Chicken Lunch Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Making Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets and Sauces at Home

Craving Chick Fil A nuggets and sauces but don’t want to leave the house? Look no further! This guide will show you how to make delicious copycat Chick Fil A nuggets and sauces at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can recreate the classic Chick Fil A flavors in your own kitchen. Read on to learn how to make the perfect copycat Chick Fil A nuggets and sauces.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together the buttermilk.
  4. Dip the chicken cubes into the buttermilk, then into the flour mixture, making sure to coat each piece evenly.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken cubes and cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, mustard powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
  9. Serve the chicken nuggets with the sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (about 4 nuggets and 2 tablespoons of sauce)

Calories: 437

Fat: 28g

Carbohydrates: 24g

Protein: 22g

Additional Tips and Variations

  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture.
  • For a crunchier version, add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the flour mixture.
  • For a healthier version, bake the chicken nuggets in the oven at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
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