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Skillet Pickle Chicken

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Hey Friends! Are you ready for the easiest and dreamiest chicken tender recipe ever? Today, I’m going to share this recipe for Skillet Pickle Chicken with ya! Technically, it should probably be called ‘Pickle-Brined Crispy Chicken Tenders’ or something along those lines so that you’re not all like, “What in the heck is Skillet Pickle Chicken?!” Eric thought I was nuts when I told him at first I was making Pickle Chicken. I just like the name! It doesn’t taste all that strongly of pickles… unless, that is, you leave it in the brine for a VERY long time. I did this, and It was honestly some of the best dang stuff I’ve ever eaten! But his opinion was that it tasted too pickle-y when I did that, so I found a happy medium on how much pickle juice to use, and for how long, yada yada. I am loving this Pickle Chicken and I think you will too!

Since I thought up this recipe, we’ve been eating this a lot… it’s like I’m living my best life as a toddler. Pepper and I are in heaven! It turns out there are only so many times a man can take eating chicken tenders and fries, so Eric’s a little over it. but this might just be my favorite meal ever! The only real downside to this recipe is that the brining process is of the utmost importance. And to do it right, it’s going to take some time, it really won’t work otherwise. So if you and your family want to enjoy these amazingly tender, delightfully flavorful, lightly breaded chicken tenders, I Promise it’s worth your time.

Let’s chat for a minute though! How’s it going? What month is it? June, you say? How in the world?!? For us livin here in the midwest, this spring was weird and very Wintery… and then all of a sudden it was like someone switched on a big light, and the bright sunny heat of Summer dropped right on top of us! I guess it beats the prolonged, gray, muddy springtime transition we endure most years, but it was kind of a shock.

Apparently, between this seasonal whiplash effect and my business trip out west for the food blogger’s conference, I completely lost my sense of time. Because I haven’t gotten a recipe up for weeks now! Not making excuses. I’ve just been loving my family, and cooking from the heart, you know? That’s my favorite kind’a cooking, where you’re not measuring and writing down all the ingredients. The downside to all that noise is that I gotta go back and redo everything and try to get it exactly like it was before, so I can share with y’all on this lil ol’ blog. But I’m gonna go ahead and wrap up the small talk because I know all y’all are here for this lil thing called Pickle Chicken! You’re gonna love it, and want to make it every single day for the rest of your life. (and if you have a 2-4 year old, I’m going to say this will be their new favorite thing. Unless they’re being extra toddler-ey… then they may decide to hate it. Because, toddlers, right?)

Let’s get in the kitchen!

Let’s start with some raw chicken. (I know, everyone’s very favorite pictures, right?) I usually use tenders, but I’ve also cut breasts into tender-shaped strips, and it works out well. It’s up to you. Yes, there is a tough, annoying strip of tendon tissue on tenders… I usually trim the upper part of the tendon out with a sharp knife or scissors real quick. That tends to be the most annoying part of the tender tendon. No pun intendered. Ha ha! I’m cracking myself up here!

If you’re still reading after that terrible joke I just made: I LOVE YA.

Now back to this chicken! It’s really simple. Ya see… you simply put it in a deep enough Tupperware, pour about 1 and 1/4 cups of pickle juice and about 3/4 cup of water over the chicken until it’s completely covered. Then cover with a tight fitting lid, and pop it in the fridge for about 8-10 hours. Yep, that’s all she wrote folks!

Let’s make it extra delicious though, okay?

When your chicken is done brining, grab a small bowl and add 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder.

Stir it all together until it’s combined well.

Important: After removing chicken from the brine, dab it dry with a paper towel. This will help the breading stick to the chicken better. 

It’s time to toss the chicken into a large plastic bag with 1 teaspoon each of Olive Oil and Kosher Salt, and rub the oil and salt around enough to coat the chicken well.

Add the flour mixture to the chicken.

Then, Shake it! Shake it! Sh-sh-shake it!

Last but not least, warm a large skillet over medium heat then and add 2.5 tsp of vegetable oil. Swirl it around the skillet, then add the coated chicken to the pan and let the chicken cook and crisp up on each side for about 4 minutes, or until the internal temp reaches 160 degrees. Be sure not to crowd your pan! You’ll need to do this in two batches… when the first batch is done, just remove those steaming-hot tenders from the skillet and set them aside, add another 2.5 tsp of vegetable oil, and repeat!

Isn’t that just the prettiest plate of chicken you ever saw?

I swear I can smell these pictures!

Be sure to let the chicken sit on a plate and “rest” for 5-10 minutes. Letting the chicken rest just helps keep it super tender and juicy. Let’m rest before digging in. It’s non negotiable. 

While these tenders were takin’ their lil siesta, I finished up some really, really yummy french fries in our Air Fryer! I’ll be sharing the recipe for those some time soon, so stay tuned for that.

Here’s some photos to make ya drool a lil:

Chicken n’ pickles go together like peanut butter n’ jelly, I’m tellin’ ya!

Y’all, get in that kitchen, and make yourselves some Skillet Pickle Chicken! And, as always, you know I wanna know how much you loved it. So please, let me know in the comments!

With love from my kitchen to yours, 

Star

Skillet Pickle Chicken

Tender, juicy, and flavorful pickle brined chicken tenders lightly breaded and sautéed in a skillet. 
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • cups dill pickle juice I personally love claussen pickle juice the most
  • 3/4 cup water
  • lbs chicken tenderloins, raw (chicken breast cut into strips will also work, just be sure they are all about the same size)
  • 5 tbsp all purpose white flour
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 6 tsp vegetable oil divided

Instructions

To Brine Chicken:

  • If using chicken tenders, trim the white tendon out of the top of the chicken tender. Lay raw tenders into a Tupperware or large bowl, then cover them with the pickle juice and water. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 8-10 hours. The longer the brine time, the more "pickle" taste will come through, but it's still very subtle after about 10 hours.

To Cook Pickle Chicken:

  • In a bowl, add flour and spices, and stir together well. Set aside.
  • Remove the raw chicken from brine, dab each piece of chicken dry with a paper towel well, and then place into a plastic ziplock bag.
  • Add 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp vegetable oil, then massage the bag to make sure the chicken is completely coated.
  • Add seasoned flour to the baggie and shake the chicken well until the pieces are completely coated.
  • Warm up a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2.5 teaspoons of vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add half the chicken, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown (until internal temp reaches 160 degrees). Remove and set aside to rest.
  • Put remaining chicken in skillet and simply repeat above instructions again. When the chicken is finished cooking remove from pan, set aside, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes as needed.

Notes

Serving Size: 5 ounces, cooked (about three tenders)
WW Points: 3 Points
207 calories. 7g fat, .5g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohols, 30g protein 
Servings: 5
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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227 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is SO good! Due to a change of plans, I had the chicken brining for 40ish hours instead of 10, and my husband and I LOVED the extra pickle-y flavor!! So juicy and tender too! We couldn’t stopping eating it

  2. Not a comment but a question:
    Is it possible to bake (convection or regular) instead of fry? If so, how long in the oven? (I don’t have an air fryer.)

  3. 5 stars
    I gave this recipe a try tonight and oh my how delicious it was! My husband said it reminded him of the chicfilet chicken. This will be a regular rotation!

  4. 5 stars
    SAVE YOUR PICKLE JUICE (for this recipe)! You will not be sorry. These chicken tenders will be quickly devoured in your house when you make them. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

  5. Can u buy just pickle brine? How big of a jar do u have to get to have that much brine without wasting pickles? This looks delicious!! Thanks

    1. 5 stars
      Yes Jennifer you can buy just pickle juice. We bought a gallon off of Amazon and it has lasted a year if you keep it in a cool dry place just like you would vinegar. My family loves this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    This is one of my go-to recipes all year round. Sometimes I cook it in the air fryer to save on the oil, but it’s sooo good fried. This recipe is easy, inexpensive, and puts that pickle juice to good use. Genius idea!

