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Chick Fil-A copycat


Chick Fil-A copycat

Well, if you ask our little girl what she wants to do for her daddy daughter date you are probably going to hear, “Chick Fil-A”.  Well, I used to love Dairy Queen as a kiddo so I can’t take it away from her. Plus it’s a daddy date so I’m not invited.
When I was little I guess I used to get out of bed a lot and wake up super early. Which is funny because I HATE, DESPISE, DETEST, and VEHEMENTLY PROTEST waking up. I looooove to sleep and take naps. Love it. Anyway, my parents made me a chart when I was like 3 I think. Every day I didn’t get out of bed I got a whale stamp (remember how stamps weren’t all cool yet? It was just an old black ink pad and whale) on the date and after a week I got to go to Dairy Queen. What a treat!
So, I saw a post on Cook Bake and Decorate about Chick Fil-A chicken and when I saw that it had pickle juice I was intrigued. Anyway, I tried, we really liked them and our little one thought it was so cool.
Yup, I’m a cool mom.

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Chick Fil-A copycat

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Chick Fil-A Copycat

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Prep Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 21 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 cups pickle juice Dill

Dipping sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Mayo

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ Sauce


  • Place chicken in the pickle juice for 3-4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk in one bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and seasonings and mix till well incorporated.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil to about 375*.
  • Gather your chicken and drain off the pickle juice.
  • Dip into the egg mix, then dredge into the flour.
  • Place about 8 nuggets at a time into fryer and cook about 4-6 minutes; also till golden brown.
  • Serve with sauce of choice.
Nutrition Facts
Chick Fil-A Copycat
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 10389
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 984.3mg328%
Carbohydrates 258.3g86%
Fiber 11.5g48%
Sugar 59.1g66%
Protein 286.6g573%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • What kind of pickles – sweet, dill, bread and butter?

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    • Hi Cherri, it’s dill!

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      • Thanks. So sorry I missed it in the recipe. Can’t wait to try this

      • No worries! Hope you love it!

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  • These look so good! I love the sauce.

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  • Hey girlie! Thanks for the shout-out! So glad you liked these nuggets. I don't know if you ever saw on my blog or got my previous comment on another post, but you won the Crate n Barrel gift card giveaway on my blog awhile back. You can email me your address and I will ship it out to you! Thanks again Carrian!

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  • Yum I should try that!

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Must Have Patriotic Foods for This 4th of July! 🇺🇸