Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chick Fil A Nuggets

We love chicken. If you regularly follow my blog, you definitely know this about us. We eat it at least 4 times a week. One of our go-to meals is Chick Fil A Sandwiches, so when I found this recipe for nuggets I figured I better give it a try. Let me tell you, this pickle juice marinade is straight from heaven. It makes your chicken be the most moist, juiciest chicken on the planet, with a hint of dill. Now, we aren’t big pickle fans, but please don’t skip this step! It makes these nuggets pop with flavor in your mouth. Literally, my mouth is watering as I type this. Too bad it is 9:30am or else I might be sneaking some right now:)

Chick Fil A Nuggets
Printable Version
2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup dill pickle juice
1 egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon malted milk powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons honey
2 tsp. bbq sauce (I used sweet baby rays)
2 tsp. sour cream or greek yogurt

Spicy Dipping sauce:
1 Tbs. franks hot sauce
1 Tbs. sour cream
1 Tbs. ranch dressing

Whisk together egg, milk and pickle juice, and pour into a large ziplock bag or bowl. Add chicken pieces and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
Combine flours, paprika, malted milk powder, powdered sugar, baking soda, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag. Shake to combine. Remove chicken from the marinade and add into the bag. Shake to coat the chicken completely.
Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat (6 or 7 out of 10.) Test the oil by dropping in a bit of the flour mixture. If it sizzles, the oil is ready, if it pops, lower the temperature a bit.
Gently place chicken pieces into the oil with tongs. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Turn the chicken over and allow to cook for 3-4 more minutes. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate.
Stir together the honey mustard dipping sauce ingredients. In a seperate bowl, stir together the spicy dipping sauce ingredients. Serve with the hot chicken bites.

Serves 2.


AmandaS said...

I made these tonight and they are amazing! My family all thinks they are better than Chik Fil-A!

Michele said...

Hi, I'm so glad to find this recipe and cannot wait to try it. However I'm not able to print it as it gives me an error message that I do not have access to view this page.

Chelsea and Cody said...

Michele-I'm sorry the link didn't work...I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know!