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HomeMade Chick-fil-A Fried Chicken

Now this recipe was inspired by Chick-fil-a chicken. We knew that we wanted to do a fried chicken recipe now that we have the fryer but we couldn’t think of what kind we wanted to do. A friend of Max’s, who works with him, was telling him about how he used to work at Chick-fil-a and they used pickle juice. By now, you might know that I love pickles. If not, you do now haha. So I was totally game. I’m not sure if it’s exactly the same, but it tastes damn near close! haha


  • Thinly sliced chicken and/or chicken breast – These can also be turned into chicken nuggets by cuttin them into bite size pieces
  • Dill Pickle Juice
  • Flour Combination of your favorite seasonings – We used a flour combo from the restaurant that Max works from, not too sure what seasonings were in it. Probably a simple salt, pepper, little garlic powder.
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • Fry Daddy Fryer or a Pan with oil heated to 350 degrees
  • Bag of frozen fries – as a side. They can also be put in the fryer.


  1. Let the chicken soak in the pickle juice for a couple of hours or overnight. We soaked our for about 3 1/2 hours and it turned out great.
  2. Once they have soaked for the time you wanted, dip them into the butter milk and then coat in flour combo.
  3. Carefully place the chicken into the fryer. We fried ours for about 3mins and 30 seconds and they came out perfect!
  4. Once they are a beautiful golden brown, take out, strain and let cool on a paper towel.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!





We also fried some waffle fries for the full Chick-fil-A experience. I didn’t make the fries myself.



With Love,



13 thoughts on “HomeMade Chick-fil-A Fried Chicken

    1. I use Vegetable oil made for frying. Peanut oil is good to use too. We used to leftover chicken that we did not fry and grilled those pieces in olive oil. It was very tangy and yummy from the pickle juice! Maybe give that a try!

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