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Fabulous Food Friday #79

*EDITED* {For more about this recipe click here!}

If you know me you know that I laaaaaaauuuuuuve a certain fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken…not cows…chicken. I was first introduced to it when my family moved to Utah. I was 17 at the time and totally into the mall. Yeah. Do you remember the mall? I mean really remember how malls used to be as a teenager? The mall is completely different now that I am an adult…not that the mall has changed, but I as a shopper have changed. Let’s get in and out of that teen hangout place as fast as we can!!!
The mall had a small chicken restaurant there and my friends and I would frequently eat there while hanging out. {SIDENOTE} There was an ‘older’ lady that worked there and she was always so nice and quick…well…she still works there 13 years later! She was there when we last visited. {SIDENOTE over}.

Copy Cat Chick-fil-a Nugget Recipe | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

 Again, if you know me at all, you also know that I love to recreate dishes that I order all the time. Part of it is a game to see if I can really do it and the other part is because I know how expensive eating out can be! So, after a little research and a collaboration of recipes I came up with a very tasty nugget recipe that I am sure you and your family will love. I do not claim that these taste JUST LIKE the chicken (not cow) place, but comes pretty darn close!

Sweet Chicky Nuggets

2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
2 TBSP powdered sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
peanut oil (is best) or canola oil

In a medium bowl whisk the egg and stir in the milk. Trim any fat away from chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces. Place chicken in milk mixture,and cover. Let it ‘marinate’ for 2-4 hours in the fridge. This will make the chicken very nice and tender. In a gallon size resealable baggie combine flour, powdered sugar, salt and pepper. Seal and shake to combine. Place about 2 inches of oil in a medium deep pot. Over medium high heat (more towards the high side) heat oil until hot. If using a thermometer let the temperature reach 375°. If you don’t have a fancy gadget like most people, I always test my oil by dropping a few drops of water into it. You want it to sizzle and not pop too much. Adjust your heat if necessary. Using a fork or tongs remove cut chicken from milk mixture and place in the flour mixture. Seal and shake until nuggets are completely coated. Place about a 6-8 nuggets into hot oil and let them cook until golden brown, turning half way through once the edge of your chicken starts to turn white. About 1 minute each side. Always double check to see if any chicken you make is cooked through. I always just make a tiny cut to see if it’s pink. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Repeat until all nuggets are cooked. Serve with your favorite sauce! I will let you in on a secret that only my bestest friends know…I ALWAYS eat my nuggets with honey! Always.

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175 Comments

  • Reply
    Brooke
    March 18, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Seriously….I am so excited to try this. I just had some nuggets today from the "not cow" place! It's my favorite. And…I totally know who the lady is you mentioned that works at the mall. I didn't know she's worked there so long.

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    Rachey-Foo
    March 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

    woohoo!!!!! i will be trying these babies out next week. ohhhhhhh YESSS!!!! with HONEY!!!! love love you. and miss you even more….

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    Jackie
    March 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    This post is NOT beneficial to my diet!!!!

    Thank goodness they don't have that "not cow" place here, I could eat there every single day for the rest of my life.

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    Steph@PlainChicken.com
    March 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I LOVE chick-fil-a nuggets. I can't wait to try this at home version!!

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    S Stargell Designs
    June 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Oh My – the "not cow" place is my favorite fast food. We moved from TX where CFA is everywhere to WA state where there are NO CFA's. I always make sure to eat there on our trips home to TX.

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      labbie1
      December 14, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      OMG!!!! NO CFA's????? That is a travesty! Seriously! I feel your pain… 🙁

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    Mallory
    August 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Found this on Pinterest and will DEFINITELY be testing out!

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    Cassie
    August 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    My cousin worked at Chick Fil A and she said they marinated them in pickle juice. Try it though, it makes them taste exactly like them

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    Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Strips are pickle marinated, nuggets are not. I'll have to try this recipe though 🙂

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      LaDonna Atkins
      July 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      I worked there all the chicken is marinated in pickle juice water and a seasoning packet overnight.

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      LaDonna Atkins
      July 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      I worked there all the chicken is marinated in pickle juice water and a seasoning packet overnight.

