Fried Chicken Sandwich

August 21, 2020

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There is a LOT of interest lately in the FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH, and fast food restaurants have waged war against one another to prove that THEY serve up the best one.  But really, you can easily make your own at home and tweak the spices to your own liking.  This does require a little forethought since you need to marinate your chicken overnight, but other than that… it’s a pretty simple recipe.  This makes 4 sandwiches, but if you need more, just double the recipe.  You could maybe squeeze out 6 sandwiches with this recipe…just add more chicken!

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FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

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Marinade:

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1/4 cup dill-pickle juice

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

4 boneless chicken thighs, with the skin on

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Buttermilk Mixture:

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1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup water

1 large egg

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Flour Mixture:

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2 cups all purpose flour

1/8 cup cornstarch

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons coarse black pepper

 

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In a one-gallon ziplock bag, add all of the ingredients for your marinade and then add your chicken thighs.  Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.  Massage the marinade all around to make sure that all of the chicken is evenly coated with the mixture.

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When you are ready to make your sandwiches, mix up your buttermilk mixture in a large bowl.  In another bowl, mix up your flour mixture.

In a large 12-inch skillet, pour in vegetable oil or peanut oil to a depth of about 1/2-inch and heat to 350 degrees.  A cast-iron skillet works best for this.

Only fry about 2 pieces at a time, you don’t want to overcrowd your pan.

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Remove your chicken from the brine mixture and discard the brine.  Add a chicken thigh to the buttermilk mixture and coat both sides.  Carefully transfer the piece to the flour mixture and press the chicken into the flour on both sides so that the flour adheres. Gently shake off excess flour and carefully transfer the chicken into the hot oil.   Turn the chicken pieces every few minutes with tongs, as they becomes brown.  They are ready when a thermometer inserted into the chicken registers 165 degrees, and the breading is golden brown and crispy.  This should take about 8 minutes per batch.  Remove and place on a wire rack placed inside of a baking sheet and keep them warm in an oven preheated to 200 degrees.

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To finish your sandwich:  Serve on any type soft bun that you prefer, with mayonnaise on each side of the bun, lettuce and pickles.  You can add tomatoes too if you wish.

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We love to hear back from our friends when you have tried our recipes.

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Joan
Joan
1 month ago

Looks & sounds tasty.

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Joan

This was a winner at our house!

Shirley Johnell
Shirley Johnell
1 month ago

Wow! This sounds so good. I think I could make a tasty sandwich.

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago

You will love this one!

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
1 month ago

Sounds yummy!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary Hamilton

Daddy especially loved this!

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
1 month ago

Wow,sounds good,pray ur all ok staying n g safe,cant believe its almost Sept,time sure has flew by,u all take care love sent to all🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🐾🐾🐾🐾🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤❤🐾🐾🐾🐾😘😘😘😘😘😘🙏❤🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

We are staying home almost all the time but finding ways to stay busy by cooking new recipes and organizing closets!

Debbie Fisk
Debbie Fisk
1 month ago

Wow Millie. Thanks for the great recipe! My son just mentioned he’s like a fried chicken sandwich. This one sounds delicious !

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Debbie Fisk

It was a real winner. It takes time to plan due to the marinating but it was worth it!

Debbie Fisk
Debbie Fisk
1 month ago
Reply to  Millie LaRue

I’m excited to try it this week! Have a great weekend!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Debbie Fisk

Ohhhh you will for sure love it! But let us know what you think. We love how you can adjust the spices to suit your own taste as well.

Debbie Fisk
Debbie Fisk
1 month ago
Reply to  Millie LaRue

I will let you know!

Karen Rocher
Karen Rocher
1 month ago

Yummy!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen Rocher

I think your family will love this one.

Faye Lawrence
Faye Lawrence
1 month ago

Sounds scrumptious. Hey, Yorkies 💕💕

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Faye Lawrence

Hello! We hope you will try this yummy sandwich for yourself.

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
1 month ago

Thank you for sharing your recipe, little Millie! It sounds delicious!!! You are so precious!!! 😘

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Laurie Heikoff

Thank you… I hope that you will give it a try. KISS KISS

angela cuozzo
angela cuozzo
1 month ago

Yummy! ❤

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  angela cuozzo

Just wait until you try it for yourself!

Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
1 month ago

Yum!! Sounds delicious!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Sherri Davis

This was a super tasty sandwich!

Susan Nicol
Susan Nicol
1 month ago

Millie
This sounds really good and I’m going to make it. The Millie LaRue’s a real Southern Bells. And who know better about Southern Fried Chicken. Over keeps asking does Millie’s mom let her have some. This little guy of mine will be my helper.
Wishing you all a wonderful day !!
Hugs and Kisses from Boston 💋💋💋
Oliver and mommy

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan Nicol

I am allergic to chicken so I didn’t get to taste any of this, but Mummy does let me have a little sample of many things that we make together. This also has onion powder in it which is not really safe for doggies and overall it might be a bit spicy. I think that you should give them a safer snack.

Karren Waymire
Karren Waymire
1 month ago

Thank you, will be adding it to you book

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Karren Waymire

I think your family will love this addition to your recipe files! Let us know if you try it.

Kristin Rulison
Kristin Rulison
1 month ago

OMG, sounds seriously delish!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago

It was very flavorful and Daddy said he definitely wants it again!

Shirley skulimowski
Shirley skulimowski
1 month ago

Sounds delicious 😋

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago

It really was good. Daddy especially LOVED IT!

Jeanne Luther
Jeanne Luther
1 month ago

Sounds delicious. My favorite chicken sandwich is Chick fil A.
Sure miss you all on FB.

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanne Luther

It is really tasty and yes, Chick-Fil-A DOES make a yummy sandwich but NOW you can make your own!!! Mummy likes when she finds a really good recipe that she can make on her own with fewer hands touching it… especially right now.

Judy Winters
Judy Winters
1 month ago

Sounds yummy, Thanks Millie and Mommy. Will be trying very very soon❤

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy Winters

You will really enjoy this sandwich!

Carol Copeland
Carol Copeland
1 month ago

Sounds great! Where can I buy it already made? 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Rev Kenny haddock
Rev Kenny haddock
1 month ago

Looks good millie

Donna Remeta
Donna Remeta
1 month ago

Millie and Mummy you gals always share such yummy recipes! I save pickle juice to marinate my chicken breasts in. It’s supposed Chic-fil-a secret to they’retasty chick sammy. LOL 💋💋

Donna Remeta
Donna Remeta
30 days ago
Reply to  Millie LaRue

Yes, it is nice to make a fresh one yourself. Homemade is always better too. You can control the seasonings too. Like salt. My hubby has High Blood pressure. You can also buy and make more Sammy’s too and it’s cheaper.

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
30 days ago
Reply to  Donna Remeta

Yes… we like to try and make as much as we can and these were really pretty easy to make and the taste was just fantastic! So will will definitely be making these again! We made 4 and they heated up nicely for 2 more sandwiches the next day.

Kay Sheets
Kay Sheets
30 days ago

Wow Millie these sound so good you’re so lucky to have a Mummy that is such a good cook! We’re going on vacation soon I think I will put this on my menu! Thank You!💖

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
30 days ago
Reply to  Kay Sheets

Ohhhh this is a perfect vacation food!!! Let me know how the family likes it. We are fixing it again this week because Daddy loved it so much.

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