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WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

These WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets taste just like Chick-Fil-A! They are low in points, super delicious, and packed with flavor!

Makes 20 nuggets

What the secret to making these WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets?

Marinating the chicken pieces in milk and pickle juice makes these nuggets very moist and flavorful. The milk and pickle juice is similar to buttermilk in its salty, acidic, and tenderizing qualities. The acids and enzymes in milk and pickle juice work to break down the proteins in the chicken before cooking, giving it a tender piece of meat.

In this recipe I use unsweetened almond milk in place of buttermilk to keep these nuggets low in points. 

You may substitute the almond milk for skim milk, if you desire. The point value would vary depending on the brand.

How do I make these WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets?

Season diced chicken with salt and pepper.

 In a large mixing bowl combine, pickle juice and unsweetened almond milk. Add seasoned diced chicken. Toss to coat.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.

Remove the chicken from the fridge. Drain the juice.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (If using an oven vs. air fryer)

In a large bowl or shallow plate, whisk together egg, and 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk. 

Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine.

In large shallow plate, combine flour, breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, paprika and garlic powder. Stir to well combine.

Coat each chicken piece with egg mixture. Then evenly coat chicken pieces with flour mixture.

Place coated chicken pieces into prepared air fryer or baking sheet.

Spray the baking sheet and the top of the chicken nuggets with non stick spray made with canola oil. 

Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden or bake in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Toss or flip the nuggets over half way through.

In a small bowl combine all the sauce ingredients, whisk until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with my skinny Chick Fil A Sauce

Ingredients: 

  •  2 (5 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into (20) 1-inch pieces 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, or soy milk 
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar or powdered sugar substitute -I like to use Lakanto Monkfruit powdered sweetener
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk or 2 Tbsp egg beaters 
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Skinny Chick Fil A Sauce:

6 Tablespoons / 1 Personal Points per Tablespoon

Directions:

  1. Season diced chicken with salt and pepper.  In a large mixing bowl combine, pickle juice and unsweetened almond milk. Add seasoned diced chicken. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the fridge. Drain the juice.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees if cooking them in the oven.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg and unsweetened almond milk. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket or baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  6. In large shallow plate, combine flour, breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, paprika and garlic powder. Stir to well combine.
  7. Coat each chicken piece with egg mixture. Then evenly coat chicken pieces with flour mixture. Place coated chicken pieces into prepared air fryer or baking sheet.
  8. Spray the baking sheet and the top of the chicken nuggets with non stick spray made with canola oil.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden or bake in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Toss or flip the nuggets over half way through.
  10. To make sauce: In a small bowl combine all the sauce ingredients, whisk until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  11. Store sauce leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Makes: 20 nuggets / Servings: 2 ( 10 nuggets) serving

3-6 PersonalPoints™ per serving or 7-11 PersonalPoints™ for 20 nuggets*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 20

WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

These WW Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets taste just like Chick-Fil-A! These are low in points, super delicious, and packed with flavor!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ( 5 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into (20) 1-inch pieces 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond, or coconut milk 
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup or 2 Tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar or powdered sugar substitute 
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk or 2 Tbsp egg beaters 
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Season diced chicken with salt and pepper.  In a large mixing bowl combine, pickle juice and unsweetened almond milk. Add seasoned diced chicken. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.
    2. Remove the chicken from the fridge. Drain the juice.
    3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees if cooking them in the oven.
    4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk. Stir in chicken and gently coat each piece of chicken into egg wash.
    5. Spray the air fryer basket or baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
      In large shallow plate, combine flour, breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, paprika and garlic powder. Stir to well combine.
    6. Coat each chicken piece with egg mixture. Then evenly coat chicken pieces with flour mixture. Place coated chicken pieces into prepared air fryer or baking sheet.
    7. Spray the baking sheet and the top of the chicken nuggets with non stick spray made with canola oil.
    8. Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden or bake in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Toss or flip the nuggets over half way through.

    Makes 20 nuggets / Servings: 2 ( 10 nuggets) per serving

    3-6 PersonalPoints™ per serving or 7-11 PersonalPoints™ for 20 nuggets*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

    • Smartpoints: GREEN: 7 nuggets for 5 smartpoints BLUE/PURPLE: 7 nuggets for 2 smartpoints or 20 nuggets for 7 smartpoints

    Copycat Chick-fil-a Sauce:

    1/4 cup Kraft light mayo
    1 Tbsp sgar free BBQ sauce-I like Baby Rays or G Hughes Original sugar free BBQ sauce
    1 Tbsp G Hughes sugar free honey mustard


    Directions:

    In a small bowl combine all the sauce ingredients, whisk until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
    Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks

    Makes: 6 Tablespoons

    1 PersonalPoints per Tablespoon or GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 smartpoints per Tablespoon

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

7

Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 7mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 2g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

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Sunday 3rd of October 2021

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Becky

Saturday 11th of September 2021

I am tripling the recipe. Is there a good substitute for the pickle juice? That would be a big jar of pickles to get 1 1/2 cups. Or, what can I put in the pickles to replace the juice I remove? Thanks!

Janelle Obergfell

Sunday 1st of August 2021

These nuggets and sauce are so good! I honestly prefer them to Chick-fil- A. Would the sauce work if I substituted plain non fat Greek yogurt for the light mayo?

Elizabeth compatetto

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Are 7nuggets 23calories?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

The serving size for the nutritional info is for 1 nugget- the recipe makes 20 nuggets!

Hope that helps

Elexis

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Hello! trying this tonight and i cant wait! I am trying to calculate this recipe in my app but its asking for "serves" i know in the recipe it says it makes 20 nuggets. But how many does it serve so i can properly track the serving size?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

HI Elexis

You will enter 20 for the "serves." That way when you track it- you will input the number of nuggets you eat.

Hope that helps!

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