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Chick-fil-A-Style Chicken Sandwich

Homemade version of Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich, recipe from Alejandra Ramos
TODAY Show: Alejandra Ramos shares a recipe for a homemade version of Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich, perfect for Pinterest. – August 10, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Chef notes

Alejandra Ramos, a food and lifestyle expert, shares one of the most popular restaurant-inspired recipes on Pinterest — an irresistible homemade version of Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich. Below is the recipe, adapted from blogger Cindy Shopper.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups peanut oil for frying
  • 4 buns
  • Dill pickle slices


Put chicken in zippered bag and pound gently with the flat side of a mallet until about ½-inch thick.

Cut each breast into 2 equal pieces.

Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for about an hour.

Beat together egg and milk in a bowl.

Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in another bowl.

Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350.

Dip each chicken piece into the egg covering both sides, then coat in flour on each side.

Fry each chicken piece for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.

Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil, then serve on toasted buns with pickle slices.