Pinned & prepped: Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets
Oh, how we love Chick-fil-A. Best. Chicken. Ever. And waffle fries. And peppermint chocolate chip milkshakes, which I REALLY wish would stick around all year. (Of course, the “my pleasure” they offer while refilling my Diet Coke almost makes up for it.)
One thing to note, this recipe requires marinating the chicken pieces for 2 to 4 hours, so plan ahead. But it’s totally worth it. Though not as perfect as the original Chick-fil-A nuggets, this copycat recipe comes pretty darn close. We made them last night and inhaled them.
I agree with Iowa Girl Eats—the secret is totally in the pickle juice. Who knew?
The post also includes a recipe for honey mustard dipping sauce, but who wants that old standby when you can make a copycat recipe for the truly inspired Chick-fil-A Sauce? I swear I could bathe in that stuff.
Don’t tell, but I may hide extra packets in my purse to use at home. Sometimes I even bring a couple with me when I eat at other fast food restaurants so I can dip my French fries in it. Of course, if you share my secret, I’ll turn you in for all those extra Chick-fil-A mints you snagged during our last CFA play date. You know who you are…
But back to the Chick-fil-A Sauce recipe. If you want to make your own version at home (for dipping, not bathing), you need only two ingredients:
- 1 cup Ken’s Honey Mustard dressing (no substitutes)
- 2 tsp BBQ sauce, smoky flavor
- Combine dressing and barbecue sauce.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve this sauce with a side of copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets and you’ll be one step closer to Mother of the Year.
And it’s only March.
What you’ll need for the original recipe:
Peanut or canola oil (for frying)
Previous pinned & prepped recipes:
- Slow cooker angel chicken
- Slow cooker chicken & dumplings
- No-bake peanut butter s’mores bars
- Tomato basil Parmesan soup
- Chocolate chip cookie n’ Oreo fudge brownie bar