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My hubby took one bite of these and turned to me and said, Honey, THESE ARE CHICK-FIL-A!!  He also told me that they are an A+.  Our favorite fast food restaurant is Chick-fil-A.  High quality food and high quality service.  But when I found this recipe I thought that there is no way to get them to taste as good.  And the secret ingredient is.... pickle juice!?  What the heck?  Well whatever it was that made these taste identical was amazing.  The whole family gobbled them up!  Then they begged me to make another batch!  And then the Chick-fil-A sauce to dip them in!  Oh MY!!  You must make these now!  

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  I kept everything the same.
Things that I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make these again?  Heck yes!
Recipe From: Iowa Girl Eats

Nugget Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with salt & pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 egg
1-1/4 cups flour
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup peanut oil, divided (or canola or vegetable oil)
Chick-fil-A Sauce
1/2 cup Mayo
2 tsp Prepared Mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Smokey BBQ sauce

  1. Whisk together egg, milk and pickle juice, and pour into a large ziplock bag or bowl. Add chicken pieces and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  2. Combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag. Shake to combine. Remove chicken from the marinade and add into the bag. Shake to coat the chicken completely.
  3. Heat half the oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat (6 or 7 out of 10.) Test the oil by dropping in a bit of the flour mixture. If it sizzles, the oil is ready, if it pops, lower the temperature a bit.
  4. Gently place chicken pieces into the oil with tongs. Do this in 2 batches, as you don’t want to overcrowd the pan. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Turn the chicken over and allow to cook for 3-4 more minutes. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. Heat the remaining oil and continue with the other half of the chicken pieces.
  5. Stir together the Chick-fil-A  dipping sauce ingredients, and serve with the hot chicken bites.