The thing that about picnics is making sure you have chosen the food you’re going to eat correctly. You don’t want stuff that will be gross cold, or be totally soggy, and or be hard to eat. It’s kind of a hard choice. You also have to make sure you bring all the necessary accessories. It sucks so bad if you go and forget to bring napkins. Huge bummer. I am excited because today we have a really good picnic sandwich. It’s a family style Fried Chicken Sandwich. We used Challah bread, which I think works out really well because it’s denser bread, and won’t get all nasty and soggy. I would pair this sandwich with some crispy kettle chips. You get those two and you have an amazing picnic on your hands.
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Fried Chicken Sandwich
- 2 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts each sliced in half
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- vegetable oil for frying
quick and simple slaw
- 2 cups shredded red and green cabbage
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup sweet and tangy bbq sauce
- 10 cornichons, cut in half lengthwise
- 1 vine ripe tomato, thinly sliced
- 1 loaf challah or brioche
- Place chicken and buttermilk in a large bowl and toss together. Cover, place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 6 hours and up to 12.
- Pour oil into a heavy bottom skillet about 2 inches high and preheat to 350˚F.
- In a shallow baking dish combine flour and spices. Toss together. Remove chicken from buttermilk and season with salt and pepper. Add eggs to reserved buttermilk and whisk together.
- Dredge chicken pieces into flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Dip chicken into buttermilk mixture and return to flour mixture. Shake off excess flour once again.
- Carefully place chicken into oil and fry for 7 to 8 minutes. Flip and continue to fry for 5 to 6 minutes or until the juices run clear. Remove from heat and drain onto paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
- For coleslaw: Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss together until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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i’M hooked on YUMMY chicken sandwiches now (LoL) this i’ll try too. I began purchasing MUCH fresh chicken breasts this past summer and constructing my own BOMB chicken sandwich recipes. wendys and others HAVEN’T seen me in a LONGGGG time lol. im now a chicken sandwich connoisseur!
Oh my! This look incredible, I will definitely be trying this one out before summer is over. Thanks!
Oh my God that looks delicious…
Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
Fried chicken is one of my favorite things to eat when on a picnic or a day on the beach. I bet using challah bread would step it up another notch. Perfect!
So funny. I’ve been saying Fried Chicken Sandwiches are the new Burger. Have been OBSESSED with them this summer—actively seeking them out. And that’s not the easiest of quests when the most convenient source is a place I don’t frequent. Anyway. Thanks for reminding me I could just be making my own. Duhhh. Extra pickles and onion, please! And YES to those Kettle Chips ;-)
That looks absoultey amazing. I cannot wait to try it.
I love your blog, and find endless inspiration flicking through your recipes. Thanks!
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
Mmmmmm…. fried chicken, coleslaw, some chips, and a crisp lemonade would make for such an amazing picnic meal!!!
Wow. This looks unacceptably delicious!!!!!
Oh my!! This is one hell of a sandwich!! I want!
Bev @ Bev Cooks
Oh my Lord if someone doesn’t feed me this within 5 minutes I WILL DIEEEEE.
Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today
Yep, picnic food is not as simple as people think. It has to be chosem wisly :) Great choice with this fried chicken sandwich :)
I never though of using challah as a sandwich bread but it does make sense. The tight crumb will hold the sauces and juicy meat better. Also the eggness of this bread will match the fried chicken.
ashley- baker by nature
I want to live on this sandwich for the next 5 days! It looks *that incredible!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
Great choice of bread, a tiny bit sweet and I bet it tastes amazing with the chicken!