Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Copy-Cat Chick-fil-a Chicken Nuggets

As you may have gathered from reading our blog, we are DIEHARD Chick-fil-a fans (here and here). The boys will always want Chick-fil-a food when asked. Gift cards are always appreciated to help feed the addiction. (Christmas is coming soon...hint hint!)

Well, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and KNEW I had to try it. I have the best critics on Chick-fil-a food and it passed the test. Its a pretty close match and a tasty chicken nugget!

Copy-Cat Chick-fil-a Chicken Nuggets from mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
2 TBSP powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
peanut oil (is best) or canola oil

In a medium bowl whisk the egg and stir in the milk. Trim any fat away from chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces. Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover. Let it 'marinate' for 2-4 hours in the fridge. This will make the chicken very nice and tender. In a gallon size resealable baggie or in a bowl combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper. Place about 1 inch of oil in a medium deep pot. Over medium high heat (more towards the high side) heat oil until hot. If using a thermometer let the temperature reach 375°. If you don't have a fancy gadget like most people, I always test my oil by dropping a few drops of water into it. You want it to sizzle and not pop too much. Adjust your heat if necessary. Using a fork or tongs remove cut chicken from milk mixture and place in the flour mixture. Seal and shake until nuggets are completely coated. Place about a 6-8 nuggets into hot oil and let them cook until golden brown, turning half way through once the edge of your chicken starts to turn white. About 1 minute each side. Always double check to see if any chicken you make is cooked through. I always just make a tiny cut to see if it's pink. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Repeat until all nuggets are cooked.

Serve with your favorite sauce! That would be ketchup or Chick-fil-a sauce in our house.

1 comment:

  1. Megan will have to try this recipe sounds good. Thanks for the Xmas idea how about some for you and Chris. Think I have the kids taken care of. I have been informed not to go overboard as the kids have lots of other Santa Claus gifts that will be coming. Love GeeGee

    Sure hate Tami being alone today I know what I go through every year and this would have been such a special one for both of them.