McDonald's Southern-Style Chicken



  • chicken breasts
  • hamburger buns
  • slices pickles
  • egg
  • 1/2 Cup  water
  • 1 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  pepper
  •  Pinch of  sugar

A fried breast of chicken, topped with two dill pickles, and placed on top of a warm, buttery bun? It sounds eerily like a Chick-fil-A sandwich, but the McDonald’s rendition has something unique about it. You not only can enjoy this Southern specialty for lunch or dinner at McDonald’s, but you can have the same chicken recipe for breakfast, too (a biscuit makes a huge difference). McDonald’s customers have loved the simple, tangy, flavors of the sandwich ever since it came out.

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Combine all of the dry ingredients in a paper bag, except for the sugar, and mix thoroughly. Combine the egg, water, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Place each breast in the paper bag and coat with dry mixture. Dip each breast in the egg mixture, and then place back in the back to coat with the dry mixture once more.

Place the egg batter in an airtight container, and the breasts on a plate or tray, to refrigerate for about 1 hour. When the breasts come out of the refrigerator, coat once more in egg mixture, then the dry mixture.

Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees. Fry the chicken until light brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. Let the chicken drain on paper towels to remove excess grease. Place the breast on the bottom bun, top with two slices of pickles, and enjoy.


Calories per serving:

552 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 77g 118%
  • Carbs 184g 61%
  • Saturated 22g 109%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 30g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 182g 363%
  • Cholesterol 631mg 210%
  • Sodium 2,522mg 105%
  • Calcium 434mg 43%
  • Magnesium 255mg 64%
  • Potassium 2,005mg 57%
  • Iron 18mg 99%
  • Zinc 9mg 58%
  • Phosphorus 1,641mg 234%
  • Vitamin A 247µg 27%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 169%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 106%
  • Niacin (B3) 84mg 422%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 200%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 469µg 117%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 52%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 10%
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