Make a Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich with a buttermilk breading. Top this Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich with coleslaw and serve with your favorite side.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cups coleslaw blend (cabbage slaw mix)
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, sliced
1/2 cup HEINZ Real Mayonnaise, divided
2 tsp. HEINZ Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 cup buttermilk
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.), cut crosswise in half, then pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
2 cups oil
6 sandwich buns (4 inch), split
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Let's Make It
Combine coleslaw blend and peppers in large bowl.
Spoon 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise into small bowl. Add vinegar and sugar; mix well. Add to coleslaw mixture; mix lightly. Refrigerate along with remaining mayonnaise mixture for later use.
Combine flour, cornstarch and Cajun seasoning in pie plate. Pour buttermilk into separate pie plate.
Dip 1 chicken piece into flour mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of chicken with flour mixture. Shake chicken gently over pie plate to remove excess flour mixture. Dip chicken into buttermilk, turning to evenly coat both sides with buttermilk; hold chicken over pie plate to let excess buttermilk drip back into pie plate. Return chicken to flour mixture to coat with second layer of flour mixture. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 10 to 12 min. or until done and golden brown on both sides, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
Spread cut sides of buns with remaining mayonnaise; fill with chicken and coleslaw.
How to Pound Meat
Just because pounding meat is a noisy task doesn't mean it needs to be a messy one. Place your meat in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag, then press out the air and seal. Pound using a meat mallet, rolling pin or the bottom of a skillet until the meat is the desired thickness. Another option is to place your meat on a cutting board or countertop that has been covered in plastic wrap. Top with a second layer of plastic wrap before pounding as directed. (This method is especially useful when doing large batches.)
For an even spicier sandwich, stir 1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce) into the mayonnaise mixture before spreading onto buns as directed.
Serve this sandwich with some cut-up crisp fresh vegetables. Then, round out the meal by adding a serving of your favorite fresh fruit.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.