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Homemade Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets Recipe

If I had the option of eating Chick-Fil-A every day of my life, I would. I LOVE it. This version of Homemade Chick-Fil-A Chicken nuggets helps me with my addiction and might help you with yours.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time1 hr 3 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chick-fil-a, chick-fil-a chicken nuggets, chicken nuggets, Copycat Recipe
Servings: 5
Calories: 261kcal


  • Large Bowl (2)
  • Whisk
  • Saucepan


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 32 ounces canola oil 1 bottle, for frying


  • In a large bowl whisk milk and egg together
  • Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see
  • Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  • In another large bowl combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, pepper, and chili powder and stir together.
  • In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat
  • Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about 8 pieces at a time into the flour mixture making sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil
  • Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out)
  • Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any extra oil.
  • Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken.



  • Dip nuggets in your favorite sauce.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1060mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg