May 6, 2020

Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw

This fried chicken sandwich with a spicy bread and butter pickle coleslaw pretty much is my new favorite sandwich.


Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw





I could eat this fried chicken sandwich every day. The aioli alone (with garlic, mayo, and hot sauce) makes it worth it.

Just imagine a crispy boneless fried chicken breast topped with a coleslaw tossed with bread and butter pickles and spread with the amazing spicy aioli. So good!




Spicy aioli





There is a restaurant in Los Angeles called Son of a Gun that serves this sandwich. The fried chicken is amazing. The sandwich is topped with this amazing bread and butter pickle slaw and then drizzled with the ridiculously delicious aioli.

This sandwich is inspired by the restaurant's famous fried chicken sandwich, which is featured in The LA. Cookbook: Recipes from the best restaurants, bakeries, and bars in Los Angeles. (affiliate link). 

The book has seven chapters, including cocktails, appetizers, breakfast and brunch, soups and bowls, noodles and pizza, fish and seafood, main dishes, salads and veggies, and desserts. There are over 100 LA restaurants featured in the book. I am rooting for all of these restaurants!

Fried Chicken Sandwich





Instead of a side of coleslaw, this sandwich features coleslaw on the sandwich. The coleslaw includes sliced bread and butter pickles, and is dressed with pickle juice from the jar.


What are bread and butter pickles?


Bread and butter pickles are both sweet and dill. They are kind of like dill pickle chips but with some sweet pickle juice added.

In fact, if you can't find bread and butter pickles, just add dill pickle chips and toss the coleslaw with half dill pickle juice and half sweet pickle juice from the jars. It's not exactly the same, but it's still really good. Plus, there are jalapeños in there!


Spicy coleslaw





While I used store bought sandwich rolls, if you really want to get fancy, you can even make your own hamburger buns or brioche buns.

What is a good substitute for buttermilk for the fried chicken?


If you don't have any buttermilk on hand, just stir a teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice into whole milk and let it sit for 5 minutes at room temperature. I love using this hack when I'm out of buttermilk or don't want to buy a whole quart when I only need a cup.


Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Pickle Coleslaw





The aioli sauce on this sandwich is amazing. The original recipe calls for Louisiana style hot sauce (usually Tabasco). I was out of Tabasco, so I used Tapatío, which is a really popular hot sauce in Los Angeles, where it was born. It seemed fitting.

How to make the fried chicken breasts. 


Don't be intimidated by making the fried chicken for these sandwiched. They are not deep fried. Instead, they are fried in about 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy (preferably cast iron) skillet.

Just dredge boneless skinless chicken breasts in a flour mixture, then buttermilk, and then back in the flour mixture. Fry the chicken breasts in the heated oil about 3 minutes per side and then drain on a wire rack.

Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Aioli





This month, the Foodie Extravaganza celebration is all about pickles, hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla. The third week in May is International Pickle Week!

Check out everyone's recipes for making pickles, using pickles, or quick pickling:





Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw



This fried chicken sandwich, dressed with a spicy bread and butter pickle slaw and rooster aioli will be your new favorite sandwich.


This fried chicken sandwich, dressed with a spicy bread and butter pickle slaw and rooster aioli will be your new favorite sandwich.




Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw


Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw
Yield: 4 sandwiches
Author:
This fried chicken sandwich, dressed with a spicy bread and butter pickle slaw and rooster aioli will be your new favorite sandwich.

Ingredients:

For the Aioli
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana style hot sauce
For the Pickle Slaw
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup bread and butter pickle slices, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice from the jar
Fried Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see note for substitutions)
  • 2 - 8 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half
  • Oil for frying
For the Sandwiches
  • 4 hamburger buns or sandwich rolls
  • Butter

Instructions:

To Make the Aioli
  1. Mix the garlic, mayo, and hot sauce in a small bowl. 
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. 
To Make the Slaw
  1. Mix the jalapeño, onion, coleslaw mix, pickles, and pickle juice. 
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill. 
To Make the Fried Chicken
  1. Whisk the flour, pepper, and salt and place it in a shallow bowl. 
  2. Pour the buttermilk into another shallow bowl.
  3. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture.
  4. Next, dip each piece in the buttermilk. 
  5. Finally, dredge each piece back in the flour mixture. 
  6. Set aside a wire rack over a half sheet pan for placing the fried chicken. 
  7. Heat a 12 inch heavy skillet and add 1/2 inch of oil. Using a deep frying/candy thermometer, heat the oil to 350 degrees F. 
  8. Fry the chicken, about 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and fully cooked. 
  9. Transfer to the wire rack and season with salt and pepper. 
To Assemble the Sandwiches
  1. Spread the sandwich buns with butter and grill, cut side down, on a skillet or grill pan until toasty. 
  2. Spread the aioli on the top bun.
  3. Build the sandwiches with the chicken on the bottom, then the coleslaw, and then the aioli spread top buns. 
Calories
598.59
Fat (grams)
36.27
Sat. Fat (grams)
6.90
Carbs (grams)
53.08
Fiber (grams)
4.68
Net carbs
48.40
Sugar (grams)
22.51
Protein (grams)
14.49
Sodium (milligrams)
1166.85
Cholesterol (grams)
46.18
sandwich, fried chicken, coleslaw
Lunch
American

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15 comments:

  1. I don't often make fried chicken, but this looks amazing...as does that aioli. Wow. Thanks for joining the pickle party, Karen.

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    1. I don't often make it either, but I definitely made and exception for this! Thanks for hosting.

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  2. That sandwich is screaming to me. It is gorgeous!!

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  3. I love cole slaw on BBQ but I never thought to try it on fried chicken before, your sandwich makes it looks like something I need to make asap!

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  4. That crunchy chicken is divine! Like Camilla, I rarely fry chicken but I might have to make an exception for this!

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  5. That looks amazing! Like I actually want to make it and not just drool over it!

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    1. Awww. You made me smile. Thanks Kelly!

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  6. Ohhh you've got me salivating - all those BEAUTIFUL components!! YUUMMMM!

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    1. Sometimes you just crave something fried, right?

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  7. That sounds like such a delicious combination, so many great flavors and lots of crunch!

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  8. Pickle With Crunchy Chicken, I am hungry now for one sandwich Karen !

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