Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chicken Bites: Chick-Fil-A Style

Chick-Fil-A is a fast food restaurant found throughout the USA. Neither of us have ever had their chicken bites, but we have had a chicken sandwich from there and can say that this recipe perfects the taste that is so unique to Chick-Fil-A. Don't let the ingredients scare you off. These chicken bites are juicy, flavorful, and addictive!

Two servings:

2 large chicken breasts
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pickle juice (Better believe it!!!)
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tbs powdered sugar (!!!yes, we know. Whaaat?!?!)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup oil for frying

Whisk the egg, milk, and pickle juice together. Pour into a bowl or bag.

Cut the chicken breasts into small bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the egg mixture. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
~We refrigerated ours for 1 1/2 hours and it was great. We are not big believers that longer is always seems to us that after 30-45 minutes nothing comes from longer marinating times, but maybe we are just impatient...~

Once you're ready to continue, combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and pepper in a large ziplock bag. Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the bag. Shake so that the chicken is coated completely.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. If you want, you can make this chicken in two batches. If you choose to do this, heat up only half of the oil the first time.

Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken for about 3-4 minutes on each side. The chicken should be a nice golden brown and cooked through before it is removed and placed on a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve with your choice of sides. We went for mashed potatoes and green beans. We bet french fries would also be tasty.

We got this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats who suggests making a honey mustard dipping sauce to serve as a side. We made our own type of honey mustard by mixing mayonnaise, mustard, garlic salt, and pepper.


  1. oooh would be great try to make the same recipe whit shrimps or fish but don't know the results whit pickle juice i will try that.

  2. We don't know how that would work. Shrimp might be good but fish would probably just fall apart. Let us know if you do try it!