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Chick-Fuh-Lay Nuggets & Sauce


I hate Sunday’s. Not because it’s the last day of the weekend.

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But because I seem to crave Chick-Fil-A only on Sunday’s and I can’t fulfill that craving because they’re CLOSED.

chick-fil-a nuggets

I’ve fixed that problem and I probably solved everyone’s problem too.

chick-fil-a nuggets

Let’s go swimming! My favorite sauce, ever at the Chick-Fil-a.

I didn’t want some lawsuit against me so I didn’t title this post appropriately with the real restaurant’s name, you get the point though, right? This is the closest to the real thing and Jason and I DEVOURED this. I laced the dipping sauce and breading in crack, true story. Not.

Seriously, I’m addicted to this place and it’s such a bad habit. It’s even worse that it’s 2 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE. Yeah, it’s both a curse and a gift at the same time. However, Sundays are DUMB. They’re closed (which, I value their reasoning behind it) but guh, everyone and their mothers seem to crave it on Sunday’s and you can’t fulfill that craving. You have to wait til Monday, and with me, there’s no Chick-Fil-A that’s close to my work in DC (actually, that might be a really good thing).

Are you hungry yet? Are you craving Chick-Fil-A? I’m sorry, you probably are. I mean, everything about that place is heaven. Fried chicken, Chick-Fil-A sauce, cookies & creme milkshakes, waffle fries, lemonade, 7000 calories in one sitting…okay, I’ll stop.

Go make these now and every Sunday, you’ll think of me and thank me :) and so will your neighbors.

I should also point out: this isn’t Chick-Fil-A’s secret recipe. This is only a copycat. But they taste super darn close to it. So there, don’t sue me, I have a disclaimer!

chick-fil-a nuggets

Chick-Fuh-Lay Nuggets & Sauce

This copycat Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets & sauce recipe is so addicting!
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4
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For the sauce

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoon mustard, (regular prepared yellow mustard)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, (to taste)

For the nuggets

  • 8 chicken tenderloins or 6 chicken breasts, (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Peanut oil or canola oil for frying, (I used canola)


  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce, mix well, and set aside or pop in the fridge.
  • In a large dutch oven or stockpot, heat up the oil over medium high heat to 375 degrees (see note below).
  • While the oil is heating, in a gallon plastic bag, combine flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika. Seal it and shake to combine well.
  • Throw the chicken bites into the plastic bag, close it, and shake til all are coated well.
  • Using a slotted spoon, fish out the nuggets and shake off excess flour and place on a clean plate.
  • Before you start frying, prepare a plate by lining sheets of paper towels to drain the nuggets after frying.
  • When ready, place about 10-12 nuggets in the oil and let cook for about 5 minutes (but it also depends on the size of your nuggets).
  • Remove nuggets from oil with a spider strainer or slotted spoon and set on lined plate to drain. Continue until all nuggets have been cooked.
  • Serve hot with dipping sauce and/or ketchup.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 643 kcal | Carbohydrates: 72 g | Protein: 47 g | Fat: 16 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 15 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickfila copycat
Recipe Rating


Monday 8th of April 2019

Hi. I haven’t tried this, but it’s on my list. Do you think this would work just as well in an air fryer? Thank you, Carrie

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

I haven't tried because I don't have an air fryer but I bet it would be awesome!


Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Tried the sauce just added a little bbq's sauce and a spri Kleenex of love love it...ty

Betty morris

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

I loved your wraps,but you changed them,it is all lettuce not much of anything else.nothappy with the change..Betty morris


Thursday 7th of December 2017

Did you remove the recipe? I'm confused as to why I can't find it.


Friday 8th of December 2017

Sorry, it's there now. During recipe plugin converting, it didn't convert correctly so it didn't display. Now it's there :)


Tuesday 12th of September 2017

PLEASE tell me why most recipes call for Canola oil when that is one of the worse oils you can use. It was once used to grease railroad tracks and when that was not necessary anymore, they found another use for it...HUMAN CONSUMPTION. It becomes even more toxic when heated to high temperatures so please, no more Canola. Peanut oil would be much better. Thank you for such wonderful recipes....June Schiavoni