I’m sitting here, staring at my screen, trying to figure out how to tell you that these little bites are the closest I’ve come to finding a replica of Chick-fil-A’s chicken nuggets. These are very close and I am extremely excited to know that leftovers are still in my freezer, ready to be enjoyed at a moment’s notice.
Our life is full of irony, and one of the major examples involves Chick-fil-A. Ben and I both, equally, love the Christian-based fast food restaurant; for its principles and its food. Unfortunately, while we lived in the Chicago area, the closest one was a little over an hour away. Finally, after five years, they announced they were going to expand to the Chicago area starting in our western suburb! The irony stumbles in here: We moved to Southern California a month before the restaurant opened!
Now, the closest Chick-fil-A to us is about 45 minutes. So, you can see why it’s so exciting for me to find somewhat of a copycat recipe to cook up in the convenience of our home. And, it’s definitely a money saver!
Some people might try to tell you that you need to soak the chicken in pickle juice, first. While that may be true regarding Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich, it is not true of their nuggets. The real secret here is the powdered sugar in the coating. Yum, yum!
This recipe makes a large amount since I doubled it from the original source. In my world, I don’t fry things often. So, if I’m going to make such a mess, then I plan to fry up extras to store in the freezer for future, quick weeknight meals or lunches. Just don’t plan on eating with your family the night that you make these, because while you are standing at the stove frying up the entire batch, they will be picking off the finished product, licking their fingers and filling themselves up without you. So, you might as well just pick at them right then, too! If you do not desire to have leftovers, then halve the recipe below and get ready to regret your decision. 😉