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Fried Chicken Sandwiches


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Diana Rattray
The fried chicken slices in these sandwiches take just minutes to cook, and they make absolutely delicious sandwiches. Or, serve as chicken strips or nuggets with fries or macaroni and cheese. I like the spicy and tangy Sriracha mayonnaise on my sandwich, but you might choose plain mayonnaise, a mustard mayonnaise blend, or a ranch style dressing.


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 Sandwiches


  • canola oil for frying
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, about 8 ounces each, or 4 thin sliced chicken breast cutlets
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank's or Texas Pete
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • dash ground thyme
  • Sriracha Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce, or to taste
  • 4 sandwich rolls, split, lightly buttered, and toasted
  • lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and other toppings, as desired


 Put about 1/2 inch of oil in a large deep skillet. Heat to 350° F

Slice the chicken breasts in half crosswise to make 4 equal sized cutlets. 

Put the buttermilk and hot sauce in a shallow wide bowl.

Combine the flour, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, sage, and thyme in a bowl. Blend well.

Dip a chicken cutlet in the flour mixture, turning to coat lightly. Next dip the cutlet in the buttermilk and hot sauce mixture, turning to coat both sides. Again dip in the flour mixture to coat thoroughly. Repeat with the remaining chicken cutlets.

Put the chicken cutlets in the hot oil and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce, if using. Blend well.

Transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a cooling rack set in a pan or paper towels to drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

Arrange chicken on toasted buns with lettuce slices, pickles, and desired toppings, along with Sriracha mayonnaise or sauce of your choice.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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