Healthy COPYCAT Chick-Fil-A with Raising Cane’s

Yep, you read that right. In this recipe we’ll be making a healthy version of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich – and then smothering it in a copycat Raising Cane’s sauce; this is a copycat recipe, and so obviously there will be no MSG, and for this healthy version, we will be using a flax and ancient grains gluten-free flour mix for the breading, and will be semi “deep-frying” the chicken in a mixture of avocado oil and coconut oil. There is no need to deep-fry in this particular kind of oil; you may use peanut oil or another oil with a high smoking point.

However, I do recommend using avocado oil for its health benefits, as avocado is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat found rarely in our diets, but also present in fish. To make this recipe entirely gluten-free you may wish to substitute the flour buns for gluten-free ones; the only thing at risk here is the texture and taste.

The raising cane’s sauce is a rather simple burger sauce with a mayo-ketchup base and Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder as a couple of the additional ingredients.

Chicken breast size is crucial, so its important that you cut your chicken breasts to the desired size. In my case, the pieces I had came extra large, so I cut them horizontally in half, then in quarters to achieve the right proportions.

Chick-Fil-A reportedly marinates their chicken breasts in pickle juice, so in this recipe, guess what we’re doing? That’s right, marinating in pickle juice. You definitely don’t want to marinate it for too long, however, since pickle juice is mainly acid, and will “cook” your chicken if left too long. So the marinade time is relatively short. You can obtain pickle juice from a jar of pickles.

Enjoy, and be sure to check out my other recipes!


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