Recently, I wanted to make dinner special for my kids but taking our family of 6 out to our favorite restaurant wasn’t in the budget. Being a resourceful mom and feeling adventurous (that might have been due to the numerous cups of coffee I had drank throughout the day), I decided I’d make one of my family’s favorite fast food meals at home—Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets! Can I get an amen!?!
I hopped on Pinterest and searched for a recipe for the nuggets. As with any recipe you search for online, there were a few variations in ingredients. So I chose ingredients that appealed to me from a couple recipes and made my own version. Here’s the recipe I came up with and that my family scarfed down:
Awesome Chick-fil-A Style Nuggets
4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks
2 C dill pickle juice
1 C whole milk
1 C peanut oil
1 ½ C flour
2 tsp sea salt, fine
1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp paprika
1 Tbsp powder sugar
You’ll need 3 plastic containers with lids, cast iron skillet, and a slotted spoon
- In a plastic container with lid, combine the chunks of chicken and dill pickle juice. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
- Heat peanut oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat (the oil should cover the bottom of the pan and come up about 1 inch)
- While the oil heats up, whisk together the milk and egg in a plastic container with lid. Set aside.
- In another plastic container with lid, mix together your dry ingredients. Set aside.
- Using a colander over the sink, drain the chicken from the pickle juice (keep the colander handy for a later step).
- Carefully add the drained chicken to the milk and egg mixture, replacing lid before shaking to coat the chicken.
- Using the colander over the sink, drain the chicken.
- Add drained chicken to the container containing the flour mixture. Attach lid and shake to coat the chicken.
- To test the oil for readiness, toss in a pinch of flour. If it sizzles, then the oil is ready.
- Carefully, place a handful of chicken into the oil.
- Fry chicken in the oil for approximately 4 minutes or until the chicken is lightly crisp on the outside.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked chicken and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the oil.
- Continue the process with the rest of the chicken until all is cooked.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
This recipe yielded approximately 50 nuggets. Because I decided to make this recipe a few hours before dinner time, I had to substitute waffle fries for tator tots that I had on hand.
If my husband and I had taken our 4 children out to eat nuggets at Chick-fil-A we would have spent at least $25 for all 6 of us to eat. The total meal cost approximately $10 to make at home. Depending on the region of the country you live, your cost of ingredients might vary from mine.
So the next time you’re going through a tight financial time and wishing you could take a family outing to your local Chick-fil-A, don’t despair, with a few minute of preparation you can have an excellent meal. Pair this delicious meal with a family game night and you won’t even remember you weren’t able to afford a night out.
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