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      Adam McAllister
      December 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Only strips and chargrills dear. I was a cook for CFA for 5 years 😉

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      labbie1
      December 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Dill or sweet pickle?

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    Jennifer
    August 16, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Like a previous poster, I found your blog though Pinterest – I cannot wait to add more inches to my waist with this recipe. Thank you! 😉

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    Kristin
    August 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I found your recipe through Pinterest, and can I just say thank you!! My husband and I LOVE Chikfila, but moved to Canada!! It's tragic! lol Thank you again! We'll be trying these soon!

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    Briel79
    August 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Found you through pinterest too. Might have to try this yummy looking recipe! 🙂

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    Mindy
    August 17, 2011 at 1:37 am

    THANK YOU!! I live outside the US where there is no Chic-fil-A and there are days when it is all I want. I can't wait to try these!

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    Heidi
    August 17, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Found you through Pinterest as well, Yay Pinterest!! I'll let you in on a secret too, I've always eaten my nuggets with honey, and I've passed the tradition on 🙂

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    Emily
    August 17, 2011 at 1:56 am

    If you've ever eaten the nuggets cold you can taste the soy sauce in them so maybe add a little of that too? Will definitely have to try this! Thanks!

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    Melia
    August 17, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I love, Love, LOVE CFA sadly I live in Oregon where the closest CFA is 339.13 miles away in Boise. My mom and I crave their nuggets all the time. I will be trying this out VERY soon. Thank you to Pintrest lovers for pinning this for me to find.

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    Jada
    August 17, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I too found this on Pinterest and will be trying it!

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    Designateddryden
    August 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I just posted on my facebook how I love these nuggets and my friend promptly replies with this recipe. I live in Oregon where there are also no CFA's. I've been known to go out of my way on road trips to get nuggets. Totally making these soon.

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    jcfra
    August 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    By adding a bun you can complete the similarity to the chick-n-mini……Sister Schubert's Parker House Style rolls found in the freezer section of the grocery store. Just brush with honey butter prior to baking. They are even better than the chick-n-mini buns.

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    jcfra
    August 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    By adding a bun you can complete the similarity to the chick-n-mini……Sister Schubert's Parker House Style rolls found in the freezer section of the grocery store. Just brush with honey butter prior to baking. They are even better than the chick-n-mini buns.

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    Tami
    August 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Now can you figure out how to make the sauce?!?! Thank you for the recipe!

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    Soutter Family
    August 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Made the nuggets for dinner, everyone loved them!! Thank you!!!

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      Sweet Marie
      October 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you! Someone that made them and replied!

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    Jennifer
    August 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Found you on Pinterest too 🙂 The "not cow" place is one of my favorites!!! I have been good the last few times – only grilled chicken for me haha! Love you blog!

    Jen
    http://www.dishesandsocks.com

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    JessiHarri
    September 1, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I just made these tonight! Delish! Kids and I all loved them! I used a lb of chicken and have 5 baggies with 12 each in the freezer for the kids another time! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Farah Muzaffar
    September 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I just come here first time via Pinterest and so happy to find you… they looks yummy… the addition of Milk is something different from other recipes and I am sure this gives it a very tasty taste… try soon and try to tellyou too…
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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    J Randall
    September 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    For my birthday my husband got me the 64 nugget platter!! I shared, of course, but reluctantly. Thank you so much for this recipe! AND Honey Mustard is my dip of choice!

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    Lori
    September 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Amy:
    I miss you girlie! This recipe of yours is all over pinterest! I saw it there before I even saw in on your blog! Hope all is well in TX.

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    Taryn @ Formal Fringe
    September 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love these! For some reason I can never get fried chicken right at home–but I definitely want to give it one last good try with this recipe. I mean, powdered sugar? This is my kind of chicken!

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    Jennifer
    September 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    These sound SO good!

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    Linsey
    September 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I can't wait to try this! I moved away from my CFA I miss it so much. If only I could replicate the Ice Dream….

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    Tracey @ www.dontmesswithmama.com
    September 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    This is seriously dangerous to me. I don't eat fast food ever but I make an exception for Chick Fil A chicken. OMG!

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    deb
    September 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Found you via Pinterest too! Will be trying these this week.

