Copycat Chik Fil A Nuggets

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Copycat Chik-Fil-A nuggets - these are so good and taste just like the real thing!! Recipe on { }

Who here loves Chik-fil-A?

My entire family is obsessed, and I’d be lying if I said we didn’t go at least a few times each month. πŸ˜‰ We all know how delicious the food is, but the hubby and I also love their customer service and feel like they are the best fast-food chain around. The employees are always so nice and get you free refills and the kiddos love playing in their clean playground areas. I also love their little plastic covers that go on the table that are like disposable placemats. Aren’t they genius?! Bottom line – we LOVE Chik-fil-a!!

Recently, I saw a recipe from My name is SnickerdoodleΒ for a Copycat Chik-fil-A nuggets recipe, and I knew I had to give it a try. My kids love them and the hubby and I are huge fans of their chicken as well. I only made a few changes, but I agree that they taste just like those from the restaurant! Now, I just need to learn how to make their Chik-fil-a sauce because that stuff is so addicting and delicious. πŸ˜‰


Here is what you’ll need to make the nuggets yourself…

5.0 from 3 reviews
Copycat Chik Fil A Nuggets
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 TB powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • Vegetable Oil
  1. Place oil in a medium pan and turn to medium heat.
  2. Begin by cutting up your chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  3. From there add your milk and egg to a bowl and whisk together until combined. Set aside.
  4. Pour your flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper into a gallon bag.
  5. Add several chicken pieces to your milk/egg mixture until well coated and then throw the pieces into your gallon bag and shake until each piece is evenly coated.
  6. Place chicken pieces in oil and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  7. Drain pieces onto paper towel and serve warm.

Copycat Chik-Fil-A nuggets - these are so good and taste just like the real thing!! Recipe on { }Copycat Chik-Fil-A nuggets - these are so good and taste just like the real thing!! Recipe on { }

Seriously, these are the BEST Chicken nuggets!

If you love them at Chik-fil-A, you’ll definitely love these. PROMISE. πŸ˜‰

Copycat Chik-Fil-A nuggets - these are so good and taste just like the real thing!! Recipe on { }

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Thank you Kristyn. Have a great Monday and the rest of the week.


I will definitely have to give this a try! We can’t ever got to Chick-fil-A because they use peanut oil, and my oldest daughter is allergic! My youngest daughter has been taken there by friends and says she doesn’t like the french fries because they “taste like potatoes.” But everybody here does love chicken nuggets, so I think these will be a winner!

Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife

Yum!! I made copycat chickfila nuggets for my family a while back and was surprised how much the powdered sugar really made it taste like chickfila! Your nuggets look so good, looks like they will be on my menu again soon!!

Heather K Miller

Chick-Fil-A is my favorite and there isn’t one within 100 miles of me! A good copycat recipe is just what I need! Thanks for sharing this!

    Lil' Luna

    Let me know if you try it out – We LOVE this recipe!! πŸ˜€

Amy @ My Name Is Snickerdoodle

Oh, I am so happy that you tried them and LOVED them! They are a family favorite. (Thanks for the link back!)

Jerusha (@TheDisneyChef)

So you’re going to think I’m nuts, but I have such a sentimental attachment to Chik-Fil-A that it’s crazy. And we just have none around here! This recipe isn’t just something my mouth needs, it’s something my soul needs. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lil' Luna

    Chik-fil-A is the best!! I hope you try the recipe and enjoy it. πŸ™‚


These look delicious!! Totally trying it out tomorrow. My recipe for chick-fil-a sauce (still in progress, but I think it’s pretty good!):

1/2 cup mayo
1 Tb mustard (preferably brown)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tb vinegar
2 Tb honey
1 Tb BBQ sauce

Slightly adapted from the Table for Two blog πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Oooooh – I will totally try this out. I LOVE Chik-fil-a sauce. Thanks for the recipe!!


    Hi! Just honey mustard and a sweet BBQ sauce. See my post below on why this is the recipe. πŸ™‚


    According to chick fil a employee – the sauce is honey mustard, bbq, ranch mixed together… we make it ALL the time!!! Tastes pretty darn close!!!! Now we can make the nuggets to go with it! thanks!!! πŸ™‚


How much oil do you use ?

    Lil' Luna

    It depends on how many I’m making at the time, but it’s usually about 2/3 cup oil. πŸ˜‰


Hi Kristyn….love your blog! I don’t have a blog but sure am getting the bug to want to start one!
What a great recipe and I am going to try that soon. We LOVE Chick-fil-A too and you are so right about their customer service! They are spot on! They sure train them well!

I LOVE their sauce too…if you are talking about their polynesian one. My daughter loves it with the waffle fries as well. I found a recipe online a while back for a copycat sauce and it is pretty close to the real deal. I wanted to share it with it you:

1 cup California French Dressing
3 tsp. apple cider vinegar
6 tbsp. honey

I almost always add more honey and tweak it til the taste is just right. I also sometimes leave out the apple cider vinegar, doesn’t seem to make a difference…to me anyway. I have a big family so I usually triple this recipe and make as much as I need for the dinner that night. If by chance any is left over, I refrigerate it.

I also was told by a friend that she heard there is a dressing that taste just like the sauce. It’s called Maretti’s Honey French Dressing and you find it in the refrigerator section at the store where they have the salad stuff, etc. I had a hard time finding that particular one, they had other flavors, but not this one. I only found the brand at Wal-Mart too. My local grocery store is HEB and they didn’t have that brand. But we make the recipe above and it suits us just fine!

Thanks for your blog and all your wonderful-ness you bring to it! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for the sweet words, Kim and for sharing the recipe – will totally give it a try!! πŸ˜€


Chick-Fil-A sauce: honey mustard and BBQ (Famous Dave’s Sweet n Sassy works well). That’s it. PLay around with the amounts of each until you find the right combination that you like. This sauce was created at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Spotsylvania Mall in VA. I had friends that worked there back in the 80’s and we’d make this sauce at home when we had sleepovers, parties, etc. Still make it today. It’s awesome!

Kathy Simkins

I will have to adapt this recipe for gluten free before I can try it but I can not wait! Thanks for all that you do to share your talents with the world.


These turned out great! Added a little butter to the oil for browning but that’s just a me thing. Tasted really good. Thanks Kristyn!


Definetely still missing something. Didn’t have much of a flavor but thanks for recipe

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for giving it a try! That’s why we love all the dipping sauces! πŸ™‚

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