I love Chick-fil-A. LOVE. While browsing Pinterest (a new obsession) I found a copycat recipe. It is the closest recipe to Chick-fil-A's chicken that I have found. I think the secret is the powdered sugar and double dipping method. I doubled the recipe so that we could have leftovers.
1 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
I Tablespoon of Salt
2 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast, cut in strips or cubed
3/4 Cup of White Sugar
1/4 Cup of Soy Sauce
1/3 Cup of White Vinegar
1 Tablespoon of Ketchup
2/3 Cup of Water
2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
Place cut chicken in mixture and let sit.
While the chicken is sitting, in a separate bowl, mix together the flour, powdered sugar, pepper and salt. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture. Repeat these last two steps to double dip the chicken. That's how you get the Chick-fil-A goodness :-)
Heat the oil to 375 degrees. You can use a deep fryer or simply heat in a frying pan on the stove top. Gently drop your chicken pieces in the heated oil and cook until golden brown.
Serve with homemade sweet and sour sauce (recipe below).
Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
Place the Sugar, Vinegar, Water, Soy Sauce, Ketchup and Cornstarch in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.