Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

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One of my favorite places to go to is Chick-Fil-A! And I love, love their Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches with some delicious mayo and pickles. In my opinion, one of the things that make for a unique and tasty sandwich from Chick-Fil-A is the fact that they cook their chicken in peanut oil. Peanut oil gives the chicken a special flavor. The kiddos will love this recipe too.

 

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

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Here’s what you need= to make 4 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Pickle Juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1 cup Peanut Oil for frying
  • 4 Buns (buttered and toasted)
  • Pickle Slices!

What to do:

  1. Put chicken in zippered bag and pound gently with the flat side of a mallet until about 1/2″ thick.
  2. Cut each breast into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for about an hour.
  4. Beat together egg and milk in a bowl.
  5. Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.
  6. Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350.
  7. Dip each chicken piece into the egg covering both sides, then coat in flour on each side.
  8. Fry each chicken piece for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Then serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Pickle Juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1 cup Peanut Oil for frying
  • 4 Buns (buttered and toasted)
  • Pickle Slices

Instructions

  1. Put chicken in zippered bag and pound gently with the flat side of a mallet until about 1/2" thick.
  2. Cut each breast into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for about an hour.
  4. Beat together egg and milk in a bowl.
  5. Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.
  6. Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350.
  7. Dip each chicken piece into the egg covering both sides, then coat in flour on each side.
  8. Fry each chicken piece for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Then serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.
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Comments

  1. If anyone tries this, please let me know how it goes. I’m planning to make this in the next two weeks 🙂

    • I just made these for dinner and we all loved them. I don’t think 100% like ChickFila but pretty darn close. I used the juice from regular dill pickle juice and pretty much followed the recipe exactly except I didn’t have celery salt and I used canola oil and fried in an iron skillet. I will for sure make again.

  2. Donna Trommer says

    I have what maybe a silly question. What kind of pickle juice? Does it matter?

    • I used the juice from regular dill pickles like you put on burgers…and we loved them. They weren’t 100% ChickFilA but very close.

  3. Lisa Scoggins says

    Donna Trommer: I was wondering the same thing. I did notice in the picture of the ingredients, the picture is Claussen Kosher Dill pickles.

  4. I see all of these recipes for copy cat chick-fil-a chicken and they all involve marinating the chicken in pickle juice. I work at chick-fil-a and that is not what we do with the chicken. I can’t tell you what seasonings are in the breading because we don’t know, but the chicken is trimmed, dipped in an egg and milk wash and then breaded and fried in refined peanut oil. The only pickle is the pickle chips on the sandwich.

    • Not to be rude, but who’s to say they don’t brine the chicken in some kind of pickle juice or dill vintage before they’re shipped to the stores. Now I don’t work there, never have, but odds are the chicken is brought to the store frozen or refrigerated, therefore it’s fairly reasonable they brine/marinade it before refrigerating/freezing it.

      • Actually, I worked at Chick Fil A also and the meat is raw with nothing on it. It’s just like buying a package of chicken breast from a store. The chicken breast are not breaded and frozen they do everything from scratch.

  5. This is great!! We don’t have Chick-Fil-A in Oregon (we used to and I LOVED it), so I will definitely be giving this a try!

  6. I was so excited about this (since we eat at Chick-Fil-A a lot), until I saw the pickle juice. Ugh so not a fan of pickles lol. Thanks for posting, looking forward to following you and seeing what else you have 🙂

  7. It has been so so long since I’ve had Chick-Fil-A –how great I can make them at home.

  8. Great recipe! Chick Fil A sandwiches are quite popular around here 😉

  9. I love Chick Fill A! Thanks for linking this recipe up to the Weekend Win-Down Party!

  10. Looks perfect to me! Yeah, I could eat this for breakfast! Thanks for all the great recipes! Love your site!

  11. I just love Chick Fil A and the nearest one to me is about 75 miles. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  12. Why the pickle juice?

    Thanks for joining the WWDParty! I would have love to pin and feature recipes like this…but you didn’t link to us! Please do so in the future so we can spread the love!

  13. I just made these tonight for dinner and they tasted really close to chic fil a.I did not have pickle juice so when mixing my milk and eggs together I added a little vinegar (mimics buttermilk) I also fried on the skillet high heat in coconut oil & butter. Came out so crispy. I think next time I will omit the celery salt.

  14. I made these tonight, but the outside was fully fried before the inside was fully cooked… If i left the chicken in longer, the outside would have burned. Any suggestions, or does anyone know what I did wrong?

    • Mine cooked fast too. Turn down heat to low. The egg wash makes it turn brown fast. It looks burnt but mine didn’t taste burnt.

  15. made this for supper really really good!!!!!!

  16. i cooked this and fell in love. Cooked it two nights back to back it was so good. My family loves chick-fil-a. I don’t really care how the rest cook it but however come up with this recipe got it pretty darn close. I mean close ok. This one is going down in my recipe box. Can’t wait to cook it for friends.

  17. FYI…Chikfila cooks their chicken in a pressure cooker, not a deep fryer. This is why theirs is always so tender and never dried out.

  18. Destiny Crockett says

    I loved this recipe. It was short,simple, and to the point. The sandwich tastes very similar to Chic Fil A. I used everything except basil (substituted oregano leaves) and celery salt. I used canola oil instead on peanut because I could not go to the store but to me it tasted just about the same! Go try it!

  19. Not even close. No pickle juice, no basil, no celery salt, no garlic salt and no paprika. If they were to soak in dill pickle juice, use celery salt and salt, they would be too salty to eat.

  20. Copycat recipes are either hit or miss but this one was SPOT On! Admittedly I did not marinate in the pickle juice because my grandson wouldn’t have gone near the finished product. I didn’t tell anyone that I was trying an imitation but they all said it tasted just like chik filet. I made nuggets also which were a huge hit!

  21. Made these tonight, definitely a keeper. My husband and I both loved them.

  22. I made this today and followed the recipe EXACTLY. They were amazing! It ended up costing us $30 (had to buy a whole gallon of peanut oil) but hey, Chic-Fil-A is now open on Sundays in our home! 🙂

  23. Could I bake the chicken instead of frying?

  24. Jumika Fuller says

    Love Love Loved it I followed the recipe except I let it marinate in the pickle juice for about 30 mins then I let it marinate in buttermilk for 30 mins #FANTASTIC

  25. They were really good, I followed exactly, they’re not to salty, they are close in tasting like chic Fila, could even add alittle more salt. I’m sure the soaking it in pickle juice is more for a brine to keep it moist. I will try again, maybe tweak it some to get closer to chick file a taste. Thanks!

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