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Copycat Chick-fil-a Chicken


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Oil for frying Chick-fil-a uses peanut oil, I used canola


  • Place chicken in a plastic bag or covered dish with pickle juice.
  • Marinate for at least an hour (but preferably overnight)
  • Beat eggs in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken into.
  • Mix flour, sugar, and all of the spices in another shallow bowl or plate
  • Remove chicken from the pickle juice and drain well. (dispose of pickle juice)
  • Dip the chicken into the egg wash and then into the flour mixture, completely covering chicken.
  • Fry the chicken using your preferred method. (I used a Fry Daddy, and cooked my chicken in batches.)