If you’re looking for a delicious snack that doesn’t require you to head to the drive-thru, you’re going to love these Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets. One bite and your taste buds will be loving life.
Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
I’m a huge fan of “copycat” anything. While I don’t mind heading out to the local fast food restaurant, I’d rather whip it up myself if I could. And let’s be real…who doesn’t love Chick-Fil-A? Crazy good, am I right?
However, as crazy as it might sound, not everyone has the pleasure of having a Chick-Fil-A in the town that they live in. This recipe is for you. When you get that craving for those nuggets, this copycat recipe will be your knight in shining armor.
Enjoy, my friends. This recipe is seriously that good.
How to Make Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
All you need are a few simple ingredients to get started!
Ingredients needed for this copycat nugget recipe:
- 1 pound of chicken breast, cut into 1-2” cubes
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup dill pickle juice
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2-gallon size Ziploc bags
Directions to make these homemade nuggets:
Steps 1-2: Add the dill pickle juice and chicken to a gallon size Ziploc bag. Seal and place in fridge overnight.
Steps 3-5: Add milk and egg to a small bowl. Whisk together.
Steps 6-7: Drain chicken from pickle juice and add to milk and egg mixture. Coat well.
Steps 8-13: Add flour, confectioner’s sugar, salt, pepper and paprika to Ziploc bag. Add chicken to bag and shake well to coat.
Steps 14-16: Pre-heat Air Fryer at 375 for 2 minutes. Dip chicken into melted butter and spread evenly into Air Fryer. Cook for 5 minutes. I added this step to brown the chicken more. You can leave this step out and not lose any delicious flavor.
Step 17: After 5 minutes, turn chicken over and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked all the way through.