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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

In this Buffalo chicken sandwich, chicken breasts are coated in seasoned flour and fried until golden on the outside, and juicy on the inside. Then they’re tossed in a simple Buffalo sauce and served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and blue cheese dressing. It’s a delicious sandwich that’s perfect for weekends and game-day. Check out this crispy chicken BLT or this delicious fried pork sandwich. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

1½ lbs. Chicken Breast (about 3 breasts)

1 cup All Purpose Flour

1 tsp. Salt, plus a little for the chicken

½ tsp. Garlic Powder, plus a little for the chicken

¼ tsp. Black Pepper, plus a little for the chicken

1 tsp. Paprika

¼ tsp. Onion Powder

½ cup Milk

Canola Oil, for frying

8 tbsp. Butter, melted

4 tbsp. Crystal Hot Sauce, or use your favorite brand

Sandwich Buns

Blue Cheese Dressing

Pickles

Lettuce

Tomatoes

 

Prepare the chicken

Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise (like butterflying but go all the way through). Then, cut the larger pieces in half. You should get 8-12 pieces. Season the chicken with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.

 

Mix the flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and black pepper, in a shallow pan or plate. Stir well to combine. Pour the milk in a medium bowl.

 

Lightly coat each chicken piece with the flour. Shake off excess and then dip the chicken into the milk bowl, make sure the entire piece is moist. Next, place the chicken back in the flour, make sure it’s completely coated, shake off excess. Set on a pan or plate and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces. Discard any leftover flour and milk.

 

Fry the chicken

Pour enough oil in a large, heavy skillet to cover the entire bottom by about a ¼ inch. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Make sure the oil is hot before adding in the chicken. Use a test piece to make sure the oil is hot enough. If the oil starts bubbling and makes a sizzle sound, it’s ready to go. Also, if the oil is too hot the coating will brown too quickly and the chicken won’t cook all the way through. Add about half of the chicken pieces to the skillet. Do not overcrowd, fry the chicken in batches.

 

Use tongs to turn the chicken so the coating doesn’t flake off. Fry the chicken for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. If it’s browning too quickly, lower the heat a little bit and turn the chicken pieces frequently to brown evenly on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place them on a plate or pan. Fry the remaining chicken pieces.

 

Cook’s notes

It may be necessary to lower the heat a little bit for the second batch. Once the chicken is frying make sure they’re sizzling and the oil is bubbling, raise the heat a little bit again if necessary. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165°F at the thickest part.

 

Make the Buffalo sauce

Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Add the hot sauce to the butter and stir well until combined.

 

Place the buffalo sauce in a large bowl. Use a bowl that is large enough to hold all the chicken pieces, preferably with a lid. If you don’t have a bowl with a lid, find a plate or platter that will cover the top of the bowl. Add the cooked chicken (while it’s still hot) to the sauce. Cover the bowl with the lid (or plate) and give it a few gentle shakes, up and down and side to side. Check if the chicken is coated, if it’s not, cover and shake again.

 

Build your Buffalo chicken sandwich

Place one or two chicken pieces on a bun and top with blue cheese dressing, lettuce tomatoes and pickles. Enjoy!

 

Makes 4-6 sandwiches

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and blue cheese dressing on a bun with a side of chips
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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, chicken sandwich, fried chicken, fried chicken sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 860kcal

Ingredients

  • lbs. Chicken Breast cut into strips (about 3 chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt plus a little for seasoning the chicken
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder plus a little for seasoning the chicken
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper plus a little for seasoning the chicken
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • ¼ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Milk
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • 8 tbsp. Butter melted
  • 4 tbsp. Crystal Hot Sauce or use your favorite
  • 4 Sandwich Buns
  • 4 tbsp. Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1 Pickle Spear sliced
  • Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato

Instructions

  • Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Then, cut the larger pieces in half.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Mix the flour, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and black pepper, in a shallow pan or plate. Stir well to combine. Pour the milk in a medium bowl.
  • Lightly coat each chicken piece with the flour. Shake off excess and then dip the chicken into the milk bowl, make sure the entire piece is moist.
  • Next, place the chicken back in the flour, make sure it’s completely coated, shake off excess. Set on a pan or plate and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces. 
  • Discard any leftover flour and milk.
  • Pour enough oil in a large, heavy skillet to cover the entire bottom by about a ¼ inch.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add about half of the chicken pieces to the skillet. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and place them on a plate or pan. Fry the remaining pieces.
  • Make the Buffalo sauce. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Add the hot sauce to the butter and stir well until combined.
  • Place the buffalo sauce in a large bowl. Add the cooked chicken (while it’s still hot) to the sauce. Cover the bowl with the lid (or plate) and give it a few gentle shakes.
  • Place one or two chicken pieces on a bun and top with blue cheese dressing, lettuce tomatoes and pickles.

Nutrition

Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 1884mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 35.1% | Vitamin C: 21% | Calcium: 13.5% | Iron: 25%
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