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    Jessica Miller
    September 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    We live about 40 minutes from a CFA, so I just had to try these…I made them tonight and they were TO DIE FOR. Thank you!!

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    Tammy
    September 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Funny I live 10 min. from the place, but the only time I want to eat there is on Sunday…when they are closed. So unless a friend wants me to meet me there I never go. It is yummy too. Thanks for the recipie my kids would love it. Do you think it could be baked instead of fried?

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    Vickie
    September 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I made these last night, and I marinated the chicken and pickle juice and then the milk! They turned out sooooo good! My family just loved them! Thanks for posting this!

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    Kiki
    September 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    You are blowing up on Pinterest! Three cheers for social media. My hubby has been asking for me to try to make these and I've been putting it off, so now I have an easy recipe and all the ingredients on hand! Thanks! Now a follower also. I blog over at http://www.stillhatepickles.com and keep a record of awesomely bad hair at http://www.mymorninghair.com.

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    A.
    September 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I too found this on Pintrest and I'm glad I did. These were AMAZING! You're right, they're not perfectly identical, but they are incredibly close and so yummy. Thank you! I'll check out the rest of your blog.

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    Amy @ TheMombot.com
    September 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Yummo! Who doesn't love a little chick-fil-a?? I will definitely be trying this out. I sent you some link love today 🙂 http://themombot.com/food/2011/09/16/link-love-recipes-im-dying-try

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    Cathryn
    September 17, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Another Pinterest hit here…I just wanted to shout out that if you really want these to taste like the real deal, you HAVE to use peanut oil. I worked at CFA in high school and I can tell you that that's why they're so good. 🙂

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    g-girl
    September 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    saw this link via the make and take blog and though i have yet to try your special recipe, i had to comment to say that i eat chicken nuggets with honey too!!!!!! 😉

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    WanderingEowyn
    September 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Found you on pinterest, can't wait to make these! wonder if it would work in making the sandwhiches too…

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    ChocolateDrop
    September 19, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Powdered sugar! OMG! That's the secret! Thanks!

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    ♥Andrea♥
    September 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I had to use rice milk and fry in coconut oil.

    They did not get brown, and did not even seem breaded/coated.

    Bummer.

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    Kimmi
    September 27, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I'm a Pinterest groupie too. I'll be making these this week. thanks for posting the recipe.

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    Melissa
    September 28, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Found you via Pinterest. Just made these babies tonight & THANK YOU THANK YOU!! They were amazing. My 3yo daughter, hubs & I devoured a heaping plate of these chicken nuggets in a matter of minutes. I'll definitely be making these again.

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    OurFamily
    September 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    These don't taste like the Chick Fil A nuggets at all… a bit of a disappointment.

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    Mrs. G
    September 29, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I've made this recipe about a half dozen times and LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing. I featured this post today on my blog Growing up Gardner
    http://growingupgardner4.blogspot.com/2011/09/gardner-grub-chicken-nuggets.html

    Come by and pick up a button. 🙂

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    Alice McElwee
    September 30, 2011 at 5:20 am

    You, lady, are my new hero. My husband just reenlisted into the Marines and we now find ourselves removed from our Texas home and living in Japan. We'll be here for three years — and it's an amazing little adventure, but there are no Chik-Fil-A's in Okinawa.

    I cannot WAIT to try this.

    Anyone want to ship me a ton of Polynesian sauce? LOL

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    The Original Cabbage Patch Kid
    October 1, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I find this on pinterest, and being from Australia, I have no idea what the 'not cow' place is. However these look a bit like KfC nuggets…
    Is the powered sugar an important? I don't think I can buy it here.

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      labbie1
      December 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      The Original Cabbage Patch Kid–it is Icing Sugar.. 🙂

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    PinkChica
    October 4, 2011 at 1:26 am

    @Cabbage Patch Kid, you might find it as Confectioner's sugar or Icing sugar.
    And I always eat my nuggets with honey, too. Thought I was one of very few. My friends always said it's because I'm Canadian.

