Fried Chicken Sandwich

Whether or not it’s Carnival season, a fried chicken sandwich is hard to turn down. This one was designed to be the ultimate portable parade treat.

Fried Chicken Sandwich
Serves 8
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  1. 2 cups whole buttermilk
  2. 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  3. 8 chicken cutlets (about 4 pounds)
  4. Canola oil, for frying
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 3 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  7. 8 teaspoons Creole mustard
  8. 8 hamburger buns, halved
  9. Mardi Slaw (recipe follows)
  1. In a 13x9-inch baking dish, combine buttermilk and hot sauce. Add chicken to dish, making sure meat is submerged. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1 inch. Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°.
  3. In a separate 13x9-inch dish, stir together flour and Creole seasoning. Working in batches, remove chicken from buttermilk mixture. Dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat. Fry chicken until browned on each side and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 160°. Let drain on paper towels.
  4. To assemble sandwiches, spread 
1 teaspoon mustard on bottom half of each bun. Top with a fried chicken cutlet, Mardi Slaw, and the top half of bun.
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Mardi Slaw
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  1. 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  2. 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  3. ½ cup grated carrot
  4. ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  5. ½ cup mayonnaise
  6. 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  7. 1 teaspoon Creole mustard
  8. 1½ teaspoons sugar
  9. ¾ teaspoon celery salt
  10. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbages, carrot, and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, celery salt, and pepper. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage mixture, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  1. Jay Deever January 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    8 chicken sandwiches? Why not 20? Or, 2?

    • Editor January 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      You can adjust the size of this recipe to your liking by halving or doubling it.

  2. Marie February 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I was wondering how the chicken sandwiches fare if they are pre-assembled, won’t they get soggy?

    • Editor February 8, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

      For the best-tasting sandwich, we’d recommend bringing all the components with you in a cooler and assemble the sandwiches at the parade (or at least assemble the sandwiches without the slaw, and then add it at the parade)

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