egg in a large bowl
  2. Add diced up chicken, cover and put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  3. Combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl for dipping
  4. When chicken is finished marinating, dip chicken in milk and egg bowl and then dredge in dry ingredients
  5. Heat quite a lot of peanut oil in a skillet
  6. Take battered chicken, shake off excess batter and fry in skillet
  7. Let fry until golden brown
  8. Remove chicken to a plate with paper towels to soak up excess grease
  9. Repeat process until all chicken is fried
  10. Serve with dipping sauces and your favorite sides
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce

Mix together and serve

  • ½ cup California French Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Mix together and serve

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets




Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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