The fried chicken sandwich is a comfort food staple; no restaurant menu is complete without it. This American masterpiece has spread all over the over, and no matter where you’re from, it’s hard not to go crazy when gourmet chicken sandwiches are served.
Still, there are levels to this game. Not all chicken sandwich recipes are equal. Some fast food joints serve soggy buns and meat drenched in oil. Certainly, there are better ways to do this.
We’re here to teach you how to make the best chicken sandwiches you and your friends have ever tried. So, keep reading and start making your own comfort food miracles.
Or, if you don’t feel like making anything yourself, come to Root & Bone and try the best lunch in Miami.
Americans are known for their combinations of salty and sweet, and there’s no better representative of that culture than the famous chicken and waffles breakfast.
Those who have never tried this combo aren’t aware of the explosion of flavors they are missing. Because when it’s assembled correctly, this duo is among the best chicken sandwiches you can find.
Simply putting a piece of chicken between two waffles may be a bit dry, and that’s not what we’re here for. Instead, we’ve added a unique secret sauce that will take this fried chicken sandwich to another level.
Also, why not give this mix a bit of spice? A dash of habanero honey will be enough to change the flavor and create one of the most distinctive chicken sandwich recipes you’ve ever seen.
Give it a try and see why we absolutely love this gourmet chicken sandwich.
Ensure you have everything from the ingredients list before making any of these recipes. Once the list is complete, head to the instructions and make your own fried chicken sandwich.
Put a small saucepan on medium heat and combine honey and habaneros in it. Bring the mix to a low simmer before reducing the heat to low.
Then, let the hot honey cook for 1 hour, with occasional stirring.
Once the mixture has cooked, take it off the stove and strain it into an airtight container.
You can store hot honey in the fridge for up to a month. Put the mixture in the microwave to soften the honey when needed.
Making the spice mix isn’t complicated. Combine and whisk together all ingredients in one bowl, and you’re done.
We’ve come to the most important part of all chicken sandwich recipes – the meat. Following these instructions will provide you with the juiciest chicken thighs you’ve ever tasted, so let’s get to it.
Whisk together buttermilk and 2 1/2 tbsp of spice mix in one large bowl. Add the chicken thighs into the bowl and toss to coat all the meat in the mixture.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for at least 2 hours. This will allow the meat to marinate. Regarding the length of marinating, the general rule is that the longer, the better, but up to 24 hours.
Find a cast-iron skillet large enough to take 3/4″ oil and heat it to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together 2 tbsp spice mix, flour, and cornstarch in a shallow bowl.
Just before you start frying, add 2 to 3 spoons of the marinade to the flour mix. Combine everything with your hands to create crumbly spots that will taste amazing once the frying is finished.
Finally, coat the chicken thighs in this mixture and add to hot oil.
It’s fry time! Leave the chicken in the hot oil until it becomes golden brown. If you have a kitchen thermometer, consider it cooked once the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
Usually, it takes about 5 minutes for this process to finish. Once it does, take the thighs out of the oil and move to a wire rack. Season the pieces with salt and a pinch of spice mix to give them an extra kick.
We’ll need to cook eggs sunny side up for the second to last step in our sandwich-making process. We’ll do that in a large skillet with oil warmed to medium heat.
Crack eggs into the skillet and season each with salt and a pinch of pepper. The goal is to cook the whites and leave the yolk runny. Once you reach that state, take the eggs out of the skillet.
It’s time to assemble the sandwiches before consumption. Start by placing one thigh on top of a waffle, followed by an egg and another waffle. Cut the sandwiches in half and drizzle hot honey over both halves.
Enjoy the tastiest gourmet chicken sandwich you’ll find.
If you need something that’s just as tasteful but needs less time to make, we have a recipe for you.
These tiny bites come together quickly and will amaze anyone who tries them. You will need store-bought biscuit dough, but going to the supermarket is worth it for these sliders.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the biscuits in half to make slider buns. Then, bake the biscuits according to the instructions on the packaging.
Once the biscuits are done, it’s time to cook the chicken. First, we’ll increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
Use a large resealable plastic bag to combine the bread crumbs, flour, and spices. Season that mixture with salt and pepper before adding the chicken pieces.
Then, shake the bag and coat all of the meat.
Place the coated chicken in a sheet pan and pour melted butter over the meat.
Put the pan in the oven and cook for about 10 minutes. Then flip, and cook for the same amount of time.
Combine softened butter and honey in a small bowl.
Spread the honey butter over one side of the biscuit, top it with some chicken and a pickle slice, and top it off with the other half of the biscuit.
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