Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Serves 6

Ingredients

BUFFALO CHICKEN
  • 3 large chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 6 thin pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buffalo-style hot sauce
  • vegetable oil for frying
FOR SERVING
  • 6 brioche buns
  • coleslaw
  • cheese of your choice (my favorites: pepper jack or provolone)
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • blue cheese crumbles or ranch dressing
  • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
  • optional sides: potato chips, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese,

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag. Cover with the buttermilk, turning to coat.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, pour the buffalo sauce.
  4. Line a large plate with a few layers of paper towels.
  5. Add enough vegetable oil to a large skillet or cast iron skillet to create about an inch of depth for frying.
  6. Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.
  7. Working in batches, remove the chicken from the buttermilk, letting the excess drip off, then coat in the flour mixture and shake off any excess.
  8. Carefully place the chicken into the hot oil and fry until dark golden brown and cooked through, 4-5 minutes per side. Internal temperature should ready 165.
  9. Transfer the chicken to the paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  10. As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, dip in the Buffalo sauce, coating it entirely. Place each chicken cutlet on a bun and top with your choice of serving toppings and side dishes.

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