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Chick-Fil-A Clone

This Chick-Fil-A Clone Recipe comes pretty close to the “real thing” and is good any day of the week.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 28 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chick-Fil-A, chicken, clone recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Lynda


  • 2-3 chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • peanut oil


  • 2 cups dry pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil


  • Pickle Juice


  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large container and set aside.
  • Soak chicken in pickle juice and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

When it is time to fry:

  • Place peanut or vegetable oil in large skillet and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Drain chicken and coat each piece with dry batter.
  • Fry for approximately 4-6 minutes until golden brown and cooked thoroughly.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1937mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g