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious and so easy! This is one of my favorite recipes. I have never been disappointed with any recipe from the skinnyish dish! #top2021

  8. 5 stars
    SO amazing! I don’t dilute the pickle brine…mostly because i didn’t do it the first time and we love the flavor the way it is! #top2021

  9. Haven’t tried this recipe yet but we’re adding it to our menu for Super Bowl! #top2021

  10. 5 stars
    Every time I finish a jar of pickles I use the juice to make this chicken. OMG it is so good!! Chicken turns out really juicy and flavourful. This has to be one of my favourite chicken recipes of all time. #top2021

  11. 5 stars
    This is so juicy and flavorful! It’s easy to make and a family favorite. I made this for in my salads for meal prep and oh gosh, try it! So, so yummy. #top2021

  12. #top2021
    My family absolutely loves this recipe…I now always keep a jar of pickle juice ready to go in the fridge!!!

  13. 5 stars
    So good! Although I’ve made this a few times now and explained to hubby that it uses pickle juice, he still questions the empty juice only pickle jars in the fridge. #top2021

  14. 2 stars
    Who knew pickle juice could elevate chicken tenders? They all disappeared in minutes! Absolute must try and now I save every drip of pickle juice. #top2021

  15. 5 stars
    This was a messy one for me the first time I made it but the 2nd time was spot on and we have made several more times! Always delicious
    #top2021

  16. 5 stars
    Who knew that pickle juice could make chicken taste this way?! Not this girl. WOW! This chicken is so juicy and tender. The outside is crispy and delicious. These tenders are perfect on a sandwich or in a salad. Try dipping them in ranch dressing. YUM! My whole family loves them!

  17. 5 stars
    You have to try this! Why don’t they sell just pickle juice? We have this as soon as we have enough juice to make it. One of our absolute favorites!!! I think it should have been in the top 5. #top2021

  18. 5 stars
    #top2021
    This is one of our family’s new favorite recipes. I stumbled upon your site & this recipe by accident. My picky daughter even loves it. The chicken is so flavorful & juicy. I have been asking our family members to save their pickle juice for us now. We let the chicken marinade for longer than recommend for more of a pickle flavor.

  19. 5 stars
    #top2021
    Very specific taste/use for this chicken but it does not disappoint! I like to serve it on buns like a burger.

    1. It can, but i forget the time/temp I’ve done! I’m sorry. I’ll try to make it again soon and remember to write down that info and then update here so it’s easy to see!

  20. 5 stars
    This chicken is AMAZING. My family gets so excited when we use up a jar of pickles because they know what’s coming!

  21. 5 stars
    I’m absolutely obsessed with this recipe. Friends ask for it and I send them here! This chicken can be used in wraps, salads, pizzas, alone, etc. Such a good way to use up pickle juice! Patting dry is SUPER important. Got lazy one time and didn’t, so the chicken wasn’t as crisp. Star, I love your stuff. This is my favorite recipe and my boyfriend loves it more than he loves me. THANK YOU!!!!

    1. So happy you and your boyfriend enjoy, Janay! Thanks for letting me know and rating the recipe.

  22. 5 stars
    Oh my this is so freaking good. Put the cooked chicken on a bun with light mayo and lettuce and its better than any restaurant sandwich I’ve had.

  23. 5 stars
    Ohhhhhmagosh, everyone make these. I may have reviewed this before but I can’t remember. It doesn’t matter. I may or may not have left these in the pickle juice for 2 days. Yeppp–you read that right. Marinated Sunday evening and made them tonight (a Tuesday). My husband and I love pickles so I wasn’t worried about that. Believe it or not, they were not too pickle-y tasting for us at all. They were just right and they are really so, so good. Next time I’m going to air fry them but this time I did the recipe just as stated. So dang good.

  24. 5 stars
    We make this at least once a month, if not more, and it couldn’t be easier. I love the flavor!

  25. 5 stars
    Literally have not met one of these recipes that wasn’t a home run. I loveeeee this chicken sooo much!!! Especially after learning how to easily take the tendon out (thank you tik tok)! So goood!

  26. 5 stars
    Love it! First time briner here! I think I would double this next time because we all wanted more!

  27. 5 stars
    I made this, and my sister said she thinks it’s the best chicken she’s ever eaten!! Everyone loved it!!

  28. 5 stars
    This recipe is a GAME CHANGER! So simple and so amazingly good, my insanely picky 2 year old even loves it!!!

  29. 5 stars
    This is my family’s favorite recipe! My husband loves pickles so much that when he was little all he asked for were pickles for Christmas
    When I told him we were having this pickle chicken for dinner he was sooo excited! And we all loved it!
    – IG @pnaycutie

  30. We love this recipe in our house! My husband loves it so much that he is actually willing to help me make it, which is a major plus in my book!

  31. 5 stars
    My family looooves pickle chicken! It is one dish that all of my kids actually eat and are excited about! It has become a staple in my house. Thank you!

  32. 5 stars
    From @ksell1633 I love the Pickle Chicken. My grandson loves dill pickles. We had lots of pickle juice left over. This prompted me to try it. It’s amazing. I even use it cut up in chicken salad and some casseroles.

  33. 5 stars
    This has quickly become a family favorite. You’ve got us eating pickles like crazy so we have the juice to use as brine! Leftovers seem to get even tastier! @dawnh_44

  34. I would have to say Pickle chicken, is my favorite. The simplicity of the recipe is the best. I
    I’m a chicken lover and ww, so your recipes fit my lifestyle perfectly. I make a lot of them. Thanks for taking the time to share your love (recipes) with us.

  35. 5 stars
    My family loooooves this recipe! It is requested time and time again. I love that I usually have the ingredients in hand.

    Theresa (IG:@mrstorianteaches3)

  36. 5 stars
    I have this page BOOKMARKED so it isn’t hard to find time & time again because I make it time & time again!!
    Insta: gab_parker

  37. 5 stars
    So delicious! Especially on a Sunday when the craving usually hits. Never throw away your pickle
    juice!
    @jhmcg

  38. 5 stars
    I keep coming back to this recipe! It’s so good and the fam loves it. Absolutely rivals ChickFilA.
    PS I came from insta: @whendidigetsofat

  39. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite!! Thank goodness for skinny-ish dishes that my whole family can enjoy! I make this weekly! THE BEST!

    @amydulli

  40. 5 stars
    While I love Chick Fil you know who, this is hands down more flavor and I know what’s in it. Thanks for creating so many delicious recipes.

    PS I came from ig: mrsgrdygetter

  41. 5 stars
    How could this not be a favorite with my 2 fav ingredients….. pickles and chicken?!?!?! All I can say is delicious
    @momap4

  42. 5 stars
    Love alot of your recipes but this one feels like a true guilty pleasure. 2sp on blue! ❤

  43. This is by far my family’s favorite chicken recipe. I even make it for people when they come to visit! It’s easy and full of flavor. Instagram: reneefindingherway

  44. 5 stars
    This is seriously the best chicken I have ever made. And Star is NOT wrong when she says Claussen pickle juice is the way to go – never doubt the queen! My husband also couldn’t stop talking about this chicken either. This will absolutely become a staple in our house and I won’t ever stop talking about how amazing it is! Star does it again!! 100/10!!! Instagram handle – @emcee.sammer

  45. 5 stars
    This is by far the easiest and best recipe ever. There are never any leftovers. You gotta try it, you wont be disappointed. Instagram handle @tigerbite10

  46. Love all the flavor and tenderness!! Easy to use and remember recipe. Thank you so much!! @kerleyvalleyjack

  47. 5 stars
    No one believes me that this is the exact thing we need to try but then we do and I make believers out of them! Instagram handle @anniegh

  48. 5 stars
    My all time favorite and favorite way to eat chicken. My whole family, including 3 picky kids and a picky husband love this recipe so it’s a winner in my book!

  49. 5 stars
    Better than Chick-fil-A. Yep I said it. So good! The picked juice brine makes the difference! We eat this all the time.

  50. 5 stars
    have made these twice now, whole family loved them!! once like the recipe says, and once in the air fryer. delicious both ways. using clausen pickle juice is the real game changer!

    1. Did you make any changes doing it in the air fryer? I am trying this for the first time and I love how easy the air fryer is.

  51. 5 stars
    Perfect fried chicken! The pickle brine adds such a good flavor!! Will defiantly be making this again

  52. This is THE best chicken! Tastes like chick fil a chicken made fresh at home. This is in normal rotation at my house!

