Celebrate National Sandwich Day with this Delicious Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

In honor of a most beloved and revered food holiday in November, National Sandwich Day on November 3, I thought we could take a deep dive into probably the most famous sandwich of all--the chicken sandwich. Because is there really any other kind of sandwich to talk about these days??

I don’t know that there has been any other sandwich that has taken the world by storm quite like the chicken sandwich. It’s funny, my husband and I were in the car driving together the other day and listening to AM Sports Radio and the guys on the show here in LA were having this great debate over the radio with the cast of the show, as well as listeners that were calling in to take a vote who has the best chicken sandwich. Option number one was Chick-Fil-A, option two was Popeye’s and option three was “other”. It was pretty split between the two--although you would once and a while hear a caller calling in trying to persuade people into thinking that KFC had an amazing one, but mostly it was just split between those two. My husband said, “Well, these days you don’t really talk about religion or politics with people, but you can talk about chicken sandwiches!” :) That is very true and people do have very strong opinions about their favorite chicken sandwiches that they are not afraid to share.

So today I wanted to share a wonderful copycat recipe for the beloved Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. Apparently they are the original chicken sandwich makers, so let’s try to get as close as we can to the original king of chicken sandwiches. I chose the highly rated recipe from DamnDelicious.net to try and it did not disappoint!

She fries it in peanut oil, as they do at Chick-Fil-A and she marinates her chicken in milk and pickle juice. This makes the flavor so delicious and spot on!

You cut your chicken breast in half, so it is thin and cooks through evenly, but alternatively, you can also pound the chicken breast down thinner, which allows the marinade to soak in even more. Once it is cooked and you have your fixings to add to your sandwich, you can buy the Chick-Fil-A dipping sauce from your local grocery store (I know they sell it at both Walmart and Ralph’s here) and boom! You’ve got yourself a perfect copycat recipe and it can be tweaked just how you like it--AKA a little heavier on the toppings like lettuce and/or tomato, etc.

What is your vote for your favorite chicken sandwich out there these days? My vote is the Popeye’s spicy chicken sandwich for the spicy version, but Chick-Fil-A for the original style of chicken sandwich. Although I have heard that the latest one you HAVE to try is from Wing Stop. They are making chicken sandwiches so I need to get on that, like yesterday!

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

You won’t believe how easy this copycat recipe is, and it tastes 100000x better than the original! You can’t beat that! Author: Chungah Rhee

Prep time:
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 763

2 bonless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup dill pickle juice
1 1/2 cups milk, divided
1 cup peanut oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Kosher salt and freshly black pepper

For Serving:
4 hamburger buns, split
1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves separated
1 beefsteak tomato, sliced
Dill pickle slices pickle

Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. With your hand flat on top of it, carefully slice the chicken in half horizontally. Trim excess fat as needed.

In a large shallow baking dish, combine chicken, pickle juice and 1/2 cup milk; marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drain well.

Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

In another large shallow baking dish, whisk together remaining 1 cup milk and egg. Stir in chicken to coat and drain excess milk mixture.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken, flour and confectioners’ sugar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve chicken immediately on burger buns with green leaf lettuce, tomato and pickles.

Source: damndelicious.net

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    Mary Richardson
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