From the Archives: The Homemade Chick-fil-A Sandwich

DIY Chik-Fil-A

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Remember last year when that whole Chick-fil-A thing happened and half the people were all like, "I'm never eating at Chick-fil-A again" and the other half were like, "I'm only eating at Chick-fil-A from now on," and it turned out that most people on both sides were at least slightly lying and everyone took a breath and now Chick-fil-A has just gone back to being a Southern fast food chain with decent fried chicken sandwiches? Yeah, it's all a bit hazy for us here, too.

But one good thing did come out of it: this recipe for Homemade Chick-fil-A Sandwiches which I painstakingly reverse-engineered from the original source. Now you can get all that same salty, crispy, moist, pickle-laden flavor without even leaving your own kitchen!

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.