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Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken strips, nuggets, or sandwich with this versatile and easy chicken recipe

What You Need
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Slice your chicken into strips lengthwise and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the pickle juice and 1/2 cup of the milk and let marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, heat the peanut oil in a large skillet or soup pot over medium heat.
  4. Whisk together the remaining milk and egg.
  5. In a large Ziplock bag, combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper.
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinate, dip into the milk-egg mixture and then add a few at a time to the bag.
  7. Seal and shake until the strips are fully coated.
  8. In batches, carefully add 4-5 strips of chicken to the hot oil and cook on each side for about 3-5 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil as you continue working in batches.
  10. Serve with honey mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Want to have ChickFilA nuggets instead? Cut down your recipe and watch the cooking time as the chicken will cook faster. 
  • Prefer to have a Copycat ChickFilA Sandwich? Not a problem either! Same recipe, just use a boneless, skinless chicken breast and let cook a bit longer.