fried chicken sandwich

fried chicken sandwiches with root vegetable fries

The key to the chicken’s extra crispy coating is a triple-dredge: dip the chicken breasts in flour, then egg, shaking off excess. Return the chicken to the flour and turn to coat. Dip one more time in the egg and finish in the flour. At this point the chicken should have a nice shaggy coating. It’s OK if your fingers get breaded too, just be sure to use one hand. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

What you’ll need:
8 oz carrots
8 oz parsnips
1 small shallot
fresh dill
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 lemon
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp sweet paprika
2 Martin’s Potato Rolls
3 oz bread and butter pickles
olive oil
coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper
neutral oil, such as vegetable or safflower
2 large eggs

Equipment:
rimmed baking sheet
large skillet

Recipe steps:
1. Prep ingredients
Preheat oven to 450°F. Peel carrots and parsnips and cut into long strips, about ½-inch thick. Peel and finely chop shallot. Pick dill from stems and finely chop fronds.

2. Roast vegetables
Toss carrots and parsnips with 2 tablespoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast, shaking sheet halfway through, until browned and tender, 15–20 minutes.

3. Make sauce
Meanwhile, combine, shallot, dill, and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Squeeze half of lemon juice into bowl; season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cut remaining half of lemon into wedges.

4. Bread chicken
Using a sharp knife, split chicken breast lengthwise into 2 equal pieces; season with ½ teaspoon salt and a few grinds pepper. Beat 2 large eggs in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk flour and paprika in a separate medium bowl and season with ½ teaspoon salt. Dip chicken breasts in flour, then egg. Repeat, then finish in flour.

5. Fry chicken
Heat ¾ cup neutral oil in a large skillet over medium-high. When oil is hot, add chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a wire rack to drain.

6. Build sandwiches
Spread a little sauce on the bottom of each roll. Top with chicken (cutting in half if you like) and pickles. Serve sandwiches with lemon wedges, root vegetable fries, and any extra sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

 

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