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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce

Look at me! I’m posting again! I told you I was back! I have a whole slew of things to show you around the new house {how would you like a little virtual tour??} but for now I thought I would get back to normal and start off with my Friday recipes! On the docket today  Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce

I never really got the whole CFA craze until we moved out to Colorado 1.5 years ago. Don’t start throwing stones at me or anything. There were no CFAs in my hometown until last year. And my only other experience with CFA before then was a bad one. It had me soured on them. See, when I was in college I decided to check out what all the hub-bub was about and I ordered a chicken sandwich from a CFA. I asked for no pickles on it because I hate… no… I loathe pickles. Who knows why. I just don’t like them one bit. I got my sandwich and bit into it, hoping to experience all of the wonderful things I had heard about CFA only to discover my sandwich dripping in pickle juice. Sure, there were no pickles but only because some punk had pulled them off my already soaked bun! Gross. Double ick.

Fast foward to 1.5 years ago and I decided to give them another try at the request of the hubby. This time I played it safe and ordered the nuggets. There better not be pickle juice on my nuggets. MAN were they good! No more processed meat mush! Real chicken bites! I was hooked. I will now say that I love CFA. In fact, I went there just this week for some nuggets. So good. So when I found this recipe for copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets, I had to give them a try!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce
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Recipe type: Entrée
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Nugget Ingredients
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • canola oil
Sauce Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  1. In a large pot, heat 1-inch of oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a gallon-sized close-able plastic bag, combine flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika. Shake to combine ingredients.
  3. Place bite-sized chicken into the plastic bag and shake to coat with breading.
  4. Using tongs, remove chicken from the bag and place into heated oil, cooking only 10-15 at a time. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove nuggets when golden brown and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  6. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and serve with hot nuggets.

Adapted from Table for Two

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce

Yum! They are so good. I don’t love frying food but this definitely makes for a delicious meal! I’ve never had leftovers when I make this! 😉

Do you have any foods you were afraid of that you ventured to try again??