Chick Fil-A Copycat Sandwich

My version of the famous Chick Fil-A Fried Chicken Sandwich

AuthorSara Bojarski Prep Time: 1:30:00
Cook Time: 0:30:00
Total Time: 2:00:00
Serving Size: Serves 4-6 Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Pickle Juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 T Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 tsps Salt
  • 2 tsps Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsps Dried Basil
  • 8 Hamburger Buns (Potato Buns)
  • For the Chicken: Take the whole breast and butterfly it in half completely so you're left with 2 equally thick pieces of chicken. Cut each piece in half lengthwise so each whole chicken breast is now 4 pieces of equally thick chicken. Place the chicken in a large tupperware and pour in the pickle juice. Let marinate in your fridge for 1 hour.
  • Heat a deep fryer or a pot of oil to 350 degrees. Meanwhile prepare your chicken breading assembly line. In a large shallow bowl, beat together your eggs and milk. On another large plate, combine your flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, paprika, salt, basil, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • For the breading, remove the chicken from the pickle juice and coat in the egg/milk mixture. Then place in the flour mixture and coat thoroughly. Shake off any excess flour and re-dunk in the egg mixture. Put back in the flour mixture and again, shake off any excess flour. Place in the deep fryer/hot oil and cook until golden brown. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from the oil and place on a large sheet tray lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Lightly salt. Repeat with all chicken pieces.
  • For the sandwich assembly - using lightly toasted potato buns (hamburger buns) - add your chicken and the Chick Fil-A Sauce (recipe below). Optional: Add Pickles.