The Best Fried Chicken Sandwich You’ll Ever Eat

June 16, 2016


Have you ever ate at Chik-Fil-A? How about Frannies Food Truck at Dollywood? Well, these are two of my favorite places to seek out and devour a chicken sandwich! Both chicken sandwiches are moist, juicy with this subtle hint of tang, add a little hot sauce and I’m in food heaven.

One lazy weekend Mr. R and I had a particular craving for a Chicken Sandwich but neither of us were motivated enough to go out to the drive thru at Chik-Fil-A. When you live in the deep country a trip to the drive thru entails a minimum of 1 1/2 hours round trip and that’s if the traffic cooperates with you.

I had a Chik-Fil-A Copycat Recipe that I pinned on Pinterest and knew that their winning secret ingredient was brining the chicken breast in pickle juice. So, I took to the kitchen, perused my refrigerator and lo and behold I had pickle juice and chicken thighs that I thawed out the night before. We were just hours away from resolving our Chicken Sandwich craving! I know, I know … the drive thru would be quicker but that meant I’d have to stop binge watching all the Big Bang Theory’s I missed. It just seemed much more logical to brine, binge watch and wait LOL


This recipe is very similar to the copycat but with a little bit of a twist. Funny thing is I thought it was my twist but it really turns out that I’m not the only one who thought of it … so did Frannies Food Truck at Dollywood … heck who cares they are delicious nonetheless and today I’m going to share this moist, juicy, crispy and oohh soo flavorful Chicken Sandwich recipe with you.

The Best Fried Chicken Sandwich You'll Ever Eat
  1. 6 Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless
  2. 6 Soft Sandwich Buns
  3. Pickle Juice (enough to completely cover chicken)
  4. 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  5. 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  6. 3 Eggs, whisked in bowl for dredging
  7. Salt and Pepper, to taste
  8. Peanut Oil, for frying
  1. Place chicken thighs in plastic bag and completely cover with pickle juice
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or as long as 8 hours (I find 6 hours is the sweet spot)
For the Dredge
  1. 1 Bowl for the pickle juice brine
  2. 1 Bowl to combine the flour and powdered sugar
  3. 1 Bowl for the whisked eggs
It's Time to Fry
  1. Preheat a deep fryer to 375 degrees
  2. Dredge the chicken thighs, first in the pickle juice, then the eggs and lastly the flour/sugar mix
  3. Place in deep fryer for approximately 4 minutes
  4. Turn and fry on the other side approximately 4 minutes, or until golden
  5. Place on cooling rack to drain
  6. Repeat the process for the remaining chicken
To Serve
  1. On a soft sandwich bun add some sliced pickles
  2. Place the fried chicken thighs on top of the pickle slices and serve (there is so much flavor in this sandwich no condiments are necessary)
  1. I have quit eating bread so I usually just plate a fried chicken thigh, top with a few dashes of hot sauce and serve a few Fermented Mini Cucumbers. Yum!
Adapted from Chik-Fil-A and Frannies Food Truck at Dollywood
Adapted from Chik-Fil-A and Frannies Food Truck at Dollywood
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Do you have a favorite Chicken Sandwich recipe you’d like to share?

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By Mrs. R