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Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

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Making this copycat Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is easier than you think and tastes so good! You are never going to believe the secret ingredient in making these tasty sandwiches we all love. 

Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

On Sunday it is notorious that I will be sitting on the couch and get a sudden urge to eat Chick-Fil-A. If you are a Chick-fil-A lover like me, you know that this is a problem, until now! Meet the Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwich. It is tender and juicy and tastes identical to the one you get at Chick-Fil-A! You will fall in love with this sandwich especially as you dip it in our copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce . And if you like your Chick-fil-A sandwich spicy, be sure to learn how with our copycat Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich recipe. 

Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

How to Make Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

1. Soak chicken filets in dill pickle juice for at least one hour but preferably up to 6 hours.

2. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer over medium-high heat to 375 degrees.

3. Drain pickle juice from chicken pieces and pat chicken dry with paper towels.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika. Set aside.

5. Mix the milk and egg until well blended. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk & egg mixture and then toss in the flour mixture. Shake off extra flour and gently place the chicken into hot peanut oil.

6. Fry the chicken filet for about 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is 165 degrees inside and juices run clear. Drain on clean paper towels.

7. On a griddle over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Place the hamburger buns with the open face down onto the griddle. Grill for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

8. Serve the chicken filets on the buns with pickles.

Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

Tips Tricks and FAQs

* Want to make a deluxe sandwich? You can! Just add lettuce, tomato, and a slice of cheese to the sandwich. Typically it is served with American, but I always swap it out for Pepper Jack cheese. 
* Be sure you marinate your chicken. This gives it the delicious Chick-Fil-A taste that we all love! 
* You can easily double the recipe. 

Copycat Chick-fil-a Sandwiches

Storage

You will want to store your leftover chicken filets in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you are ready to enjoy, reheat and make a new sandwich. 

Freezer

You can freeze your Copycat Chick-Fil-A chicken patties. Place them in a freezer-safe container and place them in the fridge for up to 2 months. 

copycat chick fil a Chicken Sandwich

Can I Make this Chicken Chick-Fil-A sandwich in the Air Fryer?

Yes! You can make this in the Air fryer! Follow the recipe when it comes to marinating and seasoning. After your chicken is breaded, spray it with an olive oil spray then place your chicken in the Air Fryer basket that has been preheated to 370 degrees. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. When you flip your chicken, spray it again with olive oil spray. 

Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

Copycat Chick-fil- A Chicken Sandwich

Making this copycat Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is easier than you think and tastes so good! You are never going to believe the secret ingredient in making these tasty sandwiches we all love.

Ingredients

  • For chicken:
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets, or boneless skinless chicken breast cut in half through the thickness, pounded flat
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • For sandwich:
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • Pickles, if desired

Instructions

    1. Soak chicken filets in dill pickle juice for at least one hour but preferably up to 6 hours.

2. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer over medium-high heat to 375 degrees.

3. Drain pickle juice from chicken pieces and pat chicken dry with paper towels.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika. Set aside.

5. Mix the milk and egg until well blended. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk & egg mixture and then toss in the flour mixture. Shake off extra flour and gently place the chicken into hot peanut oil.

6. Fry the chicken filet for about 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is 165 degrees inside and juices run clear. Drain on clean paper towels.

7. On a griddle over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Place the hamburger buns with the open face down onto the griddle. Grill for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

8. Serve the chicken filets on the buns with pickles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 715Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 3290mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 58g

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Mort

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Anyway I can Air fry this? thanks much

Melissa

Monday 18th of April 2022

Absolutely you can. Use this recipe as a guide for timing etc for your chicken breasts :) https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/air-fryer-parmesan-crusted-chicken/

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