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Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches

Fried to perfection, this wonderful copycat recipe allows you to enjoy the flavors of Chick-fil-A in the comforts of your own home. Tasting just like the kind you get in the restaurant, try to stop at just one.


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  • 2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, and halved
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • pickles, to taste
  • butter, to taste
  • soft hamburger buns


  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 thin pieces.  Put chicken in between heavy plastic and pound with a mallet to flatten. 
  2. After pounding, season the chicken with Kosher salt, black pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together egg, milk and 2 tablespoons of water.
  4. In a separate bowl combine and mix the flours, the baking soda, dry mustard.  I like to add a pinch more of cayenne pepper and oregano. 
  5. Heat about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in cast iron skillet and wait for it to get hot (325 degrees F.)
  6. Dip the chicken in egg mixture and then dip in to flour mixture.  Make sure to fully coat each chicken.  Fry the chicken in the oil until it is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Butter and toast buns,  serve with a pickle on the sandwich.

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I made this for the American Legion guys during their Pool Tournament....they LOVED it!!!

Sounds like the sandwhich would be very good to make, but where does the powdered sugar come in at. Did you leave it out? How is the powdered sugar used in the recipe?

i have been looking for chick-fil-a grilled chicken recipe. anyone know it?

The powdered sugar is mixed with the flours. It's odd, but it is somewhat of their "secret" ingredient. I've also heard of people brining the chicken in pickle juice to get it closer to the Chick-Fil-A flavor.

Why is there powdered sugar listed in ingredients and not added in instructions? Never heard of powdered sugar used for chicken.


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