For those of you who know me well, you know that I am not a fan of Chick-fil-A. I’m sorry, I’m just not! 🙁 I like their fries more than I do their chicken (go figure). But recently, I was introduced to Chick-fil-A in my own kitchen. And no, I don’t mean I ran to Chick-fil-A and brought it home. I mean it was made in my kitchen, and I am not ashamed to admit that I actually enjoyed it.
Homemade Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches are the best things to have on a chilly Saturday night. This is also a great recipe for when you crave Chick-fil-A at the worst time, like on Sundays! 🙂
Yield: 4 sandwiches (you can also make tenders, as pictured)
- 4 chicken breasts or chicken tender loins (a small package)
- 1 cup pickle juice (Dill)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- Peanut oil (enough to “fry”)
- Pound chicken breast until thin enough to your preference (if you didn’t use the chicken breast tenderloins).
- Place chicken in plastic bag with pickle juice and marinate for an hour (overnight is preferable).
- Mix up eggs in separate bowl for egg wash.
- Mix flour and remaining spices in another shallow bowl.
- Remove chicken from pickle juice marinade and drain well. Dip into egg wash and then into flour mixture.
- “Fry” chicken however you prefer. I did mine a pan with 1 to 2 tbsp of peanut oil.
- When chicken is done, dress your bun and add chicken. Enjoy!
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Tajuana Nicole is a health and fitness “junkie” who demonstrates that every healthy day is a good day. She owns Health and Fit blog — home to hidden-gem recipes proving that organic, non-junk foods can be cooked in mouthwatering ways.