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wow. we've made this as ordered, but we also used the buttermilk marinade for chicken wings and are REALLY pleased with the results. We haven't been back to that... place since we started making this recipe. If you do it right, it comes out great.
I'll admit that I did make a couple changes: I used pickle juice instead of buttermilk (didn't have it) to marinate the chicken I didn't add any hot sauce and I forgot to add the ranch mix to the marinade so I split it between the wet and dry coating. I was most impressed by the crunchiness of the batter! I have a go-to Chic-Fil-A copycat recipe that possibly has a slightly better flavor due to the addition of a TB of powdered sugar in the dry batter but it does not achieve the crust that you'll get with this recipe. I really liked the flavor! I definitely recommend marinating your chicken overnight or as long as you can before cooking.
Made this the way Chef suggested (mostly) and split the recipe two ways to make a mild version for me and a spicy version for my husband. The breading was great but I think next time I will use slightly less cornstarch because I think that might be why the breading comes off the chicken when you bite into it. I didn't really care though the overall seasoning is awesome.
This had a breading that was similar to a cross between a Mc chicken sandwich and a Chick-fil-A sandwich. I highly recommend you only use one chicken breast to make two sandwiches. If you prefer the bun a Chick-fil-A sandwich comes on, you really need to use brioche buns and be sure to toast it before assembling your sandwich. Do not be afraid to add the cayenne pepper to your breading. it doesn’t really add any heat, just flavor. I also added hot sauce to mayo. At 40 years old, this is the first fried chicken I have ever successfully made. It is super easy if you follow the recipe. Good luck and Enjoy!!
So first off, I'm not certain how much this tastes like either Chick-fil-A or Popeye's but it was delicious. I followed the entire recipe to a T as far as the marinade, wash and breading but made chicken tenders instead of sandwiches using breast tenderloin filets. We all loved it!! I cut back a tad on the cayenne pepper so probably only used about 1 tsp and I made my own buttermilk using the milk combined with lemon juice. The chicken was super moist and the breading extremely flavorful-it didn't even need salt or pepper afterwards. I served the chicken fingers will ranch, honey mustard and BBQ dipping sauces. My BF (who's not a huge fan of chicken) said multiple times during dinner "this chicken is REALLY good" and even mentioned it twice the following day so I'm taking that as a good sign:). These will most definitely be made again!
The only issue I had was the chicken stuck to the wire deep fry basket and lost some coating when I tried to use tongs to get them out. We switched to a spatula on the last batch which was more efficient altho that's a user failure!
I made this for my BF who is a fan of the Popeye's spicy chicken sandwich. The only thing I did differently was to use boneless, skinless thighs. He prefers those cuts vs breasts, and it worked out way juicer! I also found a recipe for the spicy mayonnaise which made the man even happier!
This is a very tasty sandwich that I will definitely make again. I cut the breasts in half horizontally to make two thinner pieces, then pounded them out to 1/2 inch. They fit the jumbo burger buns perfectly. Slather on the mayo,it is great with the chicken and pickle slices. Wish I would have got a pic, oh well next time. And that will be soon. The coating adhered great too!
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