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Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

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Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich has a juicy, tender chicken breast that is coated in a crispy batter that leaves you wanting one more bite! Load your sandwich with pickles and sauce, and sink your teeth into this glorious chicken sandwich.

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This easy delicious chicken sandwich is worth every single bite of seasoned boneless breast of chicken that is marinated and seasoned to perfection and served on a toasted bun so much better than going to the Chick Fil A restaurant.

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Ingredients Needed for Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

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  • 1 pound chicken breast: Pound chicken breast to 1″ thickness for even cooking and to make your chicken more tender.
  • Pickle Juice: One Cup of pickle juice; use dill pickle juice, not a sweet.
  • Flour: one cup of all-purpose flour.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder: Garlic powder or granulated garlic.
  • 1 tsp paprika: Smoked paprika or plain works.
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • peanut oil: Peanut oil has the best flavor for this chicken sandwich but you can use regular vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup milk: we used whole milk.
  • One egg: Whisked for dipping the chicken.

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Directions for Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

First Step: Marinate Chicken

  • Cut Chicken breast into 4 pieces.
  • Marinate chicken breast in pickle juice for one hour.
  • Meanwhile, Mix together the dry ingredients
  • Whisk egg and milk together.
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Second Step: Coat Chicken

  • Dip chicken in flour mixture then egg.
  • Dip back in flour until well coated with flour.
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Third Step: Pan Fry

  • Pour Peanut Oil into a deep frying pan with about 2-3 cups of oil.
  • Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Place chicken in hot oil for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Chicken should reach 160 degrees.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Place Air Fryer on 390 and preheat for 5 minutes
  • Place chicken pieces on a rack in the foodie or air fryer
  • Spray with peanut oil.
  • Cook for 20 minutes.
  • check the temp of your chicken should be 165 degrees.
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Last Step: Assemble the Sandwich

  • Toast your buns.
  • Spread Chick Fil A Sauce on the bun.
  • Place fried chicken on the buns.
  • Add Dill Pickles Chips to the chicken sandwich.
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Tips and Tricks

  • For Spicy Chick Fil A sandwiches, add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, to the flour mixture, and a slice of pepper jack cheese to the sandwich.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does Chick Fil A use pickle juice for their chicken?

Yes! This is their trademark flavor, chicken that is soaked in pickle juice that has taken the world by storm. It helps to tenderize, taste, and keep your chicken nice and juicy while it cooks. 

How long do you marinate Chicken in pickle juice? 

You can marinate your chicken for as little as an hour or up to 8 hours. I did mine for just one hour, and it worked great. So if you want to make this chicken for dinner you could prep your chicken and place it in a sealable bag and toss it in the fridge to soak. When you get home pull it out and prep and cook your sandwich. 

How to store leftover copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwiches 

If you have leftover sandwiches, toss them in the fridge for up to three days. I will say the breading on the chicken will not be crispy like day one but the flavor will taste fantastic. To make them crispy again pop them in the air fryer for 3 minutes.

What to pair with Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwiches

French Fries, Waffle Fries,Coleslaw, Potato Salad,Or Onion rings.

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Give this recipe a try today, I think you all will fall head over heels for this juicy Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich recipe!

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Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich has a juicy, tender chicken breast that is coated in a crispy batter that leaves you wanting one more bite! Load your sandwich with pickles and sauce, and sink your teeth into this glorious chicken sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 cup Pickle juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Cut Chicken breast into 4 pieces.
  2. Marinate chicken breast in pickle juice for one hour.
  3. Meanwhile, Mix together the dry ingredients
  4. Whisk egg and milk together.
  5. Dip chicken in flour mixture then egg.
  6. Dip back in flour until well coated with flour.
  7. Pour Peanut Oil into a deep frying pan with about 2-3 cups of oil.
  8. Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
  9. Place chicken in hot oil for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  10. Chicken should reach 160 degrees.

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. Place Air Fryer on 390 and preheat for 5 minutes
  2. Place chicken pieces on a rack in the foodie or air fryer
  3. Spray with peanut oil.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. check the temp of your chicken should be 165 degrees.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 2453mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 41g

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15 Comments

  1. We tried this tonight. We love chick fil a and I was excited to try this. It was not copy cat chick fil a. It was good, but not like chick fil a. The breading was crunchy, not flaky, and it fell off when I pulled pieces out of foodi. One thing I struggled with, we have the 8qt foodi and I struggled with fitting 4 chicken breast halves in one run. This made it tough for a family of 4 dinner. I preheated the oven and kept some warm while cooking the rest. It was good, but won’t make our regular menu.

  2. Turn the heat down on a Ninja Grill/ Air Crisper it’s a bit too hot I put it down to 375. The flavor was there but it crisped a bit too much.

  3. Made this, this afternoon and the only thing I did differently was use GF flour and soaked the chicken in pickle longer than an hour. The breading was still powder on the outside which turned out okay because it fell off when I took it out of the Foodi. I will say though the chicken DID taste VERY much like CFA without breading. Will try again but likely just fry in peanut oil for the family and let the chicken marinate over night in pickle juice.

  4. You’ve got to add a little powdered sugar to the flour mixture 😉 Trust me! It makes all the difference in the world!!

  5. I just happen to run across your site. Would love some of your recipes. Especially the copycat Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich marinated in pickle juice. Thanks, Debbie

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