Now this sandwich is not just any sandwich.  A good recipe is all about the layers.  My recipe really picks up on some Southern traditions.  I used bread and butter pickles in my cole slaw.  That may have been the best ingredient in this recipe.  The cole slaw also included jalapeno peppers and a little Louisiana hot sauce.  The chicken was fried with a traditional dredge with a nice kick of cayenne pepper.  

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Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich from Feed Your Soul Too

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Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

Before you begin to think that this recipe was spicy, know that I made this for my youngest son – he’s 21 – and my parents.  My son’s spice meter is pretty solid.  My parents, on the other hand, do not like spice.  So somehow this sandwich was enjoyed by the spice eater and by the tame spice eaters.  GO FIGURE.  The sandwich had so much going on with it.  The bun was toasted so it would be firm enough to stand up to the sandwich.  I created a spicy sriracha mayo for spice and creaminess.  I used red and green cabbage for color.  As mentioned earlier, the kicker for this cole slaw was the addition of bread and butter pickles.  The bread and butter pickles add both a sweetness and a tartness.  This flavor combination was the perfect compliment to the spicy chicken.

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich from Feed Your Soul Too

 

Now you can see that this was a man’s sandwich.  I did lighten it up a little by using boneless skinless chicken breasts.  But don’t begin to think that this was a “LADY’S” sandwich.  I used big breasts.  That sounds wrong but I am referring to the chicken.  The dredging has spice and remains light and crisp.  I used the traditional Southern method of cooking by frying the chicken in my cast iron skillet.  Put it all together and you see that it takes a man’s appetite to eat the whole thing.  I am not sure that any of us ate a whole sandwich.

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich from Feed Your Soul Too

 

The cast of characters for the cole slaw and the vegetables all cut up.

Cole Slaw Ingredients

Cole Slaw Ingredients

Cole Slaw Vegetables Cut Up

Cole Slaw Vegetables Cut Up

The spicing of the chicken, the dredge and the dredged chicken.

Spiced Chicken

Spiced Chicken

Dredge

Dredge

Dredged Chicken

Dredged Chicken

 

The chicken frying in the cast iron skillet and then resting.

Chicken Frying in Cast Iron Skillet

Chicken Frying in Cast Iron Skillet

Fried Chicken Resting

Fried Chicken Resting

The Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich plated.

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Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich




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Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

A classic Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich flavored with a bread and butter pickle cole slaw. Finished with a toasted bun and a sriracha mayo.

Course

dinner

Cuisine

Southern



Prep Time 10 minutes


Cook Time 40 minutes


Total Time 50 minutes


Servings 6 people

Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    Head
    Red Cabbage
    rough chop
  • 1/2
    Head
    Green Cabbage
    rough chop
  • 1
    Whole
    Jalapeno
    diced
  • 2
    Cloves
    Garlic
    miinced
  • 1/4
    Whole
    Red Onion
    sliced
  • 2
    Whole 1/4’s
    Bread and Butter Pickles
    diced
  • 2
    Tsp
    Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1/4
    Cup
    Mayo
  • 1/4
    Cup
    Olive Oil
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Apple Cider Vinegar

Southern Fried Chicken

  • 5
    Whole
    Chicken Breasts
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Seasoned Salt
  • 2
    Cups
    All-purpose flour
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Cayenne Pepper
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Black Pepper
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Salt
  • 2
    Cups
    Corn Oil
  • 5
    Whole
    Wheat Buns
  • 1
    Cup
    Mayonaisse
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Sriracha Sauce

Instructions

  1. Cole Slaw: Cut up all the ingredients and place in a bowl.  Combine the dressing ingredients and mix well.  Combine cabbage and dressing right before serving.

    Southern Fried Chicken:  Pat dry the chicken breasts and season liberally with the seasoned salt.  

    Prepare the dredge with the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.  Mix well. Roll each piece of chicken in the dredge.   Let rest.

    Meanwhile, pour the corn oil into a cast iron skillet on medium high heat.  Once the oil begins to shimmer, it is ready for the chicken.  Cook the chicken in batches.  Cook 3 – 4 minutes per side.

    Drain on a drying rack.  Place the chicken on a baking tray and cook for another 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes.

    Next, place the buns in the oven for about 90 seconds to get a good toast on them.  Prepare the sriracha mayo by combining mayo and sriracha sauce.  Mix well.

    Assemble the sandwich by slathering the bottom bun with the sriracha may; top with a fried chicken breast and cover with as much slaw as you desire.  Top with bun.

    Serve and enjoy!