  53. 5 stars
    This is my fav recipe from the site (and making the choice was really hard!) we pair it with some baked fries and it’s better than takeout!

  54. 4 stars
    Everyone loved this, but the chicken just didn’t crisp. I didn’t crowd the pan, and added more oil after sauteeing the first batch. Any suggestions? Also, any way to air-fry this in my toaster/air fryer oven?

    1. It’s not supposed to have a super crispy texture like you would get with a deep fried chicken tender. Sorry if thats what you were expecting! I am testing and will update with air fryer instructions very soon!

  55. My husband walked by the chicken a few times today while it was sitting in the pickle juice and said it looked liked a science experiment. I think he was truly scared for supper tonight but…..he loved it!! So good, this will be a regular in our house 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      I made this the other night for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!! I can’t believe how juicy the chicken was!! I will most definitely be making it again soon. I passed along your recipe to a few friends for them to try it out!! Tonight, we are making your chicken French dips for dinner!!

  56. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. It has become one of my most favourites! Just joined ww uk and I plugged in your recipe – it’s showing 4 points on blue not 2. Am I plugging something in wrong? Also – they don’t have onion power in their library but I’m assuming it’s 0 points. Any tips?

  57. 5 stars
    Why did I wait so long to make this? The chicken is so tender and the pickle flavor is just right. I reheated the leftover chicken in the air fryer and it was still great.

  58. 5 stars
    LOVE LOVE this chicken! My daughter requests this all the time. My dad saves his pickle juice for us so we can make it more often!

  59. I’m excited to make this tonight! Chicken brining in the fridge as we speak! I’m just curious how you came to 2 WW Blue points, I keep getting three when I plug it into the app! I did it by nutritional info and through the recipe builder?!? . What am I doing wrong?!?

  60. 5 stars
    Fantastic Recipe! Keeping this on regular rotation for my meal plans. I used the same pickle juice and it was AMAZING! My family loves the flavor all the spices and brining adds.

      1. 5 stars
        I air fried these at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, flipped and then for another 5 minutes.

  61. 5 stars
    My husband and son’s eyes light up when I say I’m making this. Usually have to make a double batch so there’s leftovers.

  62. Ummm…delicious!!
    Made this for the first time last night and the whole family loved it.
    I’ve been craving it again today! So good.

  63. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I acutally don’t even bread them … lazy on my part and they were amazing. I was wondering except waiting till I was done with a jar of pickles … does anyone have a source for pickle juice? I’m going to ask one of my favorite local sandwich shops that have dill pickle I adore If I can buy their pickle juice from their gallon jug of pickles, but does anyone else have a source?

    1. I’m so happy you enjoy, Diana! you can grab pickle juice on amazon. I haven’t tried that specific kind because we’re actually avid pickle eaters in this house so I usually have enough on hand, but I’ve seen a few people like it and purchase it specifically for this chicken. Let me know how it goes!

    2. Hey! First time trying this, how long do you think I I could leave the chicken in the brine? I love pickles so not worried about too much flavour more so for health and safety … is 48 hours doable ? Or could I freeze it once brined?

      Thnkas

      1. I’ve left in for 24 hours before and it was just super pickle-y I feel like I’ve seen some people say they’ve accidentally left it in for two days before and it tasted fantastic! I really don’t know about freezing, honestly never thought of doing it, but I think it would be okay!

    3. We aren’t pickle eaters either. I use a small jar of relish instead. Then I add a jar of water to cut the pickle strength. Or you can buy a gallon of pickle juice off Amazon.

  64. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and turns out perfect every time. I always double so I have extra for lunches during the week. Family favorite.

    1. It honestly my favorite too! The only thing that stops me from making it every day is lack of pickle juice. Haha! I’m so happy you love it!

