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When it comes to chicken nuggets there is no denying that they’re pretty tasty. Of course, when it comes to fast food – meat items in particular – we don’t always want to know the process of how things are made. As some have found in the past, some of these meat dishes can go through a pretty gruesome process, so many of us would rather maintain the illusion of what’s really in our fast food, rather than have it shattered.

However, in a since-deleted TikTok, one TikToker by the user name @dxxdxx7 showed off the secret of Chick-fil-A’s chicken nugget preparation process. Perhaps the most shocking ingredient in the nuggets was the actual meat!

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The video, which acquired more than 13 million views before it was removed, showed that the fast-food chain uses real chicken in their nuggets. The TikToker also shared that these bits of chicken are “milk washed” before they’re dipped in seasoning and then breaded and fried in a vat of oil.

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People were pleasantly surprised, with one person admitting that they were initially hesitant to learn what was in them due to the nuggets being “life.” However, they said that they were “so relieved they are actually made from scratch!”

There were a few others who saw the video and commented their surprise about not seeing any pickle juice – according to Chick-fil-A fans and food bloggers, pickle juice is supposedly the secret ingredient to their chicken.

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But that mystery remains unsolved.

As for the validity of the video, some of the comments were from those who claimed to work from Chick-fil-A and they stated that the process is, indeed, how it’s done.

Watch the TikTok below:

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AT LEAST THE MEAT IS ✨REAL✨ #foodies (via @dxxdxx7 )

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