We have never come across anyone who does not fancy a homemade chicken sandwich. Be it breakfast, lunchtime, or dinner, a chicken sandwich is a perfect go-to meal. Over the years, the chicken sandwich recipe has evolved so many times that the traditional recipe has been long forgotten. In this article, you will learn three different easy and quick homemade chicken sandwich recipes.
History of Chicken Sandwiches
Food critics believe that the first chicken sandwich was made in 1946 in Atlanta. Truett Cathy landed on this recipe while experimenting with a regular hamburger. He placed a boneless grilled chicken filet in a bun and called it Chick-fil-A. Since then several claims over the recipe have been made. A few years ago, the popular fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, claimed that they had invented the recipe for the chicken sandwich in 1940. Their claim, however, was rejected because it appeared as a marketing strategy, and they had no authenticity to their claim.
Today, a lot of other food chains claim that they conceived the idea of a chicken Sandwich, but the crown is still Truett Cathy’s. Furthermore, in this tug-of-war, restaurant owners have tried to improvise the recipe of chicken sandwiches and try to bring a novelty to the traditional recipe. This tussle has resulted in variations in sandwiches.
The first chicken sandwich was prepared with a hamburger bun, but today sandwiches are made with bread loaves or pita bread. Moreover, several different flavors have been introduced, such as grilled chicken sandwiches, spicy chicken sandwiches, club sandwiches, cold sandwiches, etc. These variations bring joy to our dining table almost every day.
Chicken Sandwiches Recipes
Any recipe that has been improvised over the years deserves to be acknowledged in its traditional essence. The following is the traditional chicken sandwich recipe.
Ingredients for Making Chick-fil-A:
To make the delicious and scrumptious Traditional Chick-fil-A, you will need:
- Chicken breasts: 2 (boneless)
- Pickle Juice: ½ cup
- Milk: 1 ½ cup
- Peanut Oil: 1 cup
- Egg: 1 (Large, 2 if they are medium-sized)
- All-Purpose flour / Cornmeal: ½ cup
- Caster Sugar: 1 Tbsp
- Salt and Black Pepper Powder: to taste
- Hamburger Buns or Bread Loaves (bran or white): 4 to 6
- Lettuce leaves: 4 to 6
- Tomato: 1 (sliced)
- Pickles: 12 to 15 slices
Instructions for Making Traditional Chick-fil-A:
|Set Time||30 minutes|
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
Take the chicken breasts and rinse them thoroughly. If there are any fats, cut them out. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cut them in half. Then pound and flatten them. Prick them with a fork so the spices may penetrate.
In a deep bowl, mix ¾ cup of milk and pickle juice and add the chicken to the batter. Let it marinate for thirty minutes.
In another bowl, mix the eggs and remaining milk, add the salt and black pepper powder to taste. Take the all-purpose flour or cornmeal and add it to another flat plate.
After thirty minutes, take the chicken out of the batter and make sure it is not dripping from the chicken.
Take the marinated chicken breasts one by one, roll it in all-purpose flour, then eggs and milk batter. Place them on a plate so the batter may stick to it.
Heat the peanut oil in a deep frying pan and fry the chicken on medium heat until it turns golden brown.
Meanwhile, toast the buns or bread loaves. The traditional Chick-fil-A recipe does not include any sauces, but you can add mayonnaise or tomato ketchup to the bread loaves. Add the lettuce leaves, tomato, and pickle slices to sizzle up the flavor. Add the hot chicken filet in the middle of the sandwich and serve hot with fries and Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe
The grilled chicken sandwich is widely liked because of its exquisite barbecue flavor.
Ingredients for Making Grilled Chicken Sandwich:
To make the delicious homemade grilled chicken sandwich, you will need:
- Chicken breasts: 2 (boneless and skinless)
- Bread Loaves: 4 to 6
- Garlic Powder: 1 Tbsp
- Dried Oregano and Thyme: 1/2 tsp each
- Salt and Black Pepper Powder: to taste
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: 1/2 tsp
- Red Wine Vinegar: 1/2 cup
- Olive Oil: to fry
- Optional Items: Hot Sauce, ketchup, or Mayonnaise
- Tomatoes, Lettuce Leafs, Pickles: Thinly sliced
Instructions for Making Grilled Chicken Sandwich:
|Set Time||2 hours or Overnight|
|Prep time||20 minutes|
Rinse the chicken breasts thoroughly, and cut out the fats, if any. Place them in a strainer and let the water rinse out. After 5 to 10 minutes, cut the chicken into 4 halves. Prick them with a fork so that the batter may penetrate.
Add red wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, black pepper powder, and crushed red chili flakes in a bowl. Whisk them well. Then add the chicken pieces, with the help of a spoon, toss the chicken breasts in the batter so the spices may spread evenly. Let it marinate for at least two hours or refrigerate it overnight.
