These Chick Fil A grilled nuggets are just the copycat recipe you didn’t know you needed, until now. If you love making your favorite fast food or quick serve meals at home, you may also enjoy these Starbucks egg white sandwiches or this Panera inspired Turkey BLT.
AN ODE TO CHICK FIL A
I believe chick fil a holds a special place in most people’s hearts. It’s one of the best fast food restaurants in the nation made famous for its very simple fried chicken sandwich. However, when it comes to trying to watch what you eat, my easy go-to meal is the chick fil a grilled chicken nuggets with a fruit cup. The nuggets themselves are very calorie and macro friendly coming in at 130 calories, 3g of fat and 25g of protein for an 8 piece.
However if you wanted to save yourself a little bit of money and a trip to your local chick fil a, this chick fil a grilled nugget recipe is just the thing you need.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE CHICK FIL A GRILLED CHICKEN NUGGETS
That’s what I love about this recipe is that it’s so simple that it comes together in literally no time. A trip to your local grocery store probably isn’t even needed.
To season the grilled nuggets you will need:
- Chicken breasts (2 – 3 large breasts cubed)
- Worcestershire sauce
- Browning seasoning sauce
See, I told you things were pretty simple but will pack a very flavorful punch.
WHAT DIPPING SAUCES CAN I USE
You can always use chick fil a’s traditional dipping sauce as they sell it in local grocery stores now. However, if you wanted a few alternatives my suggestion would be a few of the dipping sauces from one of my favorite brands, G Hughes. Their sauces are great as they are no sugar and generally macro friendly per serving.
The famous clucking dipping sauce comes really close to the original counterpart and the honey mustard dipping sauce is my husband’s absolute favorite!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THE CHICK FIL A GRILLED NUGGETS
Serving these nuggets are pretty easy as you can pair them with pretty much anything depending on your mood. There is always the traditional waffle cut fries you can pick up from your local store however here are a few additional suggestions:
- Sweet potato fries
- Crinkle cut fries
- Fruit platter
- Baked chips
- Pretzel thins
HOW TO MAKE THE GRILLED NUGGETS
Before we get into how to make these nuggets, let me tell what tools we will need. For best flavorful results, grilling these nuggets on either a gas or charcoal grill is best. However if that is not an option, you can use a grill pan on the stove or even an air fryer if you have one available.
In order to make these nuggets, first assemble all of your ingredients. Next, cube or dice your grilled chicken into bite size pieces and place in a big bowl or ziplock bag.
Mix all of your spices and seasoning together in a small bowl and pour over the nuggets and let marinate for at least 30 – 45 minutes.
While your chicken is marinating, preheat your grill or grill pan to 350 – 375 degrees and spray with a high heat oil like avocado oil or grapeseed oil. Once your grill is hot, place the nuggets on the grill and cook on each side for approximately 3 – 5 minutes each side or until they are cooked through and the juices run clear.
If you’re cooking these on a grill pan, but sure to do them in batches so as not to crowd the pan and ensure all the nuggets get a proper crust and grill marks on them.
When your nuggets are cooked through, remove them from the heat and set aside. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and side!
Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets
- 1 lb Chicken breast diced or cubed
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Browning seasoning sauce
- First assemble all of your ingredients
- Cube or dice your chicken breast and place in a large bowl or ziplock bag
- Season your chicken with all of your spices and seasonings and let marinate for 30 – 45 minutes
- PreHeat grill to 350 – 375 degrees and spray with a high heat oil
- Once grill is hot, place your nuggets on the grill and cook on each side for 3 – 5 minutes or until the juices run clear
- Remove from heat and serve with your favorite side