Get the delicious taste of Chick Fil'A any day of the week (even Sunday) with this copycat Chick Fil'A Chicken Sandwich recipe!
Oh – I love Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, but I never seem to get them. Either I just don't feel like driving to get them, or I get a craving for them on a Sunday (when they are closed), or I just don't feel like spending the money that day.
When my children were younger, we were at Chick-Fil-A at least once a week for lunch. Their playland is ideal for the younger children and there were ALWAYS a bunch of moms there (so I got some adult contact as well). I also absolutely adore their lemonade, which is why I came up with my own copycat Chick Fil A Lemonade recipe!
Chick-Fil-A sandwiches have a very distinct flavor – unlike that of any other fast food chicken sandwich. This can be credited to two very important things: marinating the chicken in pickle juice and frying the chicken in peanut oil.
I know that some people will try to make this and substitute olive or vegetable oil for the peanut oil. Let me say this right now – I guarantee you that it won't taste the same and won't be a true copycat Chick Fil A chicken sandwich recipe…it just won't.
To make it, you will need:
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz each – or 4 4 oz chicken breasts)
- 1/2 cup pickle juice (just use the juice from any pickle jar)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 cup peanut oil for frying
- 4 Hamburger Buns (buttered and toasted)
- Pickle Slices
Making it is easy!
First, you are going to want to pound your chicken breasts flat and cut them in to 4 pieces – then you want to marinate your chicken in the pickle juice for at least an hour.
Beat your eggs and then combine ally your dry ingredients together. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the flour mixture
Cook for about 2 minutes on each side and then serve on the buns with pickle slices!
Scroll down for complete directions!
You might want to also try these other copycat recipes:
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples
- Copycat Twinkies
- Copycat Wendy's Chili
- Copycat Wegman's Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder Soup – coming soon!