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    la petite fashionista
    October 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    ever since moving to wisconsin and being hours from the nearest chick-fil-a, it's my most missed restaurant from the south! love this! 😀

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    Ashlee
    October 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    If you were to soak the Chicken meet over night in pickle juice they would probably taste EVEN more like the Real Deal 😉 Thanks for the recipe!

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    Cio
    October 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    What time/temp would you do if you were to bake and not fry them?

    sounds yummy!

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    Tim, Allyson, and kids
    October 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    We're trying this recipe baked tonight, so we'll come back and let everyone know how it turns out.

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    Erin
    October 11, 2011 at 12:04 am

    oh my gosh, so excited to try these! i'm gluten free, so i'm going to replace the flour with some of my own… i miss chick fil a nuggets most of all! thanks!!

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    P
    October 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I've heard the same thing about pickle juice from several of my daughter's friends who work there.

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    Rhonny
    October 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    They used to soak the strips in pickle juice but they changed it several years ago to buttermilk. Remember when they re-released the strips…and introduced that yummy sauce?? I asked what they changed and this is what they told me. I've been making something similar to this recipe for years…just as soon as I found out about the sugar! Yep…it's ALL ABOUT THE SUGAR!! I haven't tried powdered, though. And I'm diabetic so sometimes I use Splenda or Stevia (not as good, though) Yummo!

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    Tamara Bennett
    October 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I made this tonight and my husband says "it's better than chick-fil-a"! Haha! I don't agree with him, but it is definately the best chicken I've ever made!

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    BitterSweet
    October 18, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I'm from the original home of that 'eet mor chikin' place and I will concur that pickle juice is the way to go. I've never been able to recreate them exactly, but I'll try the confex sugar in my next batch. I always add a little paprika and garlic powder (just a touch mind you) to my breading, too. Thanks! (Oh I'm a pinner, too)

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    Shannon
    October 20, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I found this recipe on Pinterest tonight and can't WAIT to try it!! I worked at Chick-Fil-A for several years, and remember even greasing and frying those pickles in milk wash at the end of the night, for a tasty treat for the closing crew :). Thanks so much for doing your due diligence to the CFA loving family!

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    Shannon
    October 20, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Breading them in milk wash, frying in peanut oil! Haha, not greasing…darn autocorrect!

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    sethandharm
    October 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    o-my-goodness!! I knew I loved your blog before….BUT now i lovve it even MORE!!!!! I love those nuggets too! they are really the only thing i get…besides the Sweet Tea…got a recipe for that as well?????

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    Stephanie
    October 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I made these today and they were incredible! I've lived in New York for six years now and I often crave Chik-fil-a.

    What kind of pickle juice do they soak the strips in?

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    Tim, Allyson, and kids
    October 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    We tried these baked and they didn't work. We ended up pan frying the rest. I think you'd probably need to dip them in butter before coating with the flour mixture, but that's just a guess.

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    Tracy Katzenberger
    October 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    You can test oil by putting the end of a wooden spoon into the oil. When little bubbles form around the handle, it is hot enough to fry.

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    noelia.xo
    October 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    There is no such thing as Chick-fil-a in this side of the world!! 🙁 I have been missing it soo much! I am definitely trying these!!!

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    Kelly
    November 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    My husband owns a Chick-fil-A franchise here in TN and I can assure you that pickle juice is a thing of the past for the strips and powdered sugar…while it's a good guess is not right either. I am going to try these out though and see how it turns out. Hmmm…

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    Jenna
    November 9, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Just made these! Soo good! Especially with some sweet bbq sauce.

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    Kate.. Kate... KATE!!!!!
    November 11, 2011 at 2:28 am

    If you guys really want it to taste like chicK-fil-a, you have to brine your chicken in pickle juice! Salt and pepper for an hour before you fry. that's the secret to their chicken.
    -kateanoplois

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    Katy
    November 18, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Anyone know the recipe to the Chick-fil-a sauce??

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    Teresa
    November 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I cannot wait to try this! My entire family loves the chicken nuggets from the "not cow" place and once I found a frozen brand that tasted remarkably close. Alas I never found it again and am sure this recipe will be better anyway!

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    Nanette
    November 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I'm so happy someone else eats their nuggets with honey! I found this on Pintrest and will be a life saver on those pesky sundays that I crave Chick-Fil-A

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    knowka
    December 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    What kind of pickle juice? Sweet or dill pickle? Please?

