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I have a confession to make.
I used to loooooooooooooooooove Chick-Fil-A® chicken nuggets. I would eat there every chance I got.
Then, I went gluten-free in 2012 and never ate there again. I would eat there even in my real food days on occasion. Nothing crazy, but a little “treat” every once in a while. Of any fast food, it was my favorite (along with Chipotle).
Over time, I discovered just how bad processed and refined foods made me feel and I never went back to my favorite fast food restaurants (except Chipotle. It still works for my body). But that doesn’t stop the occasional hankering for previous comfort foods, now does it. And on a side note, can someone please explain to me how, after almost a decade of eating at Taco Bell, I still have a random craving for a nacho supreme every now and then?!
So, you can imagine how super stoked I was when my friend came up with this amazing Copycat Chick-Fil-A® Chicken Nuggets recipe and then allowed me to share it here.
It. Is. Amazing.
Totally hits the spot when you have that craving that just won’t go away! You know, those days when you want fast food but know it will leave you feeling icky and sluggish. Bring the fast food home to your kitchen with this copycat recipe. I can guarantee your family is going to LOVE it! It will probably become a regularly requested meal for your weekly meal plan.
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- 1 lb chicken breasts tenderloins, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk of your choice (I use coconut milk)
- 1 cup dill pickle juice
- 1/2 cup certified gluten-free oat flour (if you're completely grain-free, use cassava flour instead)
- 1/2 cup plantain flour
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- oil for frying (I like coconut oil or avocado oil)
- In a large bowl, combine chicken and pickle juice; marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drain well.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together milk and egg. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine; drain excess milk mixture.
- In a gallon size resealable bag or large bowl, combine flour and seasonings.
- Add chicken, tossing to coat.
- Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 163mg Sodium: 2414mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 46g
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