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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine amercian
Keyword chick fil a nuggets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 210kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 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