Copycat Chick-fil-A Tenders

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I love Chick-fil-A and we really enjoyed this recipe.

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
1 cup dill pickle juice
1 1/2 cups milk, divided
1 cup peanut or vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon mustard
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


To make the honey mustard, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, mustards and lemon juice in a small bowl; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, pickle juice and 1/2 cup milk; marinate for at least 30 minutes. I marinated mine overnight cuz I’m all about the planning!
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup milk and egg. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine; drain excess milk mixture.
In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken, flour and confectioners’ sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3 minutes per side for each tender. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve immediately with honey mustard.