Who doesn't love Chick-Fil-A nuggets? They're crispy, juicy, and full of flavor. But if you're looking for a healthier option, these DIY grilled nuggets are the way to go. Not only are they lower in calories and fat, but they're also packed with protein, making them the perfect option for a post-workout snack or a quick and easy dinner.
The key to making these nuggets taste like the real thing is in the marinade. By using a combination of pickle juice and unsweetened almond milk, you'll be able to replicate that classic Chick-Fil-A flavor. The pickle juice provides the tangy taste that's so distinctive of the chain's nuggets, while the almond milk helps to keep the chicken moist and juicy.
Once the chicken is marinated, it's time to season it with the CFA spice mix. This blend of garlic powder, paprika, all-purpose seasoning, salt, pepper, and powdered sugar will give your nuggets that irresistible taste that you love.
Cooking the nuggets is easy: you can grill them, cook them on the stove, or even use an air fryer or oven. No matter which method you choose, be sure to use a non-stick cooking spray to prevent the nuggets from sticking to the pan. And don't overdo it on the cooking time - 8-10 minutes is all you need, depending on the thickness of your nuggets.
So next time you're craving Chick-Fil-A nuggets, give these DIY grilled nuggets a try. Not only are they a healthier option, but they're also just as delicious as the real thing. Enjoy!
CFA GRILLED NUGGETS
Boneless Skinless chicken breast, tenderloins OR thigh (cut into small nuggets/bites)
1/2 cup Pickle Juice
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Zero Cal Cooking Spray
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder, Paprika, All-Purpose Seasoning
1 tsp Salt & Pepper
2 tsp Swerve Powdered Sugar
Marinade chicken with 1/4 cup Almond Milk AND 1/2 cup Pickle Juice (overnight OR for a few hours)
Preheat grill/stove to medium or air fryer/oven to 350 degrees
Drain the nuggets from the liquid and toss with the CFA spice mix
Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your nuggs