Homemade Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

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Lip smackin’ good chicken nuggets with a short list of ingredients you already have on hand.


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, about 4, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • peanut oil, for frying


  1. Cube chicken into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg and milk. Add the chicken to the egg mixture, stir to combine. Cover and marinate for 3-4 hours.
  3. In a gallon sized ziplock bag, mix the flour, powdered sugar, and spices until well combined. Add the chicken pieces and shake well.
  4. In a large cast iron skillet, or frying pan, pour 2 inches of peanut oil. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  5. When oil is hot, add battered chicken to the pan. Cook chicken in batches, turning once half way through, until nuggets are golden brown.
  6. Drain chicken nuggets on a paper towel and serve.