Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Chic-fil-A Sunday

My son Matt wanted Chic-fil-A for dinner tonight, but they are not open on Sunday's so I dug out my Chic fil A copycat recipe and fixed them for dinner tonight. I even had the waffle fries like they have at Chic-fil-A. Here is a pic of two of the sandwiches that were left over. There wasn't any fries left so I don't have a pic of them. I am also posting the recipe I use.

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Peanut oil for frying---It has to be peanut oil

1 Egg

1 cup Milk

1 cup Flour

2 1/2 t. Powdered sugar

1/2 t. Pepper

2 T. Salt***

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into pieces***

Plain hamburger buns

2 T. Melted butter

Dill pickle slices

1. Mix together the egg and milk. Place the filets in this mixture, and let sit for at least an hour.
2. While the breasts are sitting, mix together the Flour, Sugar, Pepper, and Salt.
3. Once the sitting is done, dredge in the flour. After the first dredging, we would put them back in the milk bath for a few seconds, and re-dredge.
4. Place the Peanut oil in a skillet or deep fat fryer, and bring to 375 F(if using a fryer) Gently drop into the oil, and let cook until golden brown. Flipping every few minutes, so that it doesn't burn.
5. Melt your butter in a small pan, and dip each bun (both pieces) to slightly coat. When ready to serve place pickles on the warm buns, and add chicken. ENJOY!!!

***We think this is to much salt...so I try to play around with it. I think the last time I made them I used 1 1/2 Tablespoons, and that seemed pretty good, you'll just want to play around with it.***
Also, you can make the flour mixture ahead, and then freeze it. That way the next time you make it, you have it ready.

**I cut the chicken more into strips, and lay about 3 strips per sandwich. We have found the chicken seems to cook up more tender this way. Also, these dip better, and you can avoid a bun.

*******Note: Chick-Fil-A actually uses a Pressure Cooker to cook the Filets in. If you have one, use the peanut oil according to the instructions for frying in it. Desired heat is 400 F. Once steam starts shooting through, cook for about 4 Minutes.**

Recipe was given to me by: Jen from the KF Board


9 comments:

TronWife said...

mmmmm I love Chik-Fil-A. I haven't had one in over 9 years.

Shirla said...

Well, now you can make your own with the recipe I posted. They taste JUST like the real thing!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I have never even heard of one of those but they look heavenly:) i will be right over to get that one:)

Mrs.Ruiz said...

No they dont have them here. My husband says he see's them in the south

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Powdered sugar? Really

Celticspirit said...

Those look good! I've never eaten Chic-fil-a but this makes me want to make these chicken sandwiches. Where can you buy waffle fries?

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Im going to make them after my hubby leaves, he already has his menu planned out. I know these will be a huge hit with my kids. I dont have a deep fryer

Erin said...

And I wasn't invited to dinner? LOL I have to go to Ohio if I want Chic-Fil-A. Now you have me craving some. Maybe I'll have to try making my own though.

TronWife said...

So my running buddy saw your blog on my blog list and the 'Chik-Fil-A' title and was drawn to it. She made it last week and gave it a big thumbs up!!