  65. 5 stars
    I love this! Of course I love everything dill so I knew I would. I wanted to try this in my air fryer, the only change I made was to use Panko crumbs instead of flour, I thought they would hold up better in the fryer. I used Claussen dill pickle juice since that was all I had and it was perfect. They were everything I hoped for and more. I used 2 large chicken breasts and have leftovers for a couple more meals which of course I’ll warm up in the air fryer. Thanks for a great recipe! (I’ve been craving a dill pickle pizza since I saw that a place in Michigan makes them, I may try a WW friendly flatbread pizza with this chicken and dill pickles, I bet it will be delicious 🙂

  66. I have celiac disease and follow GF diet. The GF flours have a lot of points. Do you think I could just air dry the marinated chicken? I know it won’t be the same but I love pickles. I actually crave pickle juice.

  67. 5 stars
    Third time is the charm!! I love this recipe but couldn’t get the breading to stick. I know you said to pat dry but my brain said just pat a little! Finally today I actually did what you said to do and dried the chicken and wouldn’t you know the breading stuck!!! Yea!!!! Either way though it was/is delicious! Thank you!

    1. I’ve never tried breading with self rising flour so I’m honestly not sure. I think it should be just fine and the points should still be the same

  68. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time and it was great! Everyone loved it. Will definitely be making again!

  69. 5 stars
    Didn’t have any dill pickle juice so I used Bread & Butter pickle juice… OMG, so delicious! Will try with dill next time I have it. Love all of your recipes Star; thank you for doing this for all of us WW gals, I’ve been using your recipes for a few years <3

  70. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my two guys, The younger being fussy. Everyone loved it. Definitely a new mix in our rotation. Paired it with Greek salad and fries for them and cauliflower mash for me. SOOO GOOD!

  71. I had some of this chicken last night and it was fabulous!! Could you tell me the sodium amount for this recipe? Thanks so much!

  72. 5 stars
    Made this last night, and it was delicious! So tender and flavorful! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    1. Hey Lara! In each and every blog post at the end there’s a printable recipe card in the notes section you’ll find the Smart Points information along with the nutritional content of the entire recipe. I hope this helps you in the future and I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Here’s the info for Skillet Pickle Chicken: Serving Size: 5 ounces, cooked
      2 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points
      195 calories, 6g fat, .5g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 27g protein

  73. I’m so excited to try this! I am truly a pickle lover! Would I be able to bake these instead of frying in the skillet? Thanks!

    1. Hey Kristen! I haven’t given them a go just in the oven so I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think the breading would work well. I will try to work on an air fryer/oven baked version of these!

    2. I have done a recipe very like this in the air fryer. I sprayed the breaded tenders with a little oil before frying. They were very good but you have to spray after they are breaded. Don’t know if you would save that much by air frying because you use so little oil in the frying pan.

  74. 5 stars
    Made this for the Super Bowl viewing. YUMMY! Will definitely make again. Thank you!

  75. I have been waiting until I finished a jar of pickles to try this recipe (a few weeks now), and it was more than worth the wait! I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait to have it again for my lunch for the next few days. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi there! You can use almond flour in place of the white flour. I’ve seen a few others change it out and said it worked beautifully. enjoy!

  76. Hi Star! I am excited to try this recipe! But, I am having a hard time making the calories you listed here match up when I add to it the recipe builder I’ve been using. Are there certain ingredients I should leave out when calculating calories? I only do this so that I can quickly re-calculate if I change something in the recipe for myself (like using 1 lb instead of 1.5 lbs of chicken). Thank you so much for your help!

  77. 4 stars
    3rd time making this recipe and enjoy it everytime. I marinated tge chicken in Claussen Kosher pickle spear juice, and it came out just as good as regular dill pickle juice.
    I do want try in air fryer next time.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  78. 5 stars
    How long would you do in the air fryer? Marinating now. Can’t wait to try it! May do some in skillet and some in air fryer to compare!

    1. We let ours air dry for a few minutes after breading then air fried 380 degrees about 12-14 minutes.

  79. 5 stars
    We love this chicken! We are Weight Watchers who are careful about what we eat. Our grandkids live with us and they BEG me to make this recipe again and again. I now cook it about once per week. Someone told me it reminded them a little of Chick-fil-A chicken.

    1. That’s awesome to hear that y’all love it so much! From what I understand, Chick-fil-A brines their chicken in pickle juice as well so i’m guessing that’s where it reminds them of it!

