Chick-fil-A Copycat Sandwich

We dared to make a Chick-fil-A Copycat entirely from plants, and as our recipe content queen, Emilie, can tell you–it’s definitely worth skipping the drive-thru for. We’re pretty sure this is what those cows meant when they said “eat more chikin”.


5 minCook

20 minPrep



  • 1 8oz pouch Daring Original Pieces
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan milk substitute, divided
  • ¾ cup Just Egg vegan egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise


  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Dill pickle slices

Step 1

Place a 10” skillet with 1/2” of peanut oil (about 1 cup) over high heat. Heat until the oil registers 325ºF with an instant-read thermometer.

Step 2

In a large shallow baking dish, combine Daring Pieces, pickle juice and 1/2 cup plant-based milk; marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drain well.

Step 3

In another large shallow baking dish, whisk together remaining 1 cup plant-based milk and 3/4 cup Just Egg. Stir in chicken to coat and drain excess milk mixture.

Step 4

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine marinated Daring Pieces, flour and confectioners’ sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 5

Working in batches, shallow fry coated Daring Pieces for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.

Step 6

While the Daring Pieces are cooking, make the sauce. In a small bowl whisk together all the sauce ingredients.

Step 7

Place hamburger buns in a frying pan over low heat until slightly toasted.

Step 8

Remove fried Daring Pieces to a wire rack set over paper towels to drain.

Step 9

Add sauce to each hamburger bun half, then add Daring Pieces, and top with green leaf lettuce, tomato and pickles. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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