Chicken Sandwich Recipe (Chick-fil-A Copycat)

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Shane Published: May 11, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Chicken Sandwich (Chick-fil-A Copycat)

Satisfy your Chick-Fil-A cravings with this homemade copycat version that comes out deliciously crispy and beautifully seasoned each time.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4chicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • kosher salt
  • pepper,freshly ground
  • 1tsppaprika
  • peanut oil,for frying, at least 2 inches to cover the bottom of a pan
  • 1large egg
  • ½cupnonfat milk
  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • 1tbspmilk powder,malted
  • 1tbspconfectioners sugar
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspdry mustard
  • 1tbsppickle juice,optional
  • 4soft hamburger buns,split
  • Chick Fil A Sauce


  1. Pound each chicken breast to be about ¼ to ½ inch thickness. This will help them to fry easier. Season chicken with 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp each of paprika and pepper. Set chicken aside.

  2. In a heavy bottom pan, heat 2 inches of peanut oil over medium heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 325 degrees F, or until small drops of water sizzle and evaporate.

  3. While the oil is heating, whisk the egg, milk, pickle juice* (if using) and 2 tablespoons water in a baking dish. Then whisk both flours, the malted milk powder, confectioners sugar, baking soda, dry mustard, the remaining ½ tsp paprika, and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in another dish.

  4. Dip the chicken first in the egg mixture.

  5. Then dredge in the flour mixture coating completely.

  6. Fry the chicken in the hot oil until brown for about 4 minutes, adjusting the heat if needed. Drain on paper towels.

  7. Serve on lightly toasted buns with desired toppings and CHICK FIL A SAUCE, pickles, lettuce, and even a slice of cheese!


  • Calories: 616.19kcal
  • Fat: 23.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.17g
  • Fiber: 2.17g
  • Sugar: 7.10g
  • Protein: 47.00g
  • Cholesterol: 160.42mg
  • Sodium: 698.85mg
  • Calcium: 190.47mg
  • Potassium: 590.59mg
  • Iron: 4.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 123.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.04mg
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