Chick-Fil-GAYOK! Nugget Copycats

These golden nuggets of deliciousness taste nearly identical to the ones that you would get from Chick-fil-A and they are made with less than half of the ingredients. Even better, these are homophobe free! Who wouldn't want to try these?

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword American food, brine, Chicken nuggets, Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets, dinner, greek yogurt, honey mustard, lunch, marinade, pickle juice, powdered sugar, snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 374 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard dry
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey


  1. 1. Whisk together egg, milk and pickle juice, and pour into a large ziplock bag or bowl. Add chicken pieces and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

    2. Combine flour, powdered sugar, malted milk powder, baking soda, dry mustard, paprika, and salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag or large paper grocery bag. Shake to combine. Remove chicken from the marinade and add into the bag. Shake to coat the chicken completely.

    3. Heat half the oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat (6 or 7 out of 10.) Test the oil by dropping in a bit of the flour mixture or a few droplets of water. If it sizzles, the oil is ready. If it pops, lower the temperature a bit.

    4. Gently place chicken pieces into the oil with tongs. Do this in 2 batches, as you don’t want to overcrowd the pan. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Turn the chicken over and allow to cook for 3-4 more minutes. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. Heat the remaining oil and continue with the other half of the chicken pieces.

    5. Stir together the honey mustard dipping sauce ingredients, and serve with the hot chicken bites.

Nutrition Facts
Chick-Fil-GAYOK! Nugget Copycats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1088mg47%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.