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    MollyMcMom
    December 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    these were great! we made them tonight and the kids ate them up… no leftovers! thanks for sharing.

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    the-cornwells
    December 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Found you on Pinterest! Can't wait to try these!

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    Janna Renee
    December 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    OMG! I love Chik-fil-a. I'm so happy I found your blog!

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    kristina
    December 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I just made this recipe, but used tilapia instead of chicken. It was so delicious!! Thank you for posting!!

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    AmyRay
    December 11, 2011 at 1:33 am

    This was meant to be Miss Snickerdoodle! My daughter and I just made Snickerdoodle's. And Chick-Fil-A is her Favorite. Place. In. The. World! I think we will have a long happy life together!
    🙂

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    Randi
    December 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Pretty sure I am not going to share this with my mom when she gets home from work!! 🙂 SO GOOD!!

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    Kelly C
    December 12, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but …. one ingredient you might want to add to make these taste a little more like the chicken (not cow) place is pickle juice. Just a thought. 🙂

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    Amy B
    December 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    If you soak in pickle juice, your chicken will taste like a pickle. The only time I ever taste pickle on their chicken is if you bite into an actual pickle. I tried marinating in pickle juice before and I will not ever again.

    I personally marinate in low sodium chicken broth. It puts more flavor through the chicken and gets you a lot closer than pickle juice.

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    Calvin
    December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Found you on pinterest and will give this a try. Though we will use Jules All Purpose Gluten free flour.

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    Melanie Holmquist
    December 15, 2011 at 1:12 am

    These nuggets were wonderful and pretty close to the "not cow" nuggets. Next time I'll try them in the deep fryer. Thanks!

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    Bert
    December 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Tried this and it is very good. Will definitely make again.

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    x
    December 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    THANK YOU! I'm so excited about this! Will be trying this week. I KNEW they had to be putting sugar in them!

    Also, we are peanut oil lovers but it has jacked up in price with it's popularity. However, here at least, Walmart carries light and dark sunflower oil for less mulah. High flash point, super healthy! God Bless!

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    Kelli
    December 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    OMG! I am like the biggest CFA fan in the entire world. Seriously. I eat there every time I head into town (except on Sundays). They know me by name, they ask about my children, etc. LOL! If I go out of town, I make sure to stay near a CFA so I can eat there too. ROTFL! LOVE IT. Can't wait to try this at home. Now, we need the fry recipe please 😉

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    becca
    December 17, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I added a pinch of sugar to the mixture in the bag before coating the chicken nuggets. I also found that cooking them to golden is too much, I cooked them and took them out when they were a little lighter than golden and they tasted like the real thing! They were delicious!

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    Brooke Beas
    December 18, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I feel so lucky to have a CFA practically in my backyard, but I'm still glad to have this recipe for my Sunday cravings! haha

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    Tiffany
    December 23, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I just saw this via Pinterest and I am so excited because that chicken place is my favorite too!!! Also, I had to leave a comment after I read that you eat your chicken nuggets with honey. Me too, always have! It's the only way to go! : ) Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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    Days of our Lives
    December 25, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I made these tonight! OMG so freaking yummy! My husband ate like 20. Obviously I made way more than the recipe called for. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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    MrsTilley
    December 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    These are wonderful! The first batch I cooked too long but they were still okay to eat. Thank you for sharing!

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    Hannah
    December 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Im Making these as i type I use to work at Chick-fil-a when i was younger and theres only 2 things missing from this and its not pickle juice as some have said (=

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    Jenni
    January 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I cant wait to make these! We dont eat at that fast food place anymore due to how much money they donate to anti-gay legislation and this way we can eat their nuggets without putting our money toward interests that we dont believe in! Thank you SO much, you rule!

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    Kristy
    January 4, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I found you on Pinterest and pinned these awhile ago. Finally, Made these tonight and they were DELISH!!!!! Next time I will buy peanut oil and try them that way, too! Thanks for the recipe!
    craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

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    Grammy Tammy
    January 7, 2012 at 5:09 am

    For diabetics replace the sugar with xylitol. It tastes just like sugar but will not spike your sugar. I also use it to make sweet tea.

