Fried Chicken Sandwich

We love chicken sandwiches.  Let’s be honest; they are just plain good!  Even if you can find a great chicken sandwich out, it is so much cheaper to make them at home.  If I shop some good sales, I can make chicken sandwich combos for our entire family of 5 for not much more than the cost of one combo at any given fast food restaurant.  All it takes is a little time.  Top the sandwiches with lettuce and tomato, add a little side salad, and serve with a few fries and you have a full, healthy meal.  If I can get my kids involved in making dinner and feed them fresh food that I know has no preservatives, that time is well worth it!

Fried Chicken Sandwich


1 pound chicken breasts, pounded flat and cut in half
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
oil for frying
sandwich rolls, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, etc


Place chicken and buttermilk into a container just large enough to hold it.  Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Combine flour, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.  Remove chicken from buttermilk and coat in the flour mixture.  Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes so that the flour mixture will stick to the chicken.

Heat 1-2 inches of oil to 350.  Cook about 10 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165.  Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, or any toppings or condiments that you wish.

About Simply Budgeted

Brian and Beth blog together at Simply Budgeted where the celebrate family, food, and fun ... on a budget. Not a scary budget but one that aims to keep us healthy and happy while living within our means. Brian is a stay-at-home dad right now while he waits for the perfect high school teaching job to open. The kitchen is Brian's domain for sure. Beth works full time outside the home and prefers the garden over the kitchen unless she is pulling a sweet treat out of the oven!

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We found the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge to be a great challenge. We were able to taste the difference in fresh ground flour versus what we bought at the store. The challenge allowed us to strive to make healthier versions of some of our favorite recipes and foods!
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2 Responses to Fried Chicken Sandwich

  1. Michele A. says:

    Can you bake these and still have it turn out great?

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