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These are the BEST copycat chick fil a nuggets you'll ever try. Made from scratch and given a delicious homemade nugget sauce for dipping, you'll never need to go out again!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Marinade3 hours
Total Time3 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chick fil a nuggets, chick fil a sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 460kcal


Chicken Nugget Ingredients

  • 4 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers townhouse
  • 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Peanut oil for frying

Chick Fil A Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey


Nugget Directions

  • In a large bowl combine the milk and pickle juice. Add the chicken pieces and make sure they are covered. Move the bowl to the fridge to marinate from 1-3 hours.
  • To make the breading for the chicken nuggets use a food processor to finely crush the crackers, breadcrumbs, flour, paprika, pepper, salt and powdered sugar.
  • When you are ready to fry add peanut oil to a deep frying pan, dutch oven or a deep fryer.  You want enough oil to cover the nuggets. Heat the oil to 350-360.
  • You can dredge your nuggets in the breading mixture one by one.  I prefer to place the breading mixture in a ziploc bag, add the nuggets and shake them up until coated.
  • When the oil is hot enough, drop in the nuggets and let them fry 2-3 minutes, until golden brown, turning them over for even cooking. Do this in batches and do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Drain the nuggets of paper towels and repeat with other batches until they are all cooked. Serve with Chick Fil A Sauce and enjoy!

Chick Fil A Sauce Directions

  • In a medium bowl combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk until smooth.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1584mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg