Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich recipe (2024)

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwiches are every bit as tender and juicy as the original. Chicken is brined in pickle juice, dredged in an egg mixture and coated in seasoned flour-breading before being fried in peanut oil.

Never stand in a fast food line again after tasting this amazing copycat Chick-fil-A sandwich. Serve withfried mashed potato balls, sweet potato fries, or aMediterranean pasta salad.

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich


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How to Make a Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Copycat Chick-fil-A may seem like a somewhat elaborate sandwich to prepare, but it’s actually quite easy and the results are so worth it! It requires brining skinless boneless chicken cutlets for about an hour, then coating in a seasoned flour-breading before deep-frying in peanut oil.

  1. Brine the pounded chicken breasts in pickle juice for about an hour.
  2. Mix eggs & milk in bowl and flour, sugar and seasonings in another.
  3. Dredge chicken in egg mixture, then coat in seasoned flour breading.
  4. Fry each side until golden and browned.

Let rest on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil from frying. Then serve on lightly toasted hamburger buns, with the toppings of your choice.

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What Is On It?

Copycat Chick-fil-A sandwiches are served on broiler-toasted hamburger buns with sliced pickles. You can also include a slice of American cheese, tomatoes or leaf lettuce according to your preference.

Mayonnaise is the classic condiment for a Chick-fil-A sandwich, but here’s where you can get creative. Top with honey mustard, Heinz 57 sauce, or ketchup.

A simple and delicious spread can be made by mixing a ½ cup of mayonnaise with 1 ½ tablespoons of Dijon mustard. Thousand Island dressing is also delicious on this sandwich.

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How to Reheat a Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Refrigerate your copycat chicken sandwich (if there are any leftovers) but to enjoy this classic chicken sandwich fully, it should be served hot!

  • For best results, reheat the chicken portion in a hot oven to crisp up the coating.
  • Avoid using the microwave to heat because it will just make the coating soggy and toughen the chicken.
  • Top with pickles or your favorite toppings and serve on lightly toasted hamburger buns!

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich recipe

This Copycat Chick-fil-A recipe is a delicious homemade sandwich that the entire family will love!


Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 4 minutes minutes

Marinade 1 hour hour

Total Time 24 minutes minutes

Author Holly


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • ½ cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 cup peanut oil for frying
  • 4 buns buttered and toasted
  • pickle slices for topping!


  • Put chicken in zip top bag and pound gently with the flat side of a mallet until about 1/2" thick.

  • Cut each breast into 2 equal pieces. Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for about an hour.

  • Beat together egg and milk in a bowl.

  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350°F.

  • Dip each chicken piece into the egg covering both sides, then coat in flour on each side.

  • Fry each chicken piece for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.

  • Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Then serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1269mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 12.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Sandwich

Cuisine American

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