Copycat Chick-fil-a chick-n-minis recipe is so easy to make that you can enjoy any day of the week. Crispy chicken served on yeast rolls combine for a crowd favorite meal.

Chick-fil-a Chick-n-minis  on spatula.

What is a chicken mini from Chick-fil-A?

They are bite size breakfast sandwiches. Each one has a chicken nugget served on a yeast roll.

Copycat chick-fil-a chick-n-minis recipe

Chick-n-Minis at Chick-fil-a are so delicious and never disappoint. I thought I would try making them at home.

The verdict? Everyone said they tasted amazing. Now, we can enjoy these sandwiches anytime the craving strikes with minimum effort.

You can create chick fil a chicken minis in about 15 minutes and avoid fast food.

If you love Chick-fil-a breakfasts, also try our Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Burrito Recipe and Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits.

Ingredients for Chick-fil-a Chick-n-minis

Ingredients: 

  • Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Dill Pickle Juice
  • large egg
  • Milk
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Peanut Oil or Canola Oil
  • Sister Schubert House Rolls (Or use our Homemade Chick-fil-a Biscuits Recipe)
  • Unsalted Butter, melted 
  • Honey 
Chick-fil-a Chick-n-minis on spatula.

How to make chick-fil-a chick-n-minis:

  • Marinate the chicken. Combine the chicken and pickle juice in a medium size bowl. Cover and refrigerate to marinate the chicken in the pickle juice for 30 to 60 minutes or overnight.
  • Drain the juice. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and drain the pickle juice.
  • Combine the milk and eggs. In a bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Generously pour this mixture over the chicken pieces.
Process photos of cooking chicken.
  • Mix the dry seasonings. Then in a large ziplock bag, add the flour, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake rigorously to combine all the ingredients.
  • Drain the milk. Drain the excess milk mixture off the chicken and place the chicken in the ziploc bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and then shake to thoroughly coat the chicken pieces.
  • Heat the oil. Then heat the peanut oil or canola oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken. You will have to work in batches. Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook until the chicken is golden brown and crispy (approximately 3-5 minutes). Once completely cooked, move the chicken to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Bake the rolls. While the rolls are baking, stir together the melted butter and honey.  Brush this mixture on top of the rolls for the last 5-10 minutes of the bake time.
  • Make the chick-n-minis. Cut the rolls in half and add chicken.
Chick-fil-a Chick-n-minis in pan.

How to store leftovers:

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Store the chicken and rolls separately and then assemble when you’re ready to enjoy.

How to reheat:

The nuggets can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees. It will take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

Serving ideas:

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Chick Fil A Chick-N-Minis

5 from 2 votes
Copycat Chick-fil-a chick-n-minis recipe is so easy to make that you can enjoy any day of the week. Crispy chicken served on yeast rolls combine for a crowd favorite meal.
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 760
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 11 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Peanut Oil or Canola Oil for Frying
  • 2 11 oz package of Sister Schubert House Rolls
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken and pickle juice in a medium size bowl. Cover and refrigerate to marinate the chicken in the pickle juice for 30-60 minutes (or overnight).
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and drain off the pickle juice.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Then pour this mixture over the chicken pieces.
  • Then in a large ziplock bag, add the flour, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients.
  • Drain the excess milk mixture off the chicken and place the chicken in the ziplock bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and then shake to thoroughly coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
  • Then heat the peanut oil or canola oil in a large pan over medium heat or in a fryer.
  • Working in batches, add the chicken to the hot oil and cook until the chicken is golden brown and crispy (approximately 3-5 minutes). Once cooked, move the chicken to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  • Meanwhile, bake the house rolls based on the package instructions.  While the rolls are baking, stir together the melted butter and honey.  Brush this mixture on top of the rolls for the last 5-10 minutes of the bake time on the rolls.
  • Once the rolls are baked, cut in half, add in 1 of the chicken pieces to each roll and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  Store the chicken and rolls separately and then assemble them when you’re ready to enjoy them!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 760kcal, Carbohydrates 97g, Protein 50g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 151mg, Sodium 2074mg, Potassium 584mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 796IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 460mg, Iron 7mg

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