Brush the preheated grill with olive oil and place the chicken breasts. Grill the chicken from both sides for five to seven minutes or for as long as the juices start running clear.
Place the bread loaves on the same grilling pan and let them toast. Take them off when the relishing brown lines start to form on the loaves.
Take the bread loaves and place the veggies in the middle. Then place the chicken piece and relish the tastiest grilled chicken sandwich. Serve hot with fries, hot sauces or coleslaw.
Sauces are usually not added to the grilled sandwiches, but we prefer it with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces both as a dip and applied across both sides of the toasted bread loaf. You can also marinate and cook the chicken in this sauce to add a flavor to a regular-tasting sandwich.
Moreover, you can increase the amount of spices in the marination and turn this into a spicy chicken sandwich.
Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Spicy Chicken Club Sandwiches are the easiest to prepare and yummiest to have with evening tea.
Ingredients for Making Chicken Sandwich:
To make the easy club sandwiches, you will need:
- Chicken Breast: 1 (boiled and shredded)
- Eggs: 2 (boiled and cut into cubes)
- Mayonnaise: 1 1/2 cup
- Black Pepper Powder: 2 Tbsp
- Bread Loaves: 10
- Soy Sauce or Dingolay Hot Sauce: 3 Tbsp
Instructions for Making Chicken Sandwich:
|Prep Time||25 minutes|
Clean and defat the chicken breast. Cut it into cubes and marinate it in Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce. Let it sit for a while. Pour water into a saucepan according to the amount of the chicken and let it boil. As the chicken tenders, turn off the flame and shred it, either with fingers or a fork.
In another saucepan, place the eggs, fill the saucepan with water as required and bring it to boil. As the water boils, note the time and let the eggs simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes because we need hard-boiled eggs for the club sandwiches.
After the said time, let the eggs cool down, then peel and dice them.
After the chicken and eggs cool down, pour the mayonnaise and black pepper powder in a bowl, mix them, and add the chicken and eggs to it. Mix the ingredients well and spread it across the bread loaves. Cut them triangular and enjoy them with Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces and fries.
You may also add julien-shaped capsicums, carrots or cabbage to increase the nutritious value and add a different taste.
Side Dishes with Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Sandwiches are very fulfilling, but to change them into a perfect meal, you can pair them with french fries, tater tots and mint margarita. Find our special French Fries recipe below to make the tastiest and crispiest French Fries.
Homemade French Fries
French fries are perfect for snacking and taste even better when paired with chicken sandwiches. To make the french fries, you will need:
- Potatoes: half kg
- Cooking Oil: to deep fry
- Salt and Black Pepper Powder: to taste
Peel the potatoes, slice them, and then cut lengthwise. Make sure you cut them into thin sticks. If they turn out to be thickly sliced, they will not turn out to be any crispy. Put these thinly cut potato sticks in a strainer and place them under running water. Keep washing the potatoes until the water runs clear.
Take a bowl and fill it with chilled water. Soak the potato sticks in it for ten to fifteen minutes. After the said time, spread the potato sticks on an absorbent paper for about another ten minutes. This process shall help the fries turn out extra crispier.
Meanwhile, take a deep pan, pour the oil, and heat it until smoking. Before pouring a batch of potato fries, turn the heat to medium-low. This way, the French Fries will turn out crispier, and you will get your required favorite golden-ish color.
Dish out the French Fries to absorbent paper and let them soak in the extra oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Toss the French Fries so they may spread evenly. Serve them hot with Chicken Sandwiches and Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce to jazz up your meal.
Storage Options for Spicy Chicken Sandwich
If you have leftover sandwiches, you can secure them in air-tight tupperware or wrap them in a cling film so they do not dry out. Then refrigerate them for up to two to three days.
If you have marinated, boiled, or fried leftover chicken, you can refrigerate and freeze them. Try to freeze the raw, marinated chicken and not the fried one. If you have marinated chicken, do not let it sit in the fridge for more than eight hours, or it may rot.
Chicken sandwiches are easiest to make and highly adaptable. A few of the tips and tricks are below:
The traditional Chicken Sandwich was prepared in a hamburger bun. As the recipe evolved, it is now prepared with bread loaves. If you use bran bread, it will increase its nutritious value.
You can use chicken thighs for a juicy and crispy chicken piece.
Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauces
Dingolay Hot Sauces are perfect to pair with any meal. These sauces are prepared with ripened Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Peppers, garlic-infused carrots, and exclusive spices and herbs that, when combined, add another dimension to your regular tasting meals. These sauces can be used as dips, marinade, and can replace regular sauces.
Dingolay sauces are available in three different exquisite flavors, i.e. Original Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce, Mango and Pineapple Tropical Dingolay Gourmet Hot Sauce. Prepared with handpicked, ripened Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Mangoes, or Pineapples, that add a sweet, sour and fiery flavor to your meal and jazz it up.