Yeah, This Chicken Sandwich with Fried Jalapeños is Pretty Incredible
The guys at Food Steez know a thing or two about how make a badass sandwich. Here, they’ve went above and beyond with their take on a chicken sandwich complete with fried jalapeños. Ingredients • 1 chicken breast • 2 cups buttermilk • 1 cup flour • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili pepper • Salt & black pepper, to taste • Peanut oil • 2 jalapeno peppers • 1 burger bun (we used a jalapeño cheddar bun) • Butter Sauce: • ½ cup sour cream • 1/3 cup mayo • ½ cup (lightly packed) cilantro • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce + 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (or to taste) • Juice from ½ lime • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce • ½ teaspoon garlic powder • ½ teaspoon onion powder • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika • Salt & pepper, to taste Toppings: • Tomato • Lettuce • Red onion For the sauce, add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Process on high for about 20-30 seconds. Scrape down sides and process again until throughly mixed. For the chicken, butterfly the chicken breasts and cut in half lengthwise so you’re left with two thinner breasts. Place chicken in a bowl and cover with buttermilk. Marinate for up to six hours (time permitting). Add flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chipotle chili pepper, and salt & pepper to a bowl. Fill a heavy pot with about ¾-1 inch of vegetable oil. Heat on medium-high heat. Once oil is hot (350-370 degrees F), add the chicken pieces in one at a time (take a piece of chicken out of the buttermilk, coat in flour, place in pan, repeat). Cook for about 5 minutes/side or until they’re cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, prepare your lettuce, tomato, and onion, and slice the jalapeno peppers into rings.Once chicken is finished, remove and let cool on a baking rack. While the oil is still hot, dip jalapeño rings in buttermilk, coat in flour, then add to oil. Fry 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Remove and place on a small paper towel lined plate. To assemble the burger: Spread 2-3 tablespoons of sauce on bottom bun followed by fried chicken breasts, onion rings, lettuce, tomato slices, fried jalapenos, followed by the top bun covered with two tablespoons of sauce. Subscribe to Indulgence: Chef Tips: Let's Get Fat: Bartender Confidential: FoodSteez on Indulgence: Tasting Notes: How To: Bars and Cocktails: Eat This Now: Follow Indulgence on Facebook: