Chick-fil-A’s Best Recipes You Can Do At Home

Chick-fil-A’s Best Recipes You Can Do At Home


HOME COOKING: Chick-fil-A’s Best Recipes You Can Do At Home – Here are the original recipes – easily cooked right in your own kitchen

Author: Brian Alan Burhoe


Credited with introducing the original boneless breast of chicken sandwich and pioneering in-mall fast food, Chick-fil-A is one of the largest privately-owned restaurant chains in America.

Chic-fil-A has a variety of chicken products such as nuggets, chicken salads and chicken sandwiches.

Chic-Fil-A is known for their famous chicken sandwich, but also has great wraps, salads, soups and much more. Chic-Fil-A has a great breakfast menu and is the only place you get biscuits and sausage gravy at a drive-through window in your pajamas in the morning. The chain has over 1,300 locations in 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. It is distinct among fast-food chains in that its stores are closed on Sundays…

The company’s TV ads have featured cows parachuting onto a football field during a college football game, complete with “EAT MOR CHIKIN” banners, and attacking the hamburger vendor.

With the country facing challenging economic times, Chick-fil-A continues to grow, with plans to add 65 new stand-alone locations across the nation this year, creating more than 4,200 new jobs as well as providing a positive business impact in local communities. The menu at the newest restaurants include several enhancements rolled out chain-wide in 2008.

These include a new Chick-fil-A Chargrilled and Fruit Salad with Harvest Nut Granola topping, Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips that are 50 percent larger and are complemented by a new proprietary dipping sauce called Chick-fil-A Sauce, a Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich served on a new premium Wheatberry bread with green leaf lettuce, and Cool Wrap selections that come in a new multi-grain flatbread.

> > > Here’s a chef’s secret: We constantly run down “fast food” restaurants. But there are actually a few where we will take a date, family or guests. Chick-fil-A’s is one of those. Of course, we can’t help being true chefs — we steal their best recipes.

So — if you want to really impress someone — take them to Chick-fil-A’s!

If you have a hot date, maybe that special you-know-who you just met on or somewhere, it’s a great romantic setting.

But if you want to save money — and impress them too — here’s the original recipes — easily cooked right in your own kitchen… you can make their most popular items at home:


–Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich–

3 cups peanut oil

1 egg

1 cup Milk

1 cup flour

2 1/2 Tb. powdered sugar

1/2 ts. pepper

2 teas. salt2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved

4 plain hamburger buns

2 Tb. melted butter

8 dill pickle slices

Heat the peanut oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat to about 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and stir in the milk.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pepper, and salt.Dip each piece of chicken in milk until it is fully moistened.

Roll the moistened chicken in the flour mixture until completelycoated. Drop all four chicken pieces into the hot oil and close thepressure cooker.

When steam starts shooting through the pressurerelease, set the times for 3 1/2 minutes. Important: Do NOT close the steam release!

While the chicken is cooking, spread a coating of melted butteron the face of each bun.

When the chicken is done, remove it fromthe oil and drain or blot on paper towels.

Place two pickles oneach bottom bun; add a chicken breast, then the top bun. To makea deluxe chicken sandwich, simply add two tomato slices and aleaf of lettuce.

Mayonnaise or mustard also goes well on this sandwich.


–Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw–

6 cups shredded cabbage

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 – 1/2 cup milk

Mix & Chill 15 minutes.

Meanwhile combine:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. celery seed

2-3 drops hot sauce

3 Tbsp. dry minced onion

1/4 – 1/2 cup buttermilk

Mix well with cabbage.


Allow flavors to blend forseveral hours before serving.


–Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets–

2 Cups Chicken Breast (Boneless, Skinless, Cubed)

1 Cup Flour

1-1/2 Cups Cracker Meal

1/4 teaspoon Paprika

2 Cups Water

2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes

2-1/4 teaspoons McCormick Season-all

Place cool water in bowl, add 1/4 teaspoon season-all and dissolve bouillon cubes in mixture.

Place cubed chicken in water, mix, cover and place in refrigerator for 12 hours ornext day.

When ready to cook nuggets, mix flour, cracker meal, 2 teaspoons season-all and paprika in bowl.

Heat oil for deepfrying. Drain chicken.

Coat nuggets in flour, cracker mixtureand fry until golden.

Chicken will be flavorful and juicy.


–Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad–

2 Cups Cooked Chicken Breast

1/3 Cup Finely Diced Celery

1 hard boiled egg, minced

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Sugar

1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1/3 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish

2/3 – 1 Cup Mayonnaise

Texas Toast or Thick Cut Sandwich Bread

Boil chicken until completely cooked.

Remove from water and cool meat.You can save the chicken broth, seal and refrigerate no more than a week.After chicken is cool, cut into tiny pieces.

Place in a mixing bowl withall other ingredients and mix well. Butter one side of sandwich bread andgrill. Place salad in between grilled bread slices and serve.

–Brian Alan Burhoe


Bon Appetit!

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About the Author

A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian’s articles reflect his interests in food service, Folklore & mythology, imaginative literature and our best friends — our dogs. His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR – A Literary Chef