Monday, September 19, 2011

Homemade Chick-fil-A nuggets

I know! 
I could hardly believe it either
You can make Chick-fli-A nuggets
whenever you want at home for cheaper
and they taste just as yummy

I made them for dinner last week and
Hubby thought I just went and bought them 
and set them on a plate until
he saw the mess and a pan full of oil :)
That is how close they are to the original 

Here are the ingredients 
-8 chicken tenderloin strips boneless and skinless
(you can use full breast but I buy the tenderloins and they are easier 
for the nuggets)
-1 cup milk
-i egg
-1 1/4 cups flour
-5 TBSP powdered sugar
-2 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1/2 tsp chili powder
-Canola oil for frying 

(this makes about 30-40 nuggets)

Here is what you want to do:

First off you want to thaw your chicken
and then cut each tenderloin strip into 4-5 pieces 
(this is a perfect size for the nuggets)

In a small bowl whisk together your egg and 
1 Cup of milk 
Place your cut chicken pieces in the bowl
cover the bowl and set in the fridge to marinate 
for at least 1 hour
(I did mine for 2 hours and that was perfect)

When your chicken is done marinating
It is time to make your breading
-In a large plastic bag combine
the flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper and 
chili powder 
-Shake the bag mixing it all together
-Put your chicken pieces in the bag of breading 
(leaving all the liquid in the bowl)
-Shake the bag coating all the chicken

-put enough oil in your pan or wok to be able to cover the chicken
-I let it heat up on medium/high heat until it started bubbling a little
and then I knew it was ready
you could also drip a few drops of water in it to see if it bubbles
-Then you are going to place 6-8 breaded chicken pieces in the oil at a time
(you don't want to do any more than that or they won't cook evenly)
-Leave them in the oil for 3 minutes 
-Take them out and put them on a plate with a paper towel 
to soak up the extra oil
-Then do your next batch and repeat until they are all fried

And they should look a little somethin like this 
and just taste like amazingness 

Of course I paired it with some BBQ sauce and honey for dipping
and some cole slaw 
since that is my fav combo at Chick-fli-A

I promise you will not be disappointed 
and they are so EASY not to mention
I had all of the ingredients just laying around my house 
I didn't have to buy anything for this recipe 
which is always a bonus 

They were a HUGE hit in this house
I will be making these at least once a month I am sure

This recipe is linked to these parties and HERE

Todays Creative Blog


The DIY Show Off

I hope you try it out :)
My recipe is adapted from


  1. Yummy! We LOVE Chick fil-A around my house. I must make this, my kids & husband would be very happy!

  2. Oh my gosh. I'm gonna have to work up the energy to try these out. Chick fil a is my favorite!

  3. Those sound so yummy right now. I am definitely going to try them!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. I am so terrified of frying anything. I feel like I'm going to burn my house down or something. But these look fantastic. And now I'm craving Chickfila for lunch...

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  6. Be careful!!! Adding water to hot grease can cause a fire! Thanks for the post, I will try these babies tomorrow!

  7. I'm making these as I type this. They're turning out so great and I keep sampling each batch as I take them out of the oil. Hopefully we'll still have enough for dinner. :P

    Thanks for this great recipe! :)

  8. They were tasty Whit! Thanks for the yummy recipe:)

  9. How can these be made to be frozen and pulled out in batches?

  10. The only thing I can think off to make them frozen. It to make them just as I said and then freeze them and then when you want them they will already be cooked so you can just stick them in the oven until they are warm and crispy. I hope that is helpful

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