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Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich


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This Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich is literally bringing the flavors of Chick-Fil-A right into your very own kitchen! Except with this simple chicken recipe, you don’t even have to leave the house to get that taste!

Everyone knows that Chick-Fil-A makes the best chicken around and now, you’ll be able to give them a run for their money! This easy copycat recipe is one of the best.

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on white plate

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

As if I needed another reason to love my Air Fryer but this easy chicken meal makes me grateful to have it time and time again. There’s nothing quite like that crispy crunch of the chicken once it’s cooked up perfectly in my always dependable kitchen appliance.

I’m so happy with the outcome of this recipe and it’s crazy awesome how much it really does taste just like a Chick-Fil-A sandwich!

Why We Love This Recipe

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on white plate with waffle fries

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 6 pickle slices
ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Substitutions and Additions

Hamburger Buns: If you’re looking for a way to make this low carb, just switch out the bun to a lettuce wrap instead. You’ll still get that Chick-Fil-A flavor without the burden of those extra carbs!

Cayenne Pepper: If you want to take this chicken sandwich to a whole new level of heat, add a few dashes in to make it spicy.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • Air Fryer

How to Make An Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

This recipe will come together in 10 easy steps and will have you taking a break from takeout and making it at home instead.

Step 1

Start by putting the chicken into a gallon size bag and pound them out to be about 1/2 inch thick.

adding chicken to plastic bags

Step 2

Once done, cut them up into 4 pieces.

Step 3

Put the chicken back into the bag and then add in the pickle juice and water. Put the bag in the fridge and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

At this time, whisk the milk and eggs together.

Step 5

Grab a different bowl and mix in the flour, starch, and all other spices.

making flour and egg mixture

Step 6

Grab your chicken and coat with the egg mixture first followed by the flour mixture.

coating chicken with egg and flour and putting it in air fryer

Step 7

Make certain to use cooking oil and spray your air fryer basket.

Step 8

Put the chicken in the basket and also spray the chicken with the cooking spray.

chicken in an air fryer

Step 9

Have the temperature set for 340 degrees and cook for 6 minutes. Once done, flip and cook for 6 more minutes at 400 degrees.

Step 10

Put the cooked chicken on your bun and three slices of your dill pickles.

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Fry up without using flour: You can marinate the chicken without the egg and flour and fry it up that way in your Air Fryer as well.

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Tips

  • Soaking it in the pickle juice is the key to getting that flavor that you love from Chick-Fil-A!
  • Don’t skimp on the cooking spray on the Air Basket as you don’t want it to tear off the other coating of your chicken.

FAQs

How to store

If you have leftover chicken, just store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. It might lose a bit of the crispiness but it will still have that delicious flavor.

How to reheat

Low and slow is the key! You can reheat slowly in the air fryer or convection oven to bring back some of the crispy texture.

Does Chick Fil A soak their chicken in pickle juice?

You bet! This is their “secret” to making delicious chicken. Their pickle brine!

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on a white plate next to waffle fries

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This is the perfect recipe for a copycat chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 6 pickle slices

Instructions
 

  • Start by putting the chicken into a gallon size bag and pound them out to be about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Once done, cut them up into 4 pieces.
  • Put the chicken back into the bag and then add in the pickle juice and water. Put the bag in the fridge and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.
  • At this time, whisk the milk and eggs together.
  • Grab a different bowl and mix in the flour, starch, and all other spices. Grab your chicken and coat with the egg mixture first followed by the flour mixture. Make certain to use cooking oil and spray your air fryer basket.
  • Put the chicken in the basket and also spray the chicken with the cooking spray. Have the temperature set for 340 degrees and cook for 6 minutes. Once done, flip and cook for 6 more minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Put the cooked chicken on your bun and three slices of your dill pickles.
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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich”

    • The directions for the brine are in Step 3: Put the chicken back into the bag and then add in the pickle juice and water. Put the bag in the fridge and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.

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