Chicken nuggets + a few ingredients = a fresh recipe.

By Tim Nelson
Updated April 20, 2020

If you’re a responsible, non-essential worker In certain pockets of the country, you’ve been stuck at home for more than a month. By now there’s a decent chance you’ve either run out of recipe ideas, exhausted all of your local takeout options, or both. But what if I told you there was a way to try out new recipes while simultaneously enjoying some of your favorite fast food items?

Well, that’s exactly the premise by a series of cooking videos posted to Chick-fil-A’s social media accounts in recent times. Dubbed “Nightly Nuggets,” the beloved Southern chicken chain is sharing recipe ideas six nights a week (even their Instagram is closed on Sundays), showing how you can mix up the cooking you do at home with a little bit of help from a variety of Chick-fil-A menu staples like tenders, nuggets, and even milkshakes.

Across the first 13 installments of Nightly Nuggets, the recipes have been rather varied. Recipes range from south of the bordery Spicy Chicken Tacos and Southwestern Quesadillas to healthier-sounding options like Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Chicken Orzo, and even Stuffed Peppers (which manage to incorporate grilled nuggets, of course). The caption on each post goes into great detail about the ingredients you’ll need to assemble to put together each recipe, along with detailed instructions. Lengthy IGTV videos (some of which cross the eight minute mark) break down the cooking process for more visual learners.

In total, Chick-fil-A will post 30 installments of its quarantine-themed cooking series, so there’s still plenty of time to follow along and get cooking. At the very least, it’s an excuse to get out of the house and go to a drive-thru. Plus, you can’t really screw up the main protein in most of these dishes since it’s already been prepared for you. Sounds like a win-win to me.