Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets Recipe tastes amazing and easy to make copycat recipe. When the craving hits, make your favorite grilled nuggets at home.

Grilled nuggets on a plate
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These copycat Chick Fil A Grilled Chicken Nuggets easily grill or you can make them on the stove top. We love the flavor that the grill gives the pieces of chicken and the grill marks.

Surprise the kids with their favorite nuggets this week, even on a Sunday. This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for an afternoon snack.

Check out more Chick Fil A Copycat Recipes and easy grilled chicken recipes.

Why This Recipe Works

Chick Fil A is one of my favorite fast food restaurants to feed my family. But it can get expensive with my large family. Making these grilled nuggets at home saves me time and money.

The chicken cooks juicy and perfect for feeding a crowd.

Ingredients 

Chicken breasts, pickle juice, milk, powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, olive oil
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • Pickle Juice
  • Milk 
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Paprika 
  • Olive Oil

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Variations Ideas

  • Seasoning – Feel free to use different seasoning to make this recipe. Add in onion powder, tsp garlic powder, or cayenne pepper.
  • Marinade – You can also use different marinade to marinate the chicken. You can use lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

How to Make Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets Recipe: 

Marinating chicken in the pickle juice and milk in a bowl

Step 1 – Place the chicken, cup dill pickle juice and milk in a bowl.  Stir to combine and let the chicken marinade in this mixture for 30 minutes.  Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.  

Combining the seasoning in a ziplock bag

Step 2 – Place the powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika in a gallon size bag.

Placing chicken in the zip lock bag

Step 4 – Add the chicken to the bag.

Combining the chicken with the seasoning

Step 5 – Then shake to combine all the ingredients.

  • Step 4 – Heat a grill pan or grill over medium high heat. Then rub the grates with olive oil so that the chicken does not stick.  
  • Step 5 – Place the chicken on the grill or grill pan. Then cook for approximately 4-6 minutes on each side of the chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 6 – Serve with your favorite type of dipping sauce and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips

  • Cut Chicken – When preparing the chicken, but in the same small pieces. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly.
  • Marinating Chicken – For the best results, we recommend marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Grilling Chicken – After breading the chicken, place the chicken on the grill. Cook the chicken until the temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Close up image of grilled nuggets on a baking sheet with one in tongs

How to Cook on the Stove

  • Prepare the chicken as the recipe card indicates.
  • Then heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat.
  • Place prepared chicken nuggets in the heated pan and cook. Making sure to constantly toss the chicken until fully cooked.
  • Once cooked, remove from the skillet and serve with your dipping sauce.

You can also cook in the oven on a baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

These grilled Chick Fil A nuggets can be served as a snack, appetizer or a quick lunch idea. Make sure to serve with one of these dipping sauce.

Grilled nuggets on a plate with fries and dipping sauce

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  When you want to reheat the chicken nuggets, we recommend reheating in the air fryer.

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Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets

5 from 2 votes
Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets Recipe tastes amazing and easy to make copycat recipe. When the craving hits, make your favorite grilled nuggets at home.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 215

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
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Instructions

  • Place the chicken, pickle juice and milk in a bowl.  Stir to combine and let the chicken marinade in this mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • Place the powdered sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika in a gallon size bag. Add the chicken to the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients.
  • Heat a grill pan or grill over medium high heat and rub the grates with olive oil so that the chicken does not stick.
  • Place the chicken on the grill or grill pan and cook for approximately 4-6 minutes on each side of the chicken until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Serve with your favorite type of dipping sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 215kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 33g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 1399mg, Potassium 594mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 84IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 28mg, Iron 1mg

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