Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich

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5 from 6 votes
This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich is the best dupe for my favorite fast food chicken sandwich. So convenient and quick in the air fryer.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total: 47 minutes
Close up of the side of a chicken sandwich with pickles, waffle fries in the background

This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich is the best dupe for my favorite fast food chicken sandwich. So convenient and quick in the air fryer.

Close up of the side of a chicken sandwich with pickles, waffle fries in the background

This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich takes their signature dish and does it one better. How? By turning it into an even healthier version and being able to make it at home in just a few minutes.

Chick Fil A sure knows about chicken, here are some facts about them.

  • Super Tender: This Sandwich is so moist and tender you will be amazed.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Your family will love take out night made at home try pairing it with my Air Fryer In and Out Animal Fries.
  • Healthy: This version is healthier, fast to fix and has easier clean up.

What You Need to Make Chicken Sandwich

chicken, seasoning,,eggs and flour in separated bowls on a white background  for the sandwich.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts (raw chicken)
  • pickle juice
  • eggs/ egg wash
  • milk, whole
  • purpose flour
  • onion powder
  • powdered sugar
  • corn starch
  • paprika
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • oil
  • favorite hamburger buns
  • couple of pickles/ dill pickles
  • Optional: yellow mustard, bbq sauce, or your favorite sauce to add to this crispy chicken sandwich!

Check out the recipe card below for this air fryer copycat chick-fil a sandwich! The best air fryer chicken sandwich I should add!

Equipment

How to Make Chick Fil A Dupe – Step by Step

Chicken marinating in bag and bows of egg and dry ingredients for sandwich
  • Chicken: First, place the chicken in a gallon size resealable bag and then pound them until they are 1/2 inch thick. Next, cut the breast into 4 pieces.
  • Add Juice: Second, place the chicken back in the bag and add in your pickle juice and water. Allow them to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Egg Wash: Meanwhile, whisk the egg and milk together.
  • Dry Ingredients: Then in a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: flour, starch, and spices. 
Chicken, bowl of egg and dredge mix with raw chicken. Shot of top of airfryer with chicken in it after cooking.
  • Coat: Then coat the chicken in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture. 
  • Air Fryer: Spray your air fryer basket with cooking oil and then place your chicken in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook: Then spray the chicken with cooking spray.  Cook for 6 minutes at 340 degrees. Flip and cook for another 6 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Finish:   Finally, place your chicken on your hamburger bun with three slices of dill pickles.
Super close up of chick fila dupe sandwich from the air fryer

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich

CAN I MARINATE THE CHICKEN LONGER?

Absolutely, the 30 minutes is the minimum to get the flavor and tenderness.

CAN I FRY THIS IN A PAN?

 Yes, fry for about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Definitely, just adjust the ingredients appropriately.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH RECIPE?

I love to make this Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce Recipe for dipping fries and onion rings in.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

Remember, to preheat your Air Fryer for even cooking. Do not over crowd your fryer.

Top shot of Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich and waffle fries.

Expert Tips for Making Chick Fila Sandwich

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and air fry in small batches.
  • Add Hot Sauce: A dash of hot sauce ups the flavor.
  • Toast: Butter and toast the rolls for an even better sandwich.
  • Buttermilk: Use buttermilk instead of regular milk for a super sandwich.

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Close up of the side of a chicken sandwich with pickles, waffle fries in the background
5 from 6 votes

Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total: 47 minutes
This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich is the best dupe for my favorite fast food chicken sandwich. So convenient and quick in the air fryer.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk, whole
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 TBSP powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP corn starch
  • 1 TSP paprika
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1/2 TSP black pepper
  • 1/2 TSP garlic powder
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 Brioche buns
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • Chick Fil A Sauce, optional

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a gallon size ziplock bags. Pound them until they are 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut each chicken breast into 2 pieces.
  • Place the chicken back in the bag. Add pickle juice and water and allow to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Whisk the egg and milk together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: flour, corn starch, powdered sugar and spices.
  • Coat the chicken in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture, making sure the entire piece of chicken is fully coated.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place your chicken in the air fryer basket. Arrange chicken so that it's not touching. You might have to work in batches depending on the size of your Air Fryer. Spray the chicken with cooking spray.
  • Cook for 6 minutes at 340 degrees. Flip and cook for another 6 minutes at 400 degrees. The chicken is cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Place each chicken portion on a Brioche bun and top with 3 dill pickle slice.
  • Serve with Chick Fil A sauce if desired.

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Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and Air Fry in small batches.
  • Add Hot Sauce: A dash of hot sauce ups the flavor.
  • Toast: Butter and toast the rolls for an even better sandwich.
  • Buttermilk: Use buttermilk instead of regular milk for a super sandwich.

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1631mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 772IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 6mg
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    Course: Lunch, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: chicken breast

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    5 from 6 votes
    This Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich is the best dupe for my favorite fast food chicken sandwich. So convenient and quick in the air fryer.
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Cook: 12 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30 minutes
    Total: 47 minutes
    Close up of the side of a chicken sandwich with pickles, waffle fries in the background

    1 thought on “Air Fryer Chick Fil A Sandwich”

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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