Kids’ Favourite Takeout: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Strips Recipe

  • I’ll admit, I am a sucker for Chick-Fil-A. I don’t eat a lot of fast food, but that is one store I will brake for every time. What I love about the strips is their unique blend of spices. They are crispy and crunchy without being dry, and they taste great dipped in tomato sauce, ranch, or barbecue sauce. Since I don’t live that close to a Chick-Fil-A, I’ve come to recreating these tasty nuggets at home. I haven’t perfected the Chick-Fil-A chicken strips recipe, but these are dangerously close!

    Chick-Fil-A Chicken Strips

    If your fam can't get enough of these crispy guys, try making them at home!

    Servings: 3-4


    • boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips: 1 pound
    • buttermilk: ½ cup
    • egg: 1
    • all-purpose flour: ¾ cup
    • confectioner's sugar: 1 tablespoon
    • paprika: 1 pinch
    • kosher salt: ½ teaspoon
    • ground pepper: ½ teaspoon
    • vegetable oil: for frying


    Step 1: Add the chicken to a large bowl, and pour in the buttermilk and egg. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for six hours, or up to overnight.

    Step 2: Add the flour, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper to a large Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and toss it well until evenly coated.

    Step 3: Pour enough vegetable oil into a heavy bottomed pan to come 2 inches up the side. Heat it up until bubbles sizzle up when flour is added. Fry the nuggets for 3 to 4 minutes, turning at the halfway point. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel. Serve hot.

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