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These fried chicken sandwiches are pretty darn close to those Chick-fil-A sandwiches found in the mall food court. I like to make them on Sundays. Serve with waffle fries!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 35 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place each chicken breast between two sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to an even thickness. Cut each breast in half and place in a bowl. Pour pickle brine on top and let sit for 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, mix flour, powdered sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, celery salt, and basil in a bowl.

  • Whisk eggs and milk together in another bowl.

  • Drain liquid from the chicken and rinse off briefly. Shake any excess liquid from chicken.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dip each piece of chicken into the flour mixture, then into the egg-milk mixture, then coat again with the flour. Dip each piece again, if desired.

  • Deep-fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Let chicken rest on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet for 5 minutes. While chicken is resting, lightly butter each sandwich bun and toast them in a skillet.

  • Add 2 pickle slices to the bottom of each bun, then a chicken piece, then top with the other bun. Repeat to make remaining sandwiches.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of pickle brine marinade. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 183.2g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 105.3mg; sodium 1440.4mg. Full Nutrition