vegetable or canola oil (Fill pot a third of the way up)for frying
4chicken breastscan use more if you have extra batter.
1packagebaconabout 8 pieces.
Tangy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Fill a large pot about a third of the way up with any high-temperature oil you have on hand. (Canola, vegetable, or peanut). Do not use olive oil because it has a lower smoke point and may make the chicken taste bitter.
Once your oil is in the pot, set the burner to medium-high heat until oil reaches a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
While your oil is heating up, get one plate for your chicken and two bowls. In the first bowl, we will be making our batter.
Fried Chicken Batter
Crack three eggs into the bowl, followed by a cup of buttermilk (or if you don't have buttermilk, one cup of milk, and add a little lemon juice. One lemon wedge should suffice.) Next, add some hot sauce of your choice.
Fried Chicken Dredge
In your second bowl pour two cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and any Louisiana-style seasoning you happen to have on hand.
Frying the Chicken
Next is the messy part. Dip your chicken into the dredge first, then into the batter, and then back into the dredge. This will create a crispier exterior. This will get all over your hands, so just be prepared for that
At this point, your oil should be up to temperature and our chicken is prepped. Now all that's left is frying. Put two to three pieces of chicken in the pot at once for about 12 minutes, flipping once. While your chicken is frying, set your oven to 375 degrees.
After your chicken is done frying, it is important to put the chicken in the oven for about 8-10 minutes in order to make sure it is completely cooked-through.
While your chicken is in the oven, take a pan and start cooking your bacon. Two to three pieces of thick-cut bacon are recommended for each sandwich.
Once your bacon is cooked, take your chicken out of the oven and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
Our final step is arguably the most important, always toast your buns. Toasted buns are essential to the sandwich's rigidity. Pour the bacon grease out of the pan and drop a couple of slices of butter into the pan on medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, lay your buns face down and wait until they are golden brown.
If you feel the buns are toasted to your liking, it's time to construct your sauce and get ready for assembly of the sandwich. In a small bowl, pour three healthy squirts of sriracha, honey, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Once the ratio of condiments is to your liking, it's time to assemble our sandwich.
The Ultimate Sandwich
First add your chicken breast, followed by bacon, jalapenos, pickles, fried onions (optional), lettuce, and your choice of cheese. Finally, add a healthy serving of sauce to the top bun and get ready to dig in!