We absolutely love Chick-fil-A at our house! So you can imagine my excitement when I found this copycat recipe. I kept thinking how awesome it would be to make these at home. They were a lot easier than I thought they would be to make and they tasted identical!
My family loved them! My little boy kept asking how I got them to look the same and taste the same as Chick-fil-A. They were perfectly crisp on the outside and packed with flavor on the inside. Of course you have to serve them on a toasted bun with pickles and some lemonade. And after you serve them to your family say, “my pleasure!” 🙂
Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich
Deliciously crispy chicken sandwiches that taste just like Chick-fil-A
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
- Kosher salt
- pepper freshly ground
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Peanut oil for frying (at least 2 inches to cover the bottom of a pan)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon malted milk powder
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Pickle Juice optional
- 4 soft hamburger buns split
Pound each chicken breast to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. This will help them to fry easier. Season chicken with 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp each of paprika and pepper. Set chicken aside.
In a heavy bottom pan, heat 2 inches of peanut oil over medium heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 325 degrees, or until small drops of water sizzle and evaporate.
While the oil is heating, whisk the egg, milk, pickle juice* (if using) and 2 T water in a baking dish. Then whisk both flours, the malted milk powder, confectioners sugar, baking soda, dry mustard, the remaining 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in another dish.
Dip the chicken first in the egg mixture and then dredge in the flour mixture coating completely. Fry the chicken in the hot oil until brown about 4 minutes, adjusting the heat if needed. Drain on paper towels.
Serve on lightly toasted buns with desired toppings. Pickles, lettuce, and even a slice of cheese!
*Pickle juice is optional but they say it is the secret ingredient. 😉
Recipe adapted from Food Network
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.