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    CaityFirefly
    January 7, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Found this on Pinterest and can't wait to try it out!! Especially because the "not cow" place is so expensive lol Thanks for the recipe!

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    Our Family
    January 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I am a pinterest person too!
    So yummy! Thanks for sharing your secrets with us! I made them for lunch today – but didn't realize that I should have started the recipe before church so I skipped the marinating part. BUT we liked them so much that I cut up more chicken and put it in the marinade and put in the freezer so it will be ready next time. Thanks again!

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    These are great! My kids love them and so do I! Making it for the second time tonight. Thank you!

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    These are great! My kids love them and so do I! Making it for the second time tonight. Thank you!

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    Designed by Dawn Nicole
    January 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Made these today and my picky toddlers devoured them and asked for more! I liked them too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Caitilin
    January 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I worked at this 'little restaurant' all thru high school! And that sweet older lady is Margie Pratt! I am so going to try this recipe!

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    Sher
    January 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest–thank you for sharing!

    I have a double whammy in not being able to eat Chick-fil-a–I'm an American expat living in the Czech Republic AND am on a gluten-free diet. This recipe looks like it will translate very well into a gf recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing–I can't wait to make these! 🙂

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    bridgeph32
    January 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Has anyone tried this and baked them instead of frying??

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    Brigitte
    January 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thank you so much for this, I'm going to try this one this week. I'm another active duty family stationed in Japan with out the chicken place. I talk often about how much I miss it! Thanx

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    Roberta
    January 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I have always eaten my nuggets with honey, also….yummm. thanks for the recipie!

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    Alicia
    January 18, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Oh my goodness. I made these with almond milk (instead of regular milk) and gluten free flour, they are seriously the best nuggets I've ever eaten! Thank you!

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    ♥Melissa♥
    January 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Does anyone know if these will be just as good baked? Trying not to eat fried food anymore. Absolutely love CFA so I hope these are amazing like everyone says!

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    ♥Melissa♥
    January 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Does anyone know if these will be just as good baked? Trying not to eat fried food anymore. Absolutely love CFA so I hope these are amazing like everyone says!

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    adaynasmile
    January 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Found you on pinterest. I don't think these are anything like the ones at the "not cow" place but I did enjoy them. Thanks for posting. I am featuring you on my blog.

    adaynasmile.wordpress.com

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    Irishgypsy
    January 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    on my "to do" list…love Chik Fil A nuggets!

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    Irishgypsy
    January 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    On my "to do" list. LOVE Chik fil A nuggets!

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    Irishgypsy
    January 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    on my "to do" list…love Chik Fil A nuggets!

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    Kristen Mack
    January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    EMERGENCY QUESTION! I'm making this as we speak, do I dumb the chicken AND the milk mixture into the flower mix? Or do I take the chicken out of the milk???

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    CEO of Dick's Nut Sack
    January 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for posting this!! My family loves Chic-Fil, and I think these nuggets will be a hit!!

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    Kitty
    January 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    YEA from Alaska! where we are too far away from the closest "not cow" place to even calculate the mileage! I've also read they marinate their chicken in pickle juice. Might try that along with your recipe to see how close it comes to my beloved CFA!

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    jj
    February 4, 2012 at 1:08 am

    No, I would definitely not marinade the chicken in pickle juice..So silly.

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    B
    February 4, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Chick-fil-A does NOT use pickle juice as a marinade.

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    kbenedick
    February 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    So, does anyone know how to make these in the Spicy variety?

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    Anna & Mikaelah
    February 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Also found you through Pinterest! Excited to try these out tonight!

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    sistatoo
    February 11, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I just cooked this for my family, and had to post. This recipe is so dead on; you going to love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    nancysizemore31
    February 12, 2012 at 12:36 am

    what kind of pickle juice anyone know? I made these tonight they didn't taste like chick-fil-a but they was good. I marinated them in milk and egg.

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    nancysizemore31
    February 12, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I made these tonight they wasn't like chick-fil-a but was kinda close. I want to try the pickle juice what kind do I use? I marinated mine in egg and milk.

