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These Chick-fil-A copycat recipes are here for you whenever—and why ever—you need them.

Whether you’re protesting with your wallet, not leaving the house for anything in between lockdowns, eating on a budget, have a Sunday afternoon craving, or simply can’t get enough of Chick-fil-A‘s menu, there’s likely a great reason why you may want to replicate the Southern-based chain’s famous chicken, fries, sauce, and beverages from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Lucky for you, the internet is chock-full of copycat recipes that make at-home prepping, cooking, and frying a breeze. Scroll down to check out some of our favorites. At the very least, they will save you a trip to the drive-through.

Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade

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If there’s one thing we crave most on an outrageously hot summer day, it’s lemonade. Throw some ice cream and lemon zest in it and you’ve got yourself a frosted version that rivals Chick-fil-A’s. We’re also sure this tastes good with booze, but you didn’t hear that from us. Get the Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade recipe.

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Chick-fil-A Spicy Sandwich

“Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce” is pretty much the opposite of Chick-fil-A’s life philosophy. Or at least when it comes to their famous spicy chicken sandwich. Bring on the pickles, their brine, and everything that makes this dish so special. Get the Chick-fil-A Spicy Sandwich recipe.

Chick-fil-A Nuggets

It’s all about the cake-like breading with these addictive, bite-sized pieces. You should probably buy at least two pounds of chicken (instead of two breasts), because you’re going to devour all of these in one sitting. Guaranteed. Get the Chick-fil-A Nuggets recipe.

Grilled Chick-fil-A Nuggets

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Those looking for a healthier option (why?) can celebrate with an imitation recipe of the chain’s grilled alternative. Dipping these in ranch may defeat the purpose of cutting calories, but life is all about balance, right? Get the Grilled Chick-fil-A Nuggets recipe.

Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese

A newer side item on some menus, this will never take the place of waffle fries, but sometimes you just want to eat like a kid again (even when you no longer have that childlike metabolism). The four cheese blend elevates it beyond the boxed stuff, but it’s still a perfect creamy complement to your nuggets. Get the Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese recipe.

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Chick-fil-A Waffle Fries

When it comes to fries, waffle (next to curly, of course) reigns supreme. There’s just something about its size, texture, and ability to hold salt that makes it the perfect dipping vessel. You’ll never look at a crinkle cut the same way again. Get the Chick-fil-A Waffle Fries recipe.

Chick-fil-A Sauce

Nuggets and fries are worthless without sauce and Chick-fil-A’s honey mustard and BBQ duo is one of the best. Who knew that it’d be so easy to replicate? Well, the restaurant probably did. They’d just rather not tell you. #chaching. Get the Chick-fil-A Sauce recipe.

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