I grew up eating Chick-fil-A. If a PhD existed in chicken nugget eating, I’d certainly have one. The nuggets at Chick-fil-A are quite unique. Little texture, but a certain flavor you’re hard pressed to find anywhere else. It’s taken me YEARS of experimenting to get this right.
My motivation was quite simple. I have a family of hungry kids. Have you been to Chick-fil-A with your entire clan and checked the receipt? Yes. Sticker shock! These tiny, tasty nuggets hit the pocket book quite fast—so do yourself a favor. Make this recipe at home on a Sunday and completely fool your friends and family!
MSG is added into the brine, you can purchase it here on Amazon. Chick-fil-A uses a generous amount of MSG in their nuggets – it’s what gives their chicken the extra savoriness or boost of flavor that you usually don’t get with homemade.
If you love Chick-fil-A’s Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce, check out my copycat recipe here
it’s my favorite sauce for these nuggets.