Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets are tender and juicy bits of chicken, perfectly seasoned and fried. These copy cat nuggets will quickly become a family favorite!
Servings 6 servings
- 3 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup pickle juice
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- Peanut Oil for frying
Cut up the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. Add them to an air tight container or bag with the pickle juice. Allow them to soak for 2-3 hours.
Once your chicken is done marinating, whisk the egg in a small bowl and in a large baggie, combine all of the breading ingredients.
A few chicken pieces at a time, dredge in the egg and then put it into the breading baggie.
Zip the baggie shut and then shake to coat the chicken.
Remove from the baggie and set on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Heat your peanut oil over medium high heat until it reaches 350°. You'll want to keep your oil around 300°-350° the entire time you are frying, so keep your instant read thermometer handy and adjust your heat accordingly.
Fry your chicken nuggets until they are golden brown the internal temp reads 165°. This should take about 5-10 minutes to fry. Depending on how deep your oil is, you may need to flip your chicken nuggets halfway through.
Allow the chicken nuggets to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1315mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg