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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

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It’s Sunday and you are craving some tasty Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets but guess what? You’re out of luck.

In case you didn’t know, Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday’s and that means you can’t get them today. Whaw – Whaw. 

But, never fear because we’ve got a Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets recipe for you and you guys, it totally tastes the same!

So, this recipe is actually quite interesting. You see, it using some “secret” ingredients that are about to be not to secret.

But seriously, you need to make this recipe and give it a try for yourself! It’s amazeballs!

chick-fil-a nuggets recipe

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

What you’ll need to make Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • Dill pickle juice
  • Milk
  • Powdered Sugar (yes, really!)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
  • Paprika
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Stovetop Pan
  • Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil

How to Make Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets:

First, start by cutting up your boneless skinless chicken breasts. You want to make sure they are bite-sized. Also, this is a good time to remove any fat from the chicken and discard it.

Next, take your chicken and place it into a large baggie or bowl along with the pickle juice and milk. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes although overnight is ideal.

Next, heat your saucepan to medium-high and drizzle in some olive oil or sunflower oil.

Now, add your powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and seasoned salt into a bowl. Combine.

Take the seasoning mixture and sprinkle or pat it into your chicken pieces.

Now, throw your chicken into the heated pan and cook about 8-10 minutes while constantly tossing to cook evenly. Depending on your stove, you may need more time to cook to ensure it’s cooked throughly.

Once cooked, remove from heat and serve up with some homemade honey mustard sauce. You can of course, use up all those extra sauce packets you have lying around!

That’s it! We hope you enjoy these and hope this recipe provides a quick fix to those Chick-Fil-A cravings on Sunday!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A Copycat recipe for Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets so you can enjoy these on Sunday too!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar (yes, really!)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • A Drizzle of Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil

Instructions

  1. First, start by cutting up your boneless skinless chicken breasts. You want to make sure they are bite-sized. Also, this is a good time to remove any fat from the chicken and discard it.
  2. Next, take your chicken and place it into a large baggie or bowl along with the pickle juice and milk. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes although overnight is ideal.
  3. Next, heat your saucepan to medium-high and drizzle in some olive oil or sunflower oil.
  4. Now, add your powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and seasoned salt into a bowl. Combine.
  5. Take the seasoning mixture and sprinkle or pat it into your chicken pieces.
  6. Now, throw your chicken into the heated pan and cook about 8-10 minutes while constantly tossing to cook evenly. Depending on your stove, you may need more time to cook to ensure it’s cooked throughly.
  7. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve up with some homemade honey mustard sauce. You can of course, use up all those extra sauce packets you have lying around!

Notes

You can also use this recipe to grill the nuggets too!

This recipe makes about 24 nuggets depending on how large you cut them, so we made the serving size to be about 6 nuggets a person.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1957mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 36g
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MVP

Monday 7th of September 2020

Any alternative to milk? We have dairy allergies.

Vicki

Monday 12th of October 2020

Try the Ripple brand dairy free pea based milk. It’s really great for baking when a recipe calls for milk. We have a dairy allergy in our home too. And ripple is the best.

Brittanie

Friday 11th of September 2020

I haven't tried it without milk but you could try it with almond milk I am sure. It may just have a little bit of a different taste to it.

lexi

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Maybe silly question, but where do you buy just Pickled Juice? Hate to buy pickles just for juice. Thanks:) looking forward to making this for my 3/1 year olds

Brittanie

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Hi Lexi, not a silly question at all! They do certainly make just pickle juice. I was able to find this gallon on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/33sFoJf while it is a lot, it has great reviews and seems like it'd last you a while!

Mony

Friday 17th of April 2020

This right here...could LITERALLY save lives! So delicious - thank you so much for sharing.

Brittanie

Friday 17th of April 2020

Yay! I am so glad you love it!