Monday, February 24, 2014

Skinny Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

I am in love with Chick-Fil-A. The closest one, however, is up the highway for 15 minutes so we tend to stick to the one delivery place in our town. haha. So, when i found this recipe for copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets I knew I had to try it. Not to mention it was a SKINNY RECIPE!!

The only problem was it called for pickle juice and I had just thrown away my last jar. However, finishing off a jar of pickles is never a problem for me so the next time we headed to the store I was sure to pick up a jar! (Always save the juice!! If you don't want the copycat chicken nuggets, pickle juice is always good for pickle shots!! pickle shots = pickle juice + vodka)

While I was preparing the nuggets, super easy by the way, Mike looked up the recipe for copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce and we tried that out, too!! Yes, I had mac-and-cheese. I have been craving it, but I didn't feel guilty at all. Especially because one serving of these nuggets (4) is only 149 calories!! For full nutritional info see the original recipe at Skinny Mom.

1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup pickle juice
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
coconut oil (really any oil)

Cut chicken breast into large nugget size pieces and marinate in the pickle juice for 30-60 minutes. The chicken will shrink just a little when cooking.

Put oil in skillet and heat. The temp should be about 350ยบ. While that is heating up, mix wet ingredients together in a bowl. Then, mix dry ingredients into a separate bowl. 

Place chicken into the wet ingredients. Dip each piece into the dry ingredients and place in the skillet. Cook on each side about 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 

Remove chicken from oil and let dry on a paper towel covered plate. Serve and enjoy!!

Ooops and here's the link to the copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce!!

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On another note: Hopelessly Ever After is having it's monthly Thirsty Thursday linkup on Thursday!! For those interested the theme this month is Mardi Gras!! You can link up anything entertaining related: decorations, dranks (alcoholic drinks), recipes, anything I can use at a Mardi Gras partaaaayy!! Just head on over to Hopelessly Ever After and link up your post!

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  1. I'm so excited to try this recipe! Thanks for posting it. :)

  2. I will definitely be making these!!!

  3. I am a chick-fil-a fanatic! Love their nuggets and dipping sauces so this recipe just makes me happy!! lol

  4. Pickle juice? Yes please. That is an awesome secret ingredient. I'm pinning these.

    Stopping by from the link up.

  5. wow a copycat nugget. sounds good. you had me at chick filay

  6. Best recipe ever! Definitely going to have to try this out... Chic-Fil-A is amazingness!

    Thank you for linking up :)

  7. Thanks so much for sharing!! I will have to try this out