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    cgg
    February 14, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Regarding some of the comments: My husband owns a Chick-Fil-A… I can tell you the nuggets are not soaked in pickle juice (?!)… not sure why that urban legend is going around. 🙂 I can confirm that they are cooked in peanut oil. Part of their secret is the seasonings as well. We can't show up anywhere without a tray of nuggets, or our friends will be disappointed! 🙂

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    Harris Family
    February 21, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I tried them tonight and they were a huge hit with the kids. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Brandy Layton
    February 21, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Just tried these out and my family loved them, will be doing a feature on my blog tomorrow for sure! Thanks!

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    proudmomm
    February 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    These really are not all that bad for you if you don't indulge!

    cals308 carbs23 fat 19 protein10

    This is based on making it into 6 servings and using peanut oil for frying them!!

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    proudmomm
    February 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    These really are not all that bad for you if you don't indulge!

    cals308 carbs23 fat 19 protein10

    This is based on making it into 6 servings and using peanut oil for frying them!!

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    Kelley
    February 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I found you through Just another day in paradise, looking forward to trying, now a follower hope you will check out my blog if you get a chance

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    Yep, She Just Said That
    March 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I can't wait to try thes. Your blog is wonderful!!

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    rbs
    March 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

    This is amazing. I just made this for my husband and I and it turned out fantastic. The only thing I would do just a little different is after they are done cooking, put them in the oven at 350 for like 5-10 minutes just to recrisp the nuggets that were first cooked and to cook out a little of the grease. But even with out that step they turned out great. thank you so much for sharing.

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    rbs
    March 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

    This is amazing. I just made this for my husband and I and it turned out fantastic. The only thing I would do just a little different is after they are done cooking, put them in the oven at 350 for like 5-10 minutes just to recrisp the nuggets that were first cooked and to cook out a little of the grease. But even with out that step they turned out great. thank you so much for sharing.

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    Kati and Justin
    March 9, 2012 at 3:03 am

    A hit! Thank you for making dinner time tonight a success!

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    Michelle of Chellbellz
    April 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    this looks soo good, and since my friend has pointed out some things about CFA's "donations" I think i'll be making these instead of going there. All i need to do in get the waffle fries down and i'm good.

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    Krissy
    April 10, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Chicken nuggets always need to be dipped in honey. I've been eating them that way since I was four years old. Clearly you have good taste 😉

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    Unknown
    April 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I know which mall you mean, my kids grew up eating there and they used to cater to my kids school for lunches. We loved the food and just hanging out at that mall.

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    Erin E. Miner
    April 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I made this tonight and here are my critiques; I soaked my chicken for a few hours in pickle juice like the comments said. I would not add the salt as directed it was way too salty with the pickle juice brine.
    -My husband said it tastes just like a chick-fil-a! He said now I just need to make waffle fries! 😉

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    MrsHurlston
    April 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I heard that there chicken is steamed, thats what keeps it "not as bad" for you. Not 100% thought, never worked there or cofirmed it!!

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    Sheillah
    April 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    pressure cooked in peanut oil, not steamed.

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    Sheillah
    April 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    pressure cooked in peanut oil, not steamed.

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    Sheillah
    April 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    pressure cooked in peanut oil, not steamed.

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    Mel
    May 3, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I'm a vegetarian and the only thing I miss is chick fil a nuggets! Going to try a tofu version! SO EXCITED!

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    Patsy
    May 5, 2012 at 2:00 am

    My great-grandson will love these! I have joined your blog. Patsy

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    Kathy B
    May 8, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I made this tonight for my family and since two of us have Celiac Disease I simply used gluten free flour in place of regular flour and we LOVE it! Thanks sooo much! Especially since breaded chicken nuggets are out of the question from the restaurant!

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    Donna Shelton Smith
    May 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Cannot wait to try these. Nuggets are marinating in the fridge are we speak. Peanut oil was way too expensive as it was only available in a huge container, so canola it is. My kids are so excited! I'll post the results soon.

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    Donna Shelton Smith
    May 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Cannot wait to try these. Nuggets are marinating in the fridge are we speak. Peanut oil was way too expensive as it was only available in a huge container, so canola it is. My kids are so excited! I'll post the results soon.

