Skip the drive-thru, and instead make these Copycat Chick Fil A Sandwiches! They can be traditionally fried or air fried, whichever you prefer. No matter which way you whip them up, you're going to love this spot on copycat recipe!
Place chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and set on a cutting board. Use a meat mallet to pound them to 1/2-inch thickness.
In a large plastic zipper bag, add ½ cup milk, pickle juice, and lemon juice. Seal and shake, then add chicken. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drain well.
Heat 1 cup peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the remaining milk and the egg. In a clean plastic zipper bag, combine flour, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Seal and shake well.
Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat. Dredge each piece through the egg-milk mixture, then return it to the bag and coat well. Shake the excess flour off of each piece and allow them to rest on a metal cooling rack.
Working in batches, add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 5-6 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Serve chicken on burger buns with pickle slices and Chick-fil-A sauce.
Air Fryer Instructions:
Prepare chicken up to step 5. Spray the inside of an air fryer basket with cooking oil, then preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Place chicken in a single layer inside the air fryer basket, working in batches if needed. Lightly spray the chicken with cooking oil.
Air fry the chicken for 6 minutes. Carefully flip the chicken, spray with additional cooking oil, and fry for 6 more minutes.
Increase the temperature of the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Continue cooking for 8 minutes, until the chicken is crispy and 165 degrees F internally.
For the Sauce:
Use a whisk or fork to mix sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.