Just like Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

This recipe could save you a few trips to Chick-Fil-A.  Although they would be better with a side of waffle fries and lemonade.  Yesterday when making the Chicken Noodle Soup, we saved some of the boiled chicken.  My Mom wanted to make Pancake Chicken Nuggets to serve with the soup.  This is a recipe that my mom learned from her mother-in-law, my grandma or DoDo as we all call her.  This is a dish that mom remembers DoDo making and she loved it.  We decided that the chicken tastes like Chick-Fil-A nuggets.


DoDo’s Pancake Chicken Nuggets

Boil your chicken and tear into nugget size pieces.


Beat eggs and milk together.


Prepare you pancake mix.


Coat the chicken in the egg mixture.


Then toss in the pancake mix.


Make sure the chicken has a good coating of egg and pancake mix.


Coat all of the chicken before you start frying.  Your fingers can get quite messy from the batter!



Slowly add the chicken to the hot oil and fry for a few minutes until brown.



Flip the chicken so both sides brown evenly.



Let the chicken cool on a paper towel lined plate.



DoDo’s Pancake Chicken Nuggets

  • 4-5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 3 Cups Complete Pancake Mix (We used Hungry Jack Light & Fluffy)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.  Season the water with a little salt and pepper.  Add chicken and boil for 30 minutes or until cooked fully.
  2. Once cooked, remove the chicken and let cool.  Cut the chicken into small nugget size pieces.
  3. Beat 3 eggs with the milk in a bowl.
  4. Add your pancake mix in a separate bowl.
  5. Coat your chicken in the egg/milk mixture and then the pancake batter.  Coat all chicken pieces before frying.
  6. In a skillet, add 1 inch of oil and heat it.
  7. Once the oil is hot, slowly add the pieces of chicken in.  Be careful!
  8. After about 3 minutes, turn the chicken so that it can brown the other side.
  9. Remove the chicken once both sides are brown.  It doesn’t need much time in the oil because the chicken is already cooked.
  10. Cool the chicken on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  11. Sprinkle the chicken with salt while it is cooling.
  12. Store the chicken nuggets in a warm oven until serving.
  13. Enjoy!


  1. This is such a great recipe. I don’t like packaged chicken nuggets but sometimes have the urge to make my own. I will definitely try this. Very nice

  2. I’ll have to try this with soy milk for my sister — she has a dairy allergy and apparently that means she can’t eat at Chick-Fil-A anymore (she can’t even have their grilled chicken for some reason)!