Cindy's Copycat Chicken Nuggets


These chicken nuggets taste very much like Chick-fil-A's® nuggets. You won't even need a dipping sauce!

chicken nuggets
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons seasoned salt

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 4 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ½ cup canola oil, or as needed


  1. Combine flour, seasoned salt, poultry seasoning, mustard powder, and pepper in a zip-top bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake until evenly coated. Remove chicken to a plate and continue to coat remaining chicken.

  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken in small batches and cook and stir in the hot oil until golden brown on all sides, about 6 minutes per batch. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat to cook remaining chicken. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

For even more flavor, once all the chicken has been coated in the flour mixture, you can put it all into the zip-top bag and store in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking.

If doubling the recipe, only use 6 teaspoons of seasoning salt or it will be really salty. If cutting the recipe in half, use 2 to 3 teaspoons of seasoning salt.

Editor's Note:

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 (per serving)

326 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 993mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 318mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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