Fried Chicken Sandwich

Published Date: January 4, 2024

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This Fried Chicken Sandwich has tender, crispy chicken that’s topped with a homemade honey mustard sauce and sandwiched between toasted buns! Slide these delicious sandwiches onto the table for lunch or dinner in under 30 minutes!

Pair these crispy chicken sandwiches with Homemade French Fries (Double Fried) and a side of Italian Pasta Salad to make it a complete meal the whole family will love!

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Bring home the taste of fast food with this Fried Chicken Sandwich! Thinly pounded chicken breasts are coated in a homemade breading and then fried to the perfect golden brown that instantly makes your mouth water!

Toss the crispy, crunchy yet tender, and juicy chicken onto toasted sesame seed buns and smother it in the homemade honey mustard sauce for a taste that’s even better than your favorite drive-thru! Ingredients such as dijon mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and warm spices combine in the sauce to give this sandwich a bright pop of flavor!

Friends and family will come running to the table once they smell the chicken frying up in the pan but the sauce gets them to stay hoping for a leftover chicken sandwich that they can snatch up for seconds! I love serving up these Crispy Chicken Sandwiches on Friday nights for a fun, take-out style dinner after a long week.

But the truth is, I could easily eat them any night of the week! And I’m willing to bet you may feel the same way after making them just once!

Fried chicken sandwich cut in half
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Ingredient Notes

To make this Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe, you’ll start with thin chicken breast cutlets that are at room temperature. The chicken then gets covered in salt and pepper before going through an easy 3-step coating process.

For this, you’ll need beaten eggs in one bowl and all-purpose flour in a second bowl. The third bowl calls for panko bread crumbs, salt, ground black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.

After the chicken has been coated, it gets fried in vegetable oil on the stovetop. Then, before assembling your sandwich, you’ll whip up the tasty homemade honey mustard sauce.

That recipe calls for Dijon mustard, honey, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, white wine or apple cider vinegar, salt, and cracked black pepper. Then all that’s left to do is to put this Crispy Chicken Sandwich together by toasting the bun, then adding on lettuce, tomatoes, and sauce!

How To Make Fried Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Pound chicken breasts lightly until they’re even on both sides. Then rub salt and pepper all over the chicken.
  2. Add flour to one bowl and beaten eggs to a separate bowl. In a third bowl, whisk together panko breadcrumbs with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Coat each chicken breast in flour and dip it into the beaten eggs before placing it into the panko mixture.
  4. Fry each breaded chicken breast in a large skillet with hot vegetable oil until golden brown and crispy. Then, place each piece of fried chicken onto a paper-towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients for the honey mustard sauce.
  6. Toast the buns and then assemble your Crispy Chicken Sandwich just the way you like with toppings such as the honey mustard sauce, lettuce, and sliced vegetables!

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Store

Like all fried foods, this Crispy Chicken is best enjoyed right away. But you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Can I Freeze The Fried Chicken?

The fried chicken breasts don’t actually freeze and reheat well, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

How Much Honey Mustard Sauce Does The Recipe Make?

The recipe will yield about 3/4 cup of sauce. If you’re feeding a crowd or just really love honey mustard, feel free to double up the recipe for a larger batch of sauce!

Sometimes, I just get so caught up in whipping up one dish recipes and crockpot dinners that I forget the delicious simplicity of enjoying sandwiches like this Fried Chicken Sandwich for dinner! Here are more chicken recipes to try out the next time you opt for another easy but tasty dinner!

Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 4 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets room temperature
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to season chicken
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to season chicken
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • cup vegetable oil for cooking
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
  • ½ cup dijon mustard
  • 5-6 tablespoons honey add more or less depending on personal preference
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the chicken. Place the chicken breasts on a wooden board or even surface, cover with plastic wrap, and pound them lightly until even on both sides. Remove the plastic and rub the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add flour to a bowl, beaten eggs to a separate bowl, and panko mixed with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to a third bowl.
  • One by one coat the prepared chicken breasts in flour, then eggs, and finally panko. Make sure you thoroughly coat the chicken at each stage, especially the last one.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the chicken in the pan, making sure not to touch the cutlets together (you may need to do it in batches, cleaning the pan surface after each batch with a paper towel). Cook each chicken breast for 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  • Prepare the honey mustard sauce by combining all the ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and shaking. You can also whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Toast the buns and assemble your sandwiches with honey mustard, lettuce, and sliced vegetables.

NOTES

The chicken can be kept in the fridge for 2 days but is best enjoyed right away like all the fried foods.
The fried cutlets do not freeze well.
The sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
The honey mustard recipe makes about 3/4 cup.

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