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Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets on a plate with homemade sauce.
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4.41 from 5 votes

Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets Recipe

This Chick Fil A Nuggets recipe is going to seriously BLOW your mind with its flavor authenticity! Made with boneless, skinless chicken breast and just the right amount of seasoning. Your family won’t even know these aren’t store-bought!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal
Author Jen


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Tony Chachere's seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3 inches peanut oil


  • Combine milk and eggs and whisk together in a medium sized bowl. Add chicken pieces into the milk mixture and make sure they are completely covered. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Combine flour, breadcrumbs, and seasonings in a medium sized bowl. Mix well.
  • Remove chicken from the fridge and dredge the chicken pieces with the flour mixture.
  • Heat the oil on medium high heat. Check to see if it's hot enough by adding a pinch of flour. Once it starts to turn and boil your oil is ready. About 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/3 of chicken into the oil. Don't overcrowd with too large of a portion. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is a nice golden brown. I found 4 minutes was the perfect amount of time.
  • Remove chicken from the oil and place on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and sauces.


  1. Don't place nuggets on paper towels or it will get them soggy. 
  2. If you don't have any Tony Chachere's seasoning salt, replace it with kosher salt. 


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 4mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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