Fried Chicken Sammy
(Happy National Sandwich Day!)
Next to chicken wangs, a fried chicken sandwich is one of my favorite things to make and the most satisfying thing to eat. It’s hearty and flavorful and with the right toppings, it can be perfect for dinner, lunch, or breakfast - for those late-night clubbers who come home starving. It’s slightly more time-intensive than some recipes but definitely worth it.
What You’ll Need:
1 Whole Chicken Breast
1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup of Milk
4 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese
A couple of handfuls of Arugula (just eyeball it)
Dijon or Spicy Mustard
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Pepper
1 Tsp Granulated Garlic
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Optional: Chips or Fries for the side.
Pour 3 cups of vegetable oil into a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
While that shit is heating, slice the chicken breast down the middle (lengthwise) then cut those in half creating four 1 inch thick slices.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs and milk until blended and in a separate bowl do the same with your flour and your seasonings.
Take your chicken and cover that thang in flour, dip into the egg mixture, then back into the flour and set aside. We want that KFC double coating! Repeat for each.
Once the oil is hot, gently drop the chicken in and cook for about 5 - 6 mins on each side.
While those are cooking you can begin to toast your buns. Pop them in a toaster if you're short on time, otherwise heat a tablespoon of butter in a medium-sized skillet and toast for 1 minute on each side. If you “bad” use an open flame.
Once the buns are done, plate as such… bottom bun, mustard, arugula, and on the top bun...mustard, pickles, cheese.
Once the chicken is done, hit it with some salt and pepper and place it on the bottom bun and assemble.
Add some chips and some ice tea and you've got a good ass sandwich.