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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homemade Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

I think in the 21st century we can all agree that the American food could easily be changed from hot dogs and apple pie to Chick-Fil-a and probably froyo :-). If my cholesterol would allow it, I could eat CFA everyday. Nuggets, sandwiches, salads, fries...and those brownie folks! They sure know how to make a kickbutt meal. And despite all the hype and uproar about the companies beliefs lately, I do respect they are closed on Sundays (even though I crave it passing on my way to church) to give families time together and always seem to hand out sensible children's toys. Now if only they would come into our master planned community! Now enough about my obsession with CFA and onto the good stuff...making it in your own kitchen. I ran across this recipe and I am pretty sure my heart rate quickened. I will say, this is an involved recipe so I recommend you have a helper by your side. 

2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour

3 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Peanut oil is best but I used canola oil and it was delish!

*approximately 4 servings
*allow 2-4 hours between initial prep and actually making them

1. In a medium bowl whisk the egg and milk. 
2. Trim any fat away from chicken and cut into bite sized pieces 
3. Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover and let marinate for 2-4 hours in the fridge. 
4. Combine flour, powdered sugar, salt, and pepper in a large plastic baggie. Shake to combine.
5. Place about 2 inches of oil in a medium deep pot. Over medium- high heat, heat oil until hot and bubbling.
6. Using a fork or tongs remove cut chicken from milk mixture and place in the flour mixture. I did about 6 nuggets at a tie and shook them in the mixture. 
7. Place the nuggets into the oil and cook until they are golden brown, turning halfway through (about 1 minute each side).
8. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and white in the center. Remove from the oil and place on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove excess oil.
9. Repeat with remaining nuggets
10. Enjoy! I used honey on my nuggets, just like I would at CFA and they were amazing!


Abbey said...

We made these last week and loved them!! It's amazing how similar they were to the real thing!!:)

Casey said...

Shut the front door Ruthie!!! I cannot even believe these exist! You know there is no Chick-Fil-A in Germany, so I'm missing my sandwiches something fierce. This recipe is literally a godsend! I'm gonna have to try it FOR SURE! Now, find me a Chick-Fil-A sauce recipe and we'll be best friends for life, you and I. ;)

Samantha said...

Yum!! Even w/ all the hoopla lately I could never say no to the delicious-ness that is Chick-Fil-A.

Brooke Hamilton said...

I make fried chicken very similar to this! I'll have to try this recipe to see if I can make is come out like CFA. Now my mouth is watering...

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

Oh my goodness! I came across your site from "Finding beauty in the ordinary" And became a follower right away! Why? Because You love Jesus, your a Christian wife (Like me hehe) You have a mustache and you had the recipe for CFA Nuggets!! That's a good excuse to be sold right? Thanks for posting!!

ashleigh said...

i just tried cfa for the first time ever this past weekend.. ineed to do these now

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

These look so YUMMY! Now I am hungry ...

Claire Beeks said...

Those look good, Ruthie! Love your little recipe posts!

Amanda said...

YUMMM!!! Next time we whip out our deep fryer, I'll hint to M that we need to make this.

I miss you! Can we have life updates via text or FaceTime soon???

Katie {katie lately} said...

do they really taste like chick fil a?!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I am very happy my kid doesn't read blogs, I would have to make these.

Because Shanna Said So said...

Please tell me you saved me some??? I eat there at least once a week, if not more. In fact, that's where breakfast came from this morning! ;)

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