We are crazy about Chick Fil A at our house…is it the nuggets or the sauce? Which came first the chicken nuggets or the sauce? haha…Really it’s the best combination, don’t you think? I’m all for a good copycat recipe, and if you are up for the challenge, you have to make these! You can feed your whole family well with this delicious CopyCat Chick Fil A Nuggets and Sauce recipe. We made a quick video to show you how easy they can be made at home…and so worth it!
I’m already excited to make them again!
I need your advice…I rarely fry anything at home, but on occasion, it’s fun to recreate a delicious recipe like this at home. Here’s my question for you. How do you dispose of your cooking oil after cooled? I let it cool and then put it back into the plastic bottle it came in, to dispose of it. I have heard of people dumping it into the ground, and the ground just absorbs it. Is that strange? I’d love to know what you do when it comes to disposing of cooking oil after use.
CopyCat Chick Fil A Nuggets and Sauce
Just like Chick Fil A, only better because you made it! Feed the whole family with this awesome copycat recipe.
For The Chicken Nuggets
- 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless & skinless) cut into nugget sized chunks
- 1 cup dill pickle juice
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups peanut oil for frying
For The CHICK FIL A Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Make the Dipping Sauce
Start by making the Chick Fil A honey mustard dipping sauce. Combine mayo, honey, lemon juice, dijon mustard and mustard in a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined and sauce is smooth. Move to a smaller bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Chicken Nuggets
In a large glass bowl, add the uncooked chicken nuggets, dill pickle juice and buttermilk. Allow chicken to marinate in this mixture for 30 minutes or longer.
Remove chicken from this mixture and in a new bowl toss with a well beaten egg.
In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine flour, powdered sugar and salt and pepper.
Add the uncooked chicken into the bag and toss to mix well and completely coat the chicken.
In a large wide frying pan, heat peanut oil to medium high heat. Test the oil to see if it's at the right temperature before beginning by a few drops of water into the frying pan. The oil should sizzle, but not pop. Adjust your heat if necessary.
Working in batches, add the uncooked chicken to the hot oil to cook. With tongs, turn each nugget over to cook well on all sides until the nuggets are golden brown. The cook times will vary depending on the size of chicken pieces.
Once browned remove chicken from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Repeat until all chicken nuggets are cooked.
Let nuggets cool a bit. Enjoy with the dipping sauce!
Making This Recipe? Tag us on Instagram: @NoBiggie using the hashtag #NoBiggieRecipes, so we can see what you are making in the kitchen!
I’m excited for you to make them!