Battered, breaded and deep fried chicken breast seasoned with a blend of tasty spices. You’re going to love how crispy these chicken sandwiches are! Add some sliced cheese, fresh lettuce and tomato with some mayonnaise and mustard and put it all in a slightly sweet and flavorful wheat bun and you’ve got some terrific chicken sandwiches! It’s also quick and easy to make!
Ingredients: Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (butterflied)
5 big tbsp. flour
1 teas salt
3/4 teas. pepper
1/2 teas garlic powder
1/2 teas paprika
about 1/2 cup milk
about 2 cups Italian style breadcrumbs
2 to 3 cups vegetable or corn oil (for frying)
Wash and dry your chicken thoroughly. “Butterfly” it by laying your chicken breast flat on your cutting board.
Hold a long thin knife parallel to your board and slice the chicken breast in half.
You should end up with two thin flat pieces of chicken about the same size. Slice both chicken breasts the same way.
Add the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika to a wide shallow bowl and whisk to mix thoroughly.
Pour the milk in a little at a time and whisk until you have the consistency of a thin pancake batter that coats the back of a spoon.
When you run your finger over the back of the spoon the batter should hold a solid line and not run.
In another wide shallow bowl add about half of the breadcrumbs.
Place a “half” chicken breast into your batter and coat thoroughly on all sides, the thicker the better.
Transfer it to the bowl with the breadcrumbs to thoroughly coat.
What I did was place the chicken into the breadcrumbs and then sprinkled some more breadcrumbs over the top and pressed it into the battered chicken.
This kept me from getting the batter on my hands.
Another trick is once the chicken is in the breadcrumb bowl is to shake the bowl carefully which helps to cover the chicken with breadcrumbs without getting your hands messy.
The batter is pretty thick and wet which allows for a very thick coating of breadcrumbs.
This makes the chicken extra crispy when frying.
Transfer your fully coated chicken to a plate or piece of foil and continue until all of the chicken has been coated.
Add more breadcrumbs to the “breadcrumb bowl” as needed.
Set them aside for now.
Other Ingredients: Chicken Sandwiches
4-8 leaves of lettuce (depends on how much you like)
1 or 2 tomatoes (sliced thin)
8 pieces sliced cheese (I’m using cheddar) (cheese is optional)
4 wheat buns (or whatever you like)
mayonnaise and mustard (or whatever sauce you like, ranch dressing is good mixed with a little mayonnaise to thicken)
Once all of you prep is done, preheat your oven to broil.
Pour the oil into a skillet and heat to 350 degrees.
Once the oil is hot add 2 pieces of the coated chicken to it and fry for about 2 to 4 minutes a side or until golden brown.
Continue until all of your chicken is done.
Transfer to a wire rack to drain but not cool.
At the same time the chicken is frying, place your buns, open face, on a cookie sheet and toast them in your preheated oven (about3-5 min.)
The buns should finish toasting just before the first two pieces of chicken are done.
Dress the top buns with mayonnaise and mustard (or sauce of your choosing) lettuce and tomato.
Add a slice of cheese to each bottom bun.
Place a piece of chicken on each bottom bun and top with another slice of cheese.
Place your bottom buns (with chicken and cheese) back on the cookie sheet and into the oven to broil just long enough to melt the cheese, about 1 or 2 minutes.
Transfer the bottom buns to your plates.
Turn the top buns over and on to the bottom buns.
Note: If you decide not to use cheese there’s no need to put them under the broiler a second time to melt it.
Slice in half if you like and dig in! Be careful as they will be hot.
And there it is, awesome crispy chicken sandwiches!
I think you’ll really enjoy the crispiness and flavor of these chicken sandwiches. The wheat buns add a slightly sweet flavor that really compliments the rest of the sandwich. The cheese melted over the hot chicken adds a beautiful creaminess. And the crisp lettuce and the tomato round out a great sandwich. You could also add some thin sliced onion or bacon to give it even more depth of flavor. I hope you’ll give this a try, it’s turning into one of my favorite sandwiches and I’m already getting requests to make it again from some of my friends and family. Enjoy and Happy Cooking!