Jalapeno Honey Drenched Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Jalapeno Honey Drenched Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Jalapeno Honey Drenched Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time:20 minutes Marinate Time:1 hour Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:1 hour 40 minutes Servings: 4

Crispy fried seasoned chicken drenched in sweet and spicy jalapeno honey in a bun!

    For the crispy fried chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs, boneless, skinless, trimmed, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • For the sandwiches:
  • 4 buns (optionally, lightly toasted)
  • 6 tablespoons jalapeno honey
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    For the crispy fried chicken:
  1. Marinate the chicken in the mixture of the buttermilk, egg and cajun seasoning for 1 hour to overnight.
  2. Grab a piece of chicken, genlty shake excess marinade off, dredge in the mixture of the flour, cajun seasoning, cornstarch, and baking powder and place on a wire rack while you repeat for the remaining chicken.
  3. Heat the oil to 350F/180C in a large pot and add a piece of chicken and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes per side, before setting aside on a rire rack to cool. (Option: You can place the chicken in a preheated 300F/150C oven to keep it warm until all chicken is cooked.)
  4. For the sandwiches:
  5. Assemble the sandwiches and enjoy!

Option: Use your favourite spice blend or combo. I like cajun seasoning and taco seasoning or keep it simple with something like 1 tablespoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.
Option: After dredging the chicken in the flour mixture, dip it in the buttermilk mixture and dredge a second time for even more crispy coating!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 427, Fat 27g (Saturated 8g, Trans 0.3g), Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 764mg, Carbs 78g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 30g), Protein 34g

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