Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich Recipe | Moms Need To Know ™ (2024)

by Mindi Cherry

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Get the delicious taste of Chick Fil'A any day of the week (even Sunday) with this copycat Chick Fil'A Chicken Sandwich recipe!

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Oh - I love Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, but I never seem to get them. Either I just don't feel like driving to get them, or I get a craving for them on a Sunday (when they are closed), or I just don't feel like spending the money that day.

When my children were younger, we were at Chick-Fil-A at least once a week for lunch. Their playland is ideal for the younger children and there were ALWAYS a bunch of moms there (so I got some adult contact as well). I also absolutely adore their lemonade, which is why I came up with my own copycat Chick Fil A Lemonade recipe!

Chick-Fil-A sandwiches have a very distinct flavor - unlike that of any other fast food chicken sandwich. This can be credited to two very important things: marinating the chicken in pickle juice and frying the chicken in peanut oil.

I know that some people will try to make this and substitute olive or vegetable oil for the peanut oil. Let me say this right now - I guarantee you that it won't taste the same and won't be a true copycat Chick Fil A chicken sandwich recipe...it just won't.

To make it, you will need:

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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz each - or 4 4 oz chicken breasts)
  • ½ cup pickle juice (just use the juice from any pickle jar)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 cup peanut oil for frying
  • 4 Hamburger Buns (buttered and toasted)
  • Pickle Slices

Making it is easy!

First, you are going to want to pound your chicken breasts flat and cut them in to 4 pieces - then you want to marinate your chicken in the pickle juice for at least an hour.

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Beat your eggs and then combine ally your dry ingredients together. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the flour mixture

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Cook for about 2 minutes on each side and then serve on the buns with pickle slices!

Scroll down for complete directions!

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You might want to also try these other copycat recipes:

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  • Copycat Twinkies
  • Copycat Wendy's Chili
  • Copycat Wegman's Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder Soup - coming soon!

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Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Get the delicious taste of Chick Fil'A any day of the week (even Sunday) with this copycat Chick Fil'A Chicken Sandwich recipe!

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Author: Mindi

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 8 oz each – or 4 4 oz chicken breasts
  • ½ cup pickle juice just use the juice from any pickle jar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 cup peanut oil for frying
  • 4 Hamburger Buns buttered and toasted
  • Pickle Slices

Instructions

  • Place chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper or in a freezer bag and pound gently with the flat side of a mallet until about ½″ thick.

  • Cut each breast into 2 equal pieces.

  • Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for about an hour.

  • Beat together egg and milk in a bowl.

  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350.

  • Dip each chicken piece into the egg, covering both sides

  • Transfer to the flour mixture and turn to completely coat.

  • Fry each chicken piece for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked throughout.

  • Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

  • Serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.

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Comments

  1. Hannah

    Just wanted to let you know I worked for Chick-fil-A for 3 years and have been down to their headquarters multiple times during those 3 years. Chick-fil-A most definitely does NOT put their chicken in pickle juice at any time during their cooking process. I am not sure where you got this information from but I can assure you soaking chicken in pickle juices will not make it taste more like Chick-fil-A.

    • Suzanne

      Then don't make it, no one is forcing you.Obviously, not everyone has worked for Chick-fil-A and has the exact recipe and im sure you don't either , unless you invented that recipe. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will be trying this.

  2. Barbara

    Well I tried this and its Awesome!! 🙂 as far as the person that worked there for 3 years.. if you can beat this Awesome recipe.. bring it on .. SHARE .. Thanks for The yummy chicken!! 🙂

  3. Katherine

    SOOOOOO YUMMY!! I followed the recipe and it tastes just like the real thing!! I loved it so much i added a link to it on my blog! Thank you posting this!!!

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