Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

How To Make Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Enjoy your favorite Chick-Fil-A nuggets at home anytime. Bite-sized chicken breasts deep fried to perfection, this recipe captures the authentic flavors.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2largeeggs
  • 1cupmilk
  • 1lbchicken breasts,cut into 1″ chunks
  • ¾cupflour
  • ¾cupbreadcrumbs
  • 2tbsppowdered sugar
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • ½tspwhite pepper
  • ¼tspchili powder
  • 3inchesof peanut oil


  1. In a food processor, add the breadcrumbs and process until very fine.

  2. In a large ziplock bag or a bowl add the chicken pieces, the milk and the eggs and combine.

  3. Put the chicken in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. In a large dutch oven, fill it 3 inches deep with peanut oil and heat to 365 to 375 degrees F.

  5. Put the breadcrumbs, flour, powdered sugar, Kosher salt, white pepper, chili powder in a bowl and whisk together.

  6. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture and let dry for a few minutes.

  7. Fry in batches (avoid crowding them) for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and transfer to a sheet pan.

Recipe Notes

Don’t drain on paper towels, it will create steam and soften the nuggets.


  • Calories: 454.48kcal
  • Fat: 16.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.97g
  • Fiber: 1.75g
  • Sugar: 8.45g
  • Protein: 34.08g
  • Cholesterol: 171.67mg
  • Sodium: 577.43mg
  • Calcium: 138.24mg
  • Potassium: 438.20mg
  • Iron: 2.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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