Chick-fil-A Nuggets + Dipping Sauces

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



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