November 5, 2012

Copycat Chick-fil-a Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

I made these little nuggets about a month ago and this picture still has me drooling. I don't know if it's the powdered sugar in the unusual marinade on this chicken or what, but these were phenomenal.

And the honey mustard sauce? To die for.

We all know how good Chick-fil-a's chicken is, but if you want to try something equally as awesome at home, this is your recipe. Seriously try it.

Chick-Fil-A Bites
Slightly Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with salt & pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vinegar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup oil, divided
For the Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
 2 Tbsp. honey
                   
1. Whisk together egg, milk and vinegar 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, salt and pepper in a large ziplock 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 over medium-high heat (6 or 7 out of 10.) Test the oil by dropping in a bit of the flour mixture. 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.

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