Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chick-fil-A Inspired Chicken Nuggets {with Sweet & Sour Sauce}

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.

Canola Oil
1 Egg
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
Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce:
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
Mix together Egg and Milk.

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. 
Stir continuously until mixture has thickened. You will see it turn to a gel consistency. 


  1. Oh, I so love the concept of your blog! And this recipe I love because I love CF. I want to invite you to join us at Simple Saturdays and share your recipes. We would love to have you. You can go to the link below and link up.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs


  2. wow this looks great. i might make this sometime this week. thanks for sharing!



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