Southern Comfort Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hey y’all! I’m here to share with you one of my favorite recipes: the Southern Comfort Fried Chicken Sandwich. This sandwich is a twist on a classic dish that’s perfect for feeding a hungry family or impressing your guests at a weekend BBQ.

Now, before we get into the recipe, let’s talk a little bit about the history of this dish. Fried chicken has been a popular dish in the South for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1930s when a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas served a fried chicken sandwich that this dish really took off. Since then, it’s become a staple of fast food menus across the country. But, let me tell you, this homemade version beats any fast food chain’s sandwich hands down.

When it comes to cooking this dish, I’ve had my fair share of experiences in the kitchen. I’ve had some failed attempts at perfecting this recipe, but I’ve learned from my mistakes and have come up with a foolproof recipe that’s sure to please. One thing I’ve learned is that the key to making a great Fried Chicken Sandwich is all in the marinade. The buttermilk tenderizes the chicken and adds a tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the crispy breading.

Speaking of breading, I’ve found that adding cornmeal to the flour mixture really takes this sandwich to the next level. It adds a subtle crunch and a slightly sweet flavor that complements the savory chicken.

But let me tell you, the best part of this sandwich is the way it looks and smells when it’s prepared. The chicken is a beautiful golden-brown color with a crispy texture that’s impossible to resist. The aroma of the chicken frying in the oil is tantalizing and will have your mouth watering in no time. When you finally take a bite of this sandwich, you’ll be transported to a state of pure bliss. The juicy chicken, creamy cheese, and fresh toppings all come together to create a flavor explosion in your mouth.

So, there you have it folks, my recipe for the Southern Comfort Fried Chicken Sandwich. It’s a classic dish with a comforting twist that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re feeding a large family or just looking for a satisfying lunch, this sandwich is sure to please. So, put on your apron, heat up the oil, and get ready to indulge in some seriously good food.

The Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 4 leaves of lettuce
  • Pickles, to serve
  • Mayonnaise, to serve

The Directions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Make sure they are fully coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. This recipe makes 4 sandwiches, but you can easily double or halve the ingredients to make more or fewer sandwiches.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F.
  5. Remove the chicken breasts from the buttermilk and shake off any excess. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and then the flour mixture again.
  6. Fry the chicken in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Assemble the sandwiches by placing a chicken breast on a brioche bun, topped with a slice of cheddar cheese, a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce, and a dollop of mayonnaise. Serve with pickles on the side. This recipe makes 4 sandwiches, but you can easily adjust the quantities to make more or fewer sandwiches.

This recipe is easy to follow and results in a delicious and satisfying meal. The buttermilk marinade and crispy breading make the chicken juicy and flavorful, while the toppings and bun add freshness and texture. You can serve these sandwiches for a family dinner or a weekend lunch, and adjust the quantities to suit your needs. Enjoy!