Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Chick-Fil-A

What day of the week do we all crave Chick-Fil-A?
Sunday!  Everyone wants what they can’t have. Am I right or am I right?

I mentioned about 4 years ago that I had cracked the sacred CFA code; I figured out how to have Chick-Fil-A without leaving my house…even on Sundays!

It’s probably about time that I share this recipe with you, right?  Okay here goes:
DIY Chick-Fil-A
chicken (breast or strips)
salt & pepper
1 tsp paprika (I use a little more than this and I also add some cayenne pepper because I like some kick)
vegetable oil
1 large egg
½ cup milk
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole-wheat flour
1 tbs plus 1 tsp powdered sugar
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp dry mustard
jar of dill pickles
2 tsp white vinegar
hamburger buns
1 tbs butter

1. Marinate the chicken in the pickle juice over night in the refrigerator.
2. When ready to cook, season chicken with 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp paprika.
3. Heat the oil in a pan (make sure the oil is at least 2 inches deep). While heating, whisk egg, milk, and 2 tbs water together. Whisk flours, powdered sugar, baking soda, dry mustard, ½ tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper in another dish. In a third bowl, toss 8 pickle slices (the size you would find on a sandwich) with 1 tbs pickle juice and vinegar.
4. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, dredge through flour mixture, fry until brown (time will vary depending on the thickness of the meat), and then let drain on paper towels until you finish frying all the chicken.
5. Toast the buns with a little butter on top. Assemble the sandwich with 2-3 pickle slices for each.
6. Enjoy!
Yes, of course you should serve your Chick-fil-A sandwich with Arby’s fries, duh!
DSC_0087Happy Monday folks!
xoxo Darby


StephTheBookworm said...

Looks delicious, although I've never had it before... we don't have Chick-Fil-A around here. :(

Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Omg yum! Have to try this! I miss chick fil a so much!

Unknown said...

This looks so good!! Never would have thought to marinate the chicken in pickle juice. Can't wait to try.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's totally true - I always want CFA on Sunday.

Nadine said...

Yum!!! It is a rarity that I want Chick Fila, but when I is guaranteed to be a Sunday!!! Its one of the only fast food places I will consider anymore.

sherri lynn said...

This is dangerous!!! chick-fil-a is one of my favorites. And seriously why do we always crave it on Sundays?? I especially hate it when we're on our way home from being out of town on a Sunday and we have to find somewhere else to eat hah

Mrs. Pancakes said...

that looks delicious!!

Jessica K said...

Interesting... marinating in the pickle juice overnight. Addison LOVE CFA, so I might try this with tenders so I can make her nuggets! Thanks friend! And it's so true that I always crave it on Sunday!

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