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Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Courses ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 4 hour Cook Time: 45 min Rest Time: 5 min Total Time: 4 hrs 50 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

A buttered and lightly grilled bun hugging a seasoned crispy and juicy fried chicken with warmed pickles and my special sauce. 

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich
    Ingredients for Chicken Brine
  • 8 ounces Boneless skinless chicken breasts (Cut in halves)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Dill Pickle juice
  • 2 tablespoons Himalayan Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Ingredients for Chicken Preparation
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 48 fluid ounces Peanut Oil (for frying)
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 8-10 Dill Pickle Slices
  • Ingredients for Special Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Vegenaise (I like Hellman's Vegan Dressing)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing
    Brine the Chicken
  1. Prepping the Chicken (Brine)

    Cut each chicken breast in half so that you have 4 somewhat identical pieces. Feel free to cut of any odd ends so that your chicken slices are shapely. 

    Combine heavy cream, cayenne pepper, dill pickle juice, Himalayan salt in a bowl and mix well. Add Chicken pieces to the brine; cover and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours. 


  2. Preparation

     Remove chicken from the refrigerator—heat oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer over medium heat (370º). 

    Combine flour, cornstarch, paprika, black pepper, powdered sugar, chicken bouillon, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Pour in 4 tbsp of your brine into the shallow dish with the flour mixture.  Stir with a fork until the mixture resembles wet sand. 

  3. Frying the Chicken

    Working with one piece at a time, remove chicken from the brine and and add it to the flour mixture. Turn to coat completely pressing flour mixture into chicken to form thick coating. 

    Fry 6 - 8 minutes, preferably in a deep fryer and let it rest out of the oil for 2 minutes. Then fry until the chicken is done.  Drain on a wire rack with a paper towel underneath to catch any excessive oil. 

  4. Special Sauce

    Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and ranch in a small bowl, mix well. Put the mixture on the top and bottom of your buttered and lightly grilled burger buns. Add 2-3 pickles per sandwich. Serve while tolerably hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.6g40%
Saturated Fat 8.8g45%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 477mg20%
Potassium 307mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 50.9g17%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 21.37g43%

Calcium 51%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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