I was having a craving for some fried chicken sandwiches… the kind that you get at fast food places but better… These turned out even better than I would have hoped, they were perfect and everyone loved them!
I had 4 chicken breasts, so it made 8 sandwiches.
To begin with, cut a chicken breast in half horizontally. (So place chicken breast on cutting board, place knife on the side of it and cut with the knife parallel to the board)
Place the halved breasts in a bowl, bag or container and add 1 1/2 cup buttermilk (or a mix of 1 1/2 c of milk with 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice).
Marinate for at least 6 hours (overnight is better though)
Take chicken out of the Fridge at least 30 min before frying and in a container/bowl/bag put 2 cups of flour and the following:
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Dip the chicken into the Seasoned Flour and then place on a plate and if you want you can redip into the buttermilk and then redip into the flour for more of a crust.
Prepare Oil in a pan, I used my favourite Cast Iron Skillet and added about 1 1/2 inch of oil and heated it up to 325 using a candy/oil thermometer.
Fry the chicken for a few minutes each side until done and golden brown. (it took about 3 min on each side for mine) and place on a few paper towels.
Place on a bun with lettuce and Mayo and whatever else you like…
I love the spicy mayo on these kind of sandwiches so I made a mix with Mayo and Frank’s Red Hot and it was perfect.
This is definitely something that I will be making again in the near future…
I have never had a Fried chicken sandwich that tasted as fresh and crispy as this, and of course, by making by own bread the cost of these are minimal…