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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets are so easy to make any time you have the craving. With a few simple (and secret) ingredients, you’ll have homemade grilled nuggets that taste just like Chick-Fil-A!

copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets on a plate

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

In case you didn’t know, Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday’s so if you just so happen to be craving them on Sunday, you’re out of luck — until now!

This recipe allows you to make Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets at home and you guys, it totally tastes the same! Want the breaded Chick-Fil-A Nuggets? We have a recipe for that too!

copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets on a plate

It is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy chicken nuggets at home.

Now I have to say, this recipe is actually quite interesting. You see, it uses 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!

While you are at it, pair these Grilled Nuggets with our Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce Recipe and a side of crispy waffle fries to make the perfect meal at home.

copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets on a plate

What You Need To Make 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
copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets on a plate

How to Make Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets At Home

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.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets step1

Next, remove your chicken from the mixture and lay onto paper towels. Pat dry. Drain the excess milk and pickle juice.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets step2

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 with the chicken. Combine.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets step3

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.

copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets dipped in chick-fil-a sauce

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!

copycat chick-fil-a grilled nuggets on a plate

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 on a plate
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

Yield: 4 Servings
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, remove your chicken from the mixture and lay onto paper towels. Pat dry. Drain the excess milk and pickle juice.
  4. Next, heat your saucepan to medium-high and drizzle in some olive oil or sunflower oil.
  5. Now, add your powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and seasoned salt into a bowl with the chicken. Combine.
  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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Sheila

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

Of course I didn’t read ahead and my chicken is marinating in pickle juice, milk and all the seasonings. 🤦🏻‍♀️

I’ll let everyone know how it turns out!

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I am sure there is. I haven't personally made them in the air fryer but I think that is something I will certainly give a try.

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