Chick-fil-a Sandwich Copycat

My brother, Josh, sent me a recipe he found online for a copycat Chick-fil-a Sandwich, and I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. I’ve made copycat restaurant recipes before, and they just never quite seem to hit the mark. But after Josh, a self-proclaimed Chick-fil-a addict, tried this recipe and raved about it, I knew I had to give it a shot. Well, folks, it did not disappoint!! Simply put, it’s DELICIOUS! My hat goes off to Hilah Cooking for nailing this copycat recipe!

Chick-fil-a Copycat
From Hilah Cooking

Yields two sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • Optional: up to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper for a spicy sandwich
  • Optional: 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup peanut oil (you can use canola oil if you don’t like or are allergic to peanut oil)
  • 2 hamburger buns, toasted and buttered
  • pickle chips
Instructions
  1. Wrap the chicken loosely between plastic wrap and pound gently with the flat side of a meat tenderizer until about 1/2 inch thick all around.
  2. Cut into two pieces, as even as possible.
  3. Marinate in the pickle juice for 30 minutes to one hour (add a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce now for a spicy sandwich).
  4. Beat the egg with the milk in a bowl.
  5. Combine the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.
  6. Dip the chicken pieces each into the egg on both sides, then coat in flour on both sides.
  7. Heat the oil in a skillet (1/2 inch deep) to about 345-350. (On my electric stove, this was required the highest setting. It’s important to make sure the oil is hot enough so the breading doesn’t just fall off.)
  8. Fry each cutlet for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Blot on paper and serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.

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