Fast Food Craving Part 2: Chick-fil-A Edition! This is my version but trying to stay authentic to the original flavors of my favorite combo. It’s the spicy deluxe chicken sandwich and the famous Chick-Fil-A sauce.
The Chick-Fil-A sauce is essentially like a honey mustard dip. It’s so addicting and everyone who has tried this recipe says it tastes like the real deal. I now make this in big batches and use it to drizzle on salads and in sandwiches and wraps.
Now for the chicken! Chicken breast is key and here are some tips for this recipe and for making fried chicken in general:
- Brine your chicken as long as possible. If you can do 30 minutes great, but 1 hour to many hours, is even better. Brining draws water into the chicken to keep it extra moist.
- Use chicken breast. Make sure to cut it to the size of your bun so it’s not too big depending on the size you purchase. Chick-fil-A chicken is also not too thick so if you prefer it like this, you can either slice your breast in half, longways, or pound it out thinner. If it’s bigger than your bun, cut the extra chicken and make tenders or chicken nuggets with it.
- To make it nice and crispy, we double dunk it in the wet and dry mix.
- If you’d like to make this lighter, air-fry or bake the chicken breast. You can also make it lighter by just dunking once rather than double.
For a non-spicy version, omit the cayenne pepper and use American or Colby Jack instead of Pepper Jack.