Unfortunately, I am a huge fan of junk food. When it comes to Chick Fil-a or five guys, those places to me are as good as gourmet. There are some nights and they are usually nights when nothing could make me feel better but a sandwich from one of those 2 places. However, they are usually closed at those sudden craving moments, which is a big blessing! One of my favorite sandwiches is the fried chicken sandwich. This recipe below is really super easy and delicious. I am using dried beef basturma which is not a very common ingredient but it is available in all Armenian and Arabic stores. I use it becauseI think it helps to give this kick to the sandwich with the garlic beef flavor on the top of the crispy chicken, cheese and the thousand islands sauce (homemade hack is below). This sandwich is perfect for lunch and for kids. Hope you enjoy it!
6 boneless chicken breasts
1 minced onion
3 minced garlic gloves
White cheddar cheese slices
1 1/2 lime juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon all spices
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
chili flakes (optional for spicy)
2 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
Wash the chicken, if chicken is too thick, cut it in half. Mix the minced onions, the minced garlic, the spices and olive oil together. Pour that on the chicken.
Beat the eggs and milk together, add little bit of salt and pepper.
Mix the flour, baking powder, paprika, chili flakes (more if you like it extra spicy) and little bit of salt and pepper together.
Then do the pattern of FEF: Flour, eggs, Flour. So, cover the chicken with the Flour for both sides. Dip the chicken into the Eggs mixture. Take it out and cover it again with Flour for both sides.
In hot oil, fry the chicken, lower the heat right away so it becomes crispy from outside and cooked all the way through.
Now get your sandwich ready. Add the thousand island dressing (mayo + ketchup mixed together), mixed spring salad, cheese and the chicken. Enjoy 🙂