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    Mindy
    June 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    i will bear testimony that honey is the only condiment that chicken should be eaten with.
    so happy you have shared this, as our local chicken restaurant (not cow) stopped family night (when kids eat free..). i don't have a problem with their delicious chicken, i have a problem without it.

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    Christy Davis
    June 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Found this on Pinterest. My son & daughter are chicken fanatics. & we love "the not cow" place! I will definitely be trying this recipe out soon!

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    Amber | Bluebonnets and Brownies
    June 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    So simple, and yet, I want this for breakfast! Love that chicken -not cow- place, and unfortunately, the closest one to us is in a *mall*, an hour away. I grew up in Texas, though, where when you throw a rock you hit either a Sonic or a chicken -not cow- place. It's hard living in NJ where there are hardly any. Now I can make these at home and even on a Sunday!

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    suzileo
    June 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I wondered why I always thought their (CFA's) breakfast chicken tasted a bit like pickles…. YUM, I can't wait to try these!!

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    babemalo
    June 25, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Didn't like this recipe at all. There wasn't enough seasoning, so they kinda tasted plain. I could taste the sugar the most. The only thing that made these taste better was a condiment. I used sweet 7 sour sauce. Maybe the seasoning should be doubled, except the sugar. Next time: more spices, add panko.

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    The Rookie Baker
    July 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were so good! Definitely very close to the chicken (not cow) place. It certainly fulfilled my craving and was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks for sharing!

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    Tristine Fleming
    July 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This is VERY close; however, they also use malted milk, a bit of dry mustard, and half wheat flour, too. I found the recipe in the Foodnetwork magazine for the Copycat Recipe section. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/almost-famous-chicken-sandwiches-recipe/index.html

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    LGW
    July 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Gotta try

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    Danielle
    August 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Is it possible to make these and then freeze them to have for lunches and stuff when the kids want them?

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    Alisha
    August 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I ALWAYS eat mine with honey as well!!!

    Especially ones from the "not cow" place!!
    So trying this recipe this week!

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    Delicious Food
    August 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Is there any way that this recipe can be baked instead of fried???

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      amygirly@gmail.com
      August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      I'm sure you could, but you will not get the same results. Try putting a little oil or butter in your baking pan or else your nuggets will still be a little flour-y when you take them out.

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    Alisha
    August 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I just made these for lunch… OMG they are AMAZING!! They taste just like the "not cow" place 🙂
    YUM!! Will definitely make these again…

    I used 3 chicken breasts, because that's how many were in the package.. I have whole quart size bag of them left, after feeding 2 kids and 2 adults!

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    Paradise
    August 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I found this on Pinterest too! I am so gonna try this!!!

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    Unknown
    September 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Made these tonight. My daughter had little faith and did not want to try them…she ended up eating a plate-full and asked if I can make them more often!

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    Amethyst Sweet
    November 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Making these right now. Can't wait to taste them.

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    Janice Rogers
    December 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

    these are amazing! we've made them multiple times and they always come out great! i have to make large batches or else there is a lot of complaining that there isn't enough!

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    mermaids
    January 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I have made these twice in the last two weeks. My guys LOVE them…. so do I. 😉 I am not a big fan of cooking, but these are worth the effort.

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    crystalclear
    February 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    These were awesome! I made mine GF by using GF all-purpose flour and they were amazing!!!! Thank you so much for this recipe I have really been missing chicken from that not-the-cow place!!! Made the families with reg flour and they loved them too!

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    crystalclear
    February 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I made these using Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour and they were amazing! Thank you for giving this gluten intolerant girl her not-the-cow-place chicken back!!!!!

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    lizzy
    February 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! These were awesome and my family gobbled them up! I blogged about it and shared your link. You can see it here

    http://lizspinspiration.blogspot.com/2013/02/pin-190.html#

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    DIY Mom
    April 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I agree that CFA has the best nuggets ever. I do not care for most nuggets with all that excessive yellow crunchy stuff on them. I think I'll leave out the sugar and add some paprika. I lived near a CFA for a short while and grew quite fond of their nuggets and their honey mustard sauce.

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    Unknown
    September 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    These were so delicious, thank you for sharing!!

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