Chick-Fil-A Inspired Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Lemonade

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Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!Chick-Fil-A has been a recent addition to our lives, definitely more recent than to most people. We lived in Washington, DC for three years and moved back to Los Angeles only recently to find that Chick-Fil-A was staging a takeover attempt against In-N-Out for the longest drive thru line title.  Having only been back in LA for a short time when we wanted fast food we were all too eager to have In-N-Out instead so it took us even longer to discover the delicious chicken and lemonade. OH, the delicious lemonade. I would go out of my way and stay in that line just for this lemonade.

Up here in Northern California we have settled in to a good groove. We alternate between the two, sometimes you need animal style burgers and fries and sometimes you need that lemonade and crispy chicken sandwich while watching your kids play in the play structure. It is hard to go wrong between the two! So when I came across the recipe for the copycat of the crispy chicken I got really excited but also conflicted since I need that lemonade to go with it! The last time I went to the restaurant with a friend I actually asked the manager behind the counter if he could tell me anything about the lemonade. They actually make it fresh there and he gave me this ratio. Trying it at home, I am sold. Now we sometimes have this meal at home with oven baked potato wedges as a surprise for my oldest and a treat for me!

Butterfly chicken into two thin filets. Score in diamonds. Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for an hour.Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!
Add milk and egg into a bowl, mix together. Mix together dry ingredients in a second bowl. Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!
Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350. Dredge each chicken piece into the egg, then into the flour mixture. Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!
Fry each chicken piece for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through. Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!
Make into a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Serve with delicious lemonade! Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!

Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!

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Chick-Fil-A Inspired Crispy Chicken Sandwich

5 from 14 votes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Course: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Dinner, then Dessert
The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken brests (either two large or 4 small breasts)
  • 3/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 cup peanut oil for frying
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato Slices
  • Pickle Slices

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Butterfly chicken into two thin filets. Score in diamonds.
  2. Marinate chicken in the pickle juice for an hour.
  3. Add milk and egg into a bowl, mix together.
  4. Mix together dry ingredients in a second bowl.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350.
  6. Dredge each chicken piece into the egg, then into the flour mixture.
  7. Fry each chicken piece for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.
  8. Make into a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Serve with delicious lemonade!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Moms Need to Know

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 sandwiches, Amount per serving: calories

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Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Lemonade - The crispy, seasoned fried chicken sandwich we all love washed down with the best restaurant lemonade there is! Save the trip and the wait in the long lines!

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Chick-Fil-A Inspired Lemonade

5 from 14 votes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Course: Drink
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Dinner, then Dessert
Deliciously addictive Lemonade that tastes like the original and doesn't have you waiting in a drive thru line for 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Sunkist lemon juice (this took me 12 lemons, but mine were a bit on the smaller side)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 1/3 cups water

Instructions

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  1. Add the sugar to the lemon juice, mix well.
  2. Add in the water and mix well again.
  3. Let sit in the fridge for an hour, then mix again just before serving.
  4. Best over ice.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 -6 servings, Amount per serving: 213 calories, Calories: 213g, Carbohydrates: 56g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 94mg, Sugar: 52g, Vitamin C: 42.9g, Calcium: 1.6g, Iron: 0.4g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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