Delicious breaded Chick-Fil-A chicken cooked in the air fryer, and placed between a flaky biscuit!
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I can’t decide what I love most about Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits: their crispy and crunchy fried coating on their chicken, or the flaky and buttery biscuit. You don’t have to decide! You can “have your cake and eat it too” but pairing them together!
So easy, and so yummy!
I have found that making my own Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuits at home is so much easier than I thought, but never frozen or filled with preservatives a lot of our local fast food chains use. All you do is mix together your wet ingredients in one bowl and throw your chicken with it to marinate. Mix all your dry ingredients together, coat your wet chicken when you’re ready, and let your Air Fryer do all the work!
Can I make this recipe even easier by preparing ahead of time?
Yes! You can prepare your chicken the night before, or even 2 days before (having chicken in the refrigerator longer than 2 days is not recommended by the USDA. See the article here by Healthline.com https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-chicken-last-in-the-fridge#refrigeration) by placing it in a gallon ziplock bag or large bowl marinating with the wet ingredients (see recipe steps 1 – 2). Then, when you are ready to cook, follow steps 3 and on.
What if I don’t have an Air Fryer?
No Air Fryer? No problem! Follow all the steps for the recipe as you would, but instead of placing your chicken in the Air Fryer, place it on a cooking sheet for 25 minutes at 350 F, or until the internal temperature reaches 165° and the breading is crispy and golden.
What if I have leftovers?
I don’t know. Never has happened in our household after cooking this dish. 🙂
Just kidding! This recipe is perfect for leftovers! I suggest warming both the chicken and biscuit in your Air Fryer or oven as it will help crisp everything back to its original state. Otherwise, if you cook in the microwave, it won’t be as crunchy nor flaky! You can warm in the Air Fryer at 350 F for about 5 minutes, or until it is warm to your liking. Warm in the oven for 8 minutes at 350 F or until it is warm to your liking.
Make sure to eat leftover chicken within 3-4 days in the refrigerator per USDA regulations. (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-chicken-last-in-the-fridge#refrigeration)
Another way to store these Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuits is by freezing them! They can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Allow them to fully thaw before warming them up. These make great snacks, meals, appetizers, or on-the-go breakfasts!
Can this recipe be doubled or cut in half?
Absolutely! Just follow the instructions accordingly, and double the measurements, or cut them in half! You can use any leftovers for the freezer for future meals!
Chicken Breasts – I used chicken breasts for this recipe because it’s a copycat sandwich from Chick-Fil-A. If you only have tenders, that would work too!
Pickle Juice – This is the secret ingredient for that authentic Chick-Fil-A flavor! I used juice straight from my jar of pickles!
Flour – this gives your chicken that yummy breading! Any flour will work but all-purpose is best.
Cornstarch – adding cornstarch to your flour gives it a thicker breading which gives it a yummy crunch!
Pepper – for seasoning!
Salt – for seasoning!
Paprika – gives the chicken a nice smoky flavor!
Chili Powder – this seasoning gives your chicken a warm earthy flavor.
Sugar – Pairing a small amount of sugar to your savory flavors will compliment the sour of the pickle juice.
Egg – Coating your chicken in egg before and after the dry mixture helps the dry mixture to stay on which creates the crunch!
Milk – I used whole milk as it is thicker so help your egg create a bond.
Biscuits – I used Pillsbury Grands canned biscuits, but you can use whatever canned biscuits you have on hand, or homemade!
Trim the excess skin from the chicken breast and cut them in half. Place the chicken in bowl or storage bag with the pickle juice and water. Let sit for at least 1 hour or overnight for maximum flavor.
In a mixing bowl, add the flour, cornstarch, sugar and spices. Mix well. In another mixing bowl, whisk the egg with the milk.
Remove each fillet of chicken from the pickle juice and dredge through the flour mixture.
Dredge it again in the egg wash and the once more in the flour mixture.
Once chicken is breaded, add the chicken to the air fryer basket. Spray with oil and cook at 380°f for 16-18 minutes, gently flipping halfway.
Cook until chicken reaches and internal temp of 165° and the breading is crispy and golden. Remove the fillets and let them rest.
Add the fillets onto the biscuits and enjoy.
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Items I used to make my Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuits!
These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuits make great leftovers! The Chicken Biscuits can be stored for up to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. These are my favorite glass containers!
As mentioned before, you do not need an Air Fryer for this recipe. You can easily make these in the oven! However, if you are searching for a new air fryer, this is the one our family has! It works well, is an 8 quart with a great size for our family of 4, and has a viewing window.
To marinate the chicken, you can use a bowl or a ziplock bag!
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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuit
- Air Fryer
- Large Bowl or Gallon Storage Bag
- parchment paper
- Cooking Thermometer
- 2 large chicken breasts 4-6 oz each
- 1 cup of pickle juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 biscuits
- Trim the excess skin from the chicken breast and cut them in half.
- Place the chicken in bowl or storage bag with the pickle juice and water. Let sit for at least 1 hour or overnight for maximum flavor.
- In a mixing bowl, add the flour, cornstarch, sugar and spices. Mix well.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk the egg with the milk.
- Remove each fillet of chicken from the pickle juice and dredge through the flour mixture. Dredge it again in the egg wash and the once more in the flour mixture.
- Once chicken is breaded, add the chicken to the air fryer basket. For easy cleanup, place your chicken on a piece of parchment. Spray with oil and cook at 380°f for 16-18 minutes, gently flipping halfway. Cook until chicken reaches and internal temp of 165° and the breading is crispy and golden.
- Remove the fillets and let them rest.
- Add the fillets onto the biscuits and enjoy.
- You can butter your biscuits, add jelly and or honey.