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Easy Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Easy Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches and chips

These easy crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches are juicy and delicious! Chicken thighs are soaked in homemade buttermilk, then coated in seasoned flour, fried until crispy and simply topped with lettuce, dill pickle slices and mayo.

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These are the best fried chicken sandwiches ever and make a great lunch, dinner, or impressive date night meal for two.

How to make easy crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches:

For the chicken:

Mix together the milk and vinegar. This makes homemade buttermilk.

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In a large plastic bag, combine the chicken thighs and buttermilk. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

boneless chicken thighs marinating in buttermilk

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.

flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a bowl

Add the cooking oil to an electric skillet until it’s about 1 inch deep and pre-heat to 350 degrees F (180 C). Click for an electric skillet.

Let some of the buttermilk drip off of the chicken and then coat it in the flour mixture. Make sure it is very well coated on both sides.

chicken thigh getting coated in flour and seasoning mixture

Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for about 3 – 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.

breaded chicken thigh frying in oil

Remove the chicken to a wire rack to drain. Click for a wire rack.

To serve:

Layer the buns or sandwich rolls with the lettuce, fried chicken, sliced dill pickles, and mayo. Serve warm.

Easy Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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Easy Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Easy Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches

These easy crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches are juicy and delicious! Chicken thighs are soaked in homemade buttermilk, then coated in seasoned flour, fried until crispy and simply topped with lettuce, dill pickle slices and mayo.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil, for frying

To serve:

  • 2 hamburger buns or sandwich rolls
  • Lettuce (leaf or shredded)
  • Sliced dill pickles
  • Mayonnaise

Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. Mix together the milk and vinegar. This makes homemade buttermilk.
  2. In a large plastic bag, combine the chicken thighs and buttermilk. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  4. Add the cooking oil to an electric skillet until it’s about 1 inch deep and pre-heat to 350 degrees F (180 C). Click for an electric skillet.
  5. Let some of the buttermilk drip off of the chicken and then coat it in the flour mixture. Make sure it is very well coated on both sides.
  6. Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for about 3 - 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the chicken to a wire rack to drain. Click for a wire rack.

To serve:

  1. Layer the buns or sandwich rolls with the lettuce, fried chicken, sliced dill pickles, and mayo. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 673 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 147mg Sodium: 3872mg Carbohydrates: 67g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 40g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenna
    May 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Yum! These fried chicken sandwiches would be perfect for home date night. I could also see taking them on a picnic.

    • Reply
      Zona
      May 14, 2019 at 9:48 pm

      You are so right! We love these for date night and great idea to bring them on a picnic! Thanks Jenna 🙂

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