  80. This is hands down one of the BEST meals I’ve made since joining WW over a years ago!!! I made oven fries and corn on the cob and was in heaven. Going to make it again later this week. Thank you so much, Star!

  81. 5 stars
    This chicken is so good! Thanks for the great idea! Even my preschooler ate it despite hating all non-nugget chicken.

  82. I made this today. Actually soaked them in pickle juice about 18 hours. They were very tender. Not a strong pickle flavor but tasty. I put them been Nature’s Own butter hamburger buns with fresh spinach, sliced tomato extra pickles and Chick Fil’a honey roasted barbeque sauce and barbeque chips. Delicious! Thanks for sharing great recipes.

  83. 4 stars
    My husband and I thought this was way too salty, but otherwise loved it. We will definitely make again, but take out the additional salt. Also, the some of the seasoning fell off, any tips?
    Cooked in a cast iron pan, and paired with broccoli & cauliflower tater tots in the air fryer 🙂

  84. ooooooh girl! I made this with your garlic parmesan drop biscuits…my picky 5 year old calles it the beat meal ever…we all really enjoyed it. Thanks for helping to make eating on weight watchers yummy!

  85. Looks yummy! You should make up a recipe for fried pickles so that we have something to do with all those extra pickles in the fridge.

    Also, do you use cast iron?

  86. My skillet skills aren’t strong, do you think this chicken could be baked after preparation? Love your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing your skills. Heading to the grocery tomorrow to get pickles and chicken!

  87. I’m not good with my skillet skills. Do you think I could bake the chicken? Or switch out the flour with some Panko? Love your recipes. Trying this tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.

  88. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband recently, and he told me it was one of the most favorite things I’ve ever made for him. I’m making it again tonight with spicy dill pickle juice as we both love spicy things, and I’m so excited. You are absolutely the best, Star! ❤️

  89. Can you buy just pickle juice? I’m not sure I’d have enough to make more than one batch using the juice from the pickle jar. Thanks!!

  90. Tried the pickle chicken and the whole family loved it! We will definitely make thing again! Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes.

  91. 5 stars
    Thank you Thank you …It’s been deemed the best chicken my husband ever ate and he doesn’t like chicken mostly due to it always being dry. Very moist and delicious!
    I over marinated mine and it turned out just fine!!!

  92. Crossing my fingers, hoping my efforts to update my recipe binder today and get re-organized in my home are not for naught… hoping early this coming week to be offered a job transfer, which will mean a little less time at home in the evenings. Have printed several of your recipes today that I’ve saved over the last few weeks/months and just have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making them all so perfectly printer-friendly! It is SUCH a blessing! THANK YOU!

  93. Star, the pickle chicken was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Can’t wait for the air fryer recipe. The only issue I see is buying jars of pickles just so I can make this chicken every week. LOL
    I had a quick question– Is it 1/4 cup of flour or 5 tbsp of flour? Also, I used all purpose flour bleached, I hope that was okay. It tasted delicious!!

  94. 5 stars
    Really good! I will definitely make this again. I served it with some homemade honey mustard dipping sauce for 2 extra points. I also came up with 3 Freestyle points in the recipe builder. Still, a very low point delicious and easy meal! Thank you!

  95. This was so easy and tasted fantastic. Definitely a keeper and will make again. Now keeping all pickle juice when jar is empty. I marinated 24+ hours (just worked out that way) and it had a hint of pickle not overwhelming. It was perfect, got a taste of fried chicken like Chick Filet. I served on a slider roll that is similar to Hawaiian rolls but not a sweet. PERFECT! LOVE IT.

    1. THIS was the review i have bern searching for, thank you. I was panicking as I read a recipe that I THOUGHT said “marinate 2 hours or overnight” but when i just put my glasses on it ACTUALLY said “marinate 2 hours overnight will be too long”. Whoops. Its been in there soaking for almost 24 hours!

  96. Can I just tell you how much I love this recipe?! It’s amazing!! My execution kind of stunk (could be because I was playing referee to my 2 year old twins and trying to cook), and it still tasted delicious! I am a huge fan of ALL your recipes, and this one is my new fav!! Thanks for all the deliciousness! I was trying to give it 5 stars, but I’m on my phone so I’m not sure it worked.

