A few years ago, I tried to find a Chick-Fil-A recipe online so I could recreate their amazing chicken at home. As with most recipes online, there is some tweaking that needs done. I think I have finally mastered the recipe and here it is for you to try!
- 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast
- dill pickle juice
- 2 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1½ cup flour
- 3 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1½ teaspoon paprika
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon celery seed
- ¾ teaspoon dried basil
- Peanut Oil for frying
First, you are going to need dill pickle juice. I wish you could buy this in a store, but you can’t. If you don’t like dill pickles, you can dump the pickles and keep the juice.
I use about 3 pounds of chicken breasts. I usually only make this when chicken breasts are BOGO!
Then, take each strip of chicken and place it in a container with pickle juice. Make sure the chicken is covered with pickle juice. Put the cover on the container and place it in the refrigerator. Let the chicken marinate overnight.
The next day, you will see that the chicken is pickled.
Dip chicken strips into egg mixture, coating both sides, then coat in dry mixture. Then place chicken into pan of hot oil. You will want enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. I have to add oil after I cook two or three pans of chicken strips.
If you want to make a spicy chicken, add a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce to the marinade, and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture.