One of my guilty pleasures is Chick-Fil-A. We don’t go there that often because with two kids it can be a little pricey. We actually went just the other day and used some coupons I got in the mail for a free salad and shake. We paid $5 but if we didn’t have the coupons it would have cost $16. I’ve really been trying to cut eating out out of our budget. Of course, occasionally it’s OK, but I want occasionally to be once a month not once every two weeks.
My solution for this is making my favorite take out recipes at home! You may remember my Better Than Takeout Sesame Chicken from a few months ago, or one of my very first posts (and still to this day my boys’ favorite treat) Copy Cat Sonic Slush; making my family’s favorite treats at home is a win-win for me. One, I don’t have to spend eating out. Two, eating out with 2 kids under the age of three is a joke. And three, most of the time my version is healthier; most of the time.
The inspiration for this meal came from my husband saying how much he loved Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. He does so much for our family and never asks for anything in return so I like to surprise him with little things to let him know I do appreciate what he does for us. I found this recipe from Raining Hot Coupons a few months back and have finally tweeked it to my families liking. So if you love Chick-Fil-A like we do, give this sandwich a try; you’ll be happy you did.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup dill pickle juice
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of garlic salt
- oil for frying
- Pickle slices for garnish
- Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise and width wise so you have 8 pieces of chicken.
- Marinate chicken in pickle juice in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- In a small bowl whisk together eggs and milk.
- In a second bowl combine flour and spices.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Dip chicken into egg/milk mix and then into flour mix (make sure both sides are fully covered in flour).
- Cook in pan for 5 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Let cool on a paper towel lined plate.
- Serve on buns with pickles.
- Be very careful when flipping chicken in oil. I use our BBQ tongs so I can stay away from the popping oil.
- The original recipe calls to only let the chicken cook for 2 minutes per side but every time I have made these they need at least 5 minutes per side.
If you are wanting some more Chick-Fil-A goodness, you can also check out my Chick-Fil-A Nuggets recipe. What’s your favorite fast food treat?