  97. This was so good! My girls loved it too. My husband, who hates pickles, gave it a “not bad.” That’s a win in my book!

  98. Can’t wait to try this. I can pickles every year and use the juice to make ice cubes for my beer!!! it’s a very delicious combination. But, now I’ll try this when my sister gets here tomorrow from Seattle. She’s also a master canner. Our whole family cans. Everyone LOVES them and thinks we should sell our recipe.

  99. Still sitting at the dinner table with a piece or two left to eat. This has been deemed – “best chicken ever”.

  100. 5 stars
    I made this last night & all my boys loved it! The chicken was so moist! Another great recipe – Thank you, Star!

  101. Though I have really enjoyed all of your recipes that I have tried, I must say Puckke Chicken was the one that my son was most excited about. It did not fail! Absolutely delicious! Thank you!!!

  102. This was awesome. My breading kept falling off in the pan but I think it’s bc there was a but of brine in the ziplock bag that dripped off the chicken. Maybe next time I will check if that happened and drain it off before adding the oil. The flavor here was everything I hoped for! Thank you so much.

  103. Can you buy just pickle juice at the store or do you just use the juice from a jar of pickles? If so, is there enough juice in 1 jar of pickles? Thanks! Looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. I’m not very experienced with camping and cooking so I’m not sure, but I will say it’s super easy to throw the chicken in the brine let it set all day and then shake the chicken in a baggie with the flour and spices. I’d say it should be easy!

  104. Love this recipe. The chicken taste so yummy. I created the recipe in the WW app and I keep getting 3 freestyle pts for a serving Love this recipe. The chicken taste so yummy. Still a win! Thank you for this delicious recipe

      1. I keep getting 3 smart points as well. 6 tsp of veg oil=9 freestyle sp and 5 tbsp flour = 4 freestyle sp. I’m making the recipie tonight… I just want to be sure on points

      2. I’m new to WW and I must be doing something wrong. Trying to track this and I’m getting 5 SP for 5 oz. that can’t be right!

      3. I was just going to ask this same question! I plugged the nutritional details AND the ingredients in and both are coming up as three points (Still a STEAL, as far as I’m concerned!)

  105. Do you think using the air fryer for the Chicken would work, I am currently obsessed with my Air Fryer.
    Or does it need that little bit of oil in a pan?

  106. You did it again!!
    Love love love!!!

    I even enjoyed the pickle joke!

    What kind of Skillet are using when you fry chicken?! I think I need an update.
    Thanks!!!

  107. Star,I have my chicken in the pickle brineI decided this morning to make it for dinner great minds huh? I’m going to air fry mine

    1. 5 stars
      I decided to not buy more jars of pickles for the juice, so I checked at Amazon.com for dill pickle juice. Turned out that shipping cost the same as the juice which totaled about $22 delivered. I found exactly the same brand and size of pickle juice at Walmart for less than $6 (for a gallon).

      1. I was just going to ask where in the world do I get pickle juice. So I can buy the juice without the pickles??

    1. I am testing out the Air Fryer version right now. This exact recipe does work in the air fryer just fine, but the breading doesn’t stick as well and that bothers me.

      1. I Was watching a video on air fried pickle chips and they let them rest in the fridge after breading to supposedly help the breading stick. Worth trying with the chicken

  108. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Have you tried cooking the tenders in your air fryer?

    1. I have. It worked, but the breading doesn’t stick as perfectly as it does in the skillet. I am planning on doing an Air Fryer version of these in the next month or so.

      1. 5 stars
        I second this! I struggle with the stove & use my air fryer for EVERYTHING so an air fried recipe would be devine!

      2. 5 stars
        I have prepared this recipe several times and it is a favorite. I’ve also tried it in an air fryer and did not get good results – the chicken was cooked, but not seared or crispy.

      3. so happy you enjoyed, Chris! I have it on my to-do list to create an air fryer version with a different breading. I haven’t had luck with this particular breading in the air fryer.

  109. Oh my delicious!! Can you tell me what kind of pickle chips you laid on the chicken for the pics? They look divine!

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