Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Chicken Sandwich
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This recipe has become a weekly family favorite. My son and husband request it every single day but I hold-out just because I don’t want us eating the same thing everyday! From the buttered and lightly grilled toast to the seasoned crispy and juicy chicken… then the cool dill pickles with my special sauce… it is DELECTABLE! When you make it, comment below- I’d love to hear from you!

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

Spicy Chicken Sandwich


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, sugar, Cajun seasoning, chicken bouillon, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Pour in 4 tbsp of your brine into the shallow dish with 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, cayenne pepper, Dijon mustard, and ranch in a small bowl, Mix well. Put 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!

Keywords: Spicy, Chicken, Sandwhich, Lunch, Dinner
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  1. Simply scrumptious! This recipe is a hit when it comes to serving up the family. I filed the recipe among my favorites when it comes to whipping up something in the kitchen. I do like the easy directions – makes it easy for everyone to follow. The pickles make a nice touch. I did add a bit of Duke’s mayonnaise to mine to accentuate the flavor.

  2. Your sandwich sounds tasty and I can’t wait to try them. I can see where the secret to your brine is the dill pickle juice. I once asked my mother what her secret was for making things taste so good (primarily her potato salad). She matter-of-factly said “pickle juice”. I’ve been including it in my cooking repertoire ever since.

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