Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich Copycat

4 servings


40 minutes

total time



4 chicken breast halves

1/2 cup pickle juice

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup milk

1 large egg

oil for frying

4 hamburger buns

Pickle, lettuce, tomato and cheese slices (, for topping)

For the Breading

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 Tablespoons powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (*optional, for a spicy chicken sandwich)

Chik Fil A Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

3 teaspoons yellow mustard

2 teaspoon barbecue sauce (hickory tastes the best)

2 Tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Marinate the chicken: combine the pickle juice and water in a ziplock bag. Add the chicken breast halves and marinate for 30 minutes.

Make the sauce: Make the Chick-fil-A sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Next, in a large bowl mix the breading ingredients together: flour, powdered sugar, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, salt, and baking powder.

In another bowl mix the milk, and egg.

Add 2-3 cups of oil to a large saucepan and heat oil to about 350 degrees F.

Coat the chicken: Dip the marinated chicken into the egg mixture, and then coat in the flour breading mixture. Now "double-dip" by repeating this step and dipping that same chicken tender back into the egg mixture and then back into the flour again!

Pan fry: Place chicken in hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove to paper towel to dry.

Assemble Sandwich: Toast the sandwich buns. Grab the Chick-fil-A sauce and smooth it on both sides of the buns. Top with lettuce, cheese, and crispy chicken! Enjoy!


Serving Size



579 kcal

Total Fat

27 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



88 mg


1286 mg

Total Carbohydrate

62 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

15 g


21 g

4 servings


40 minutes

total time
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