Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is one of the best, fried chicken recipes you can get your hands on! Known for it's ultra flakey and crispy chicken breast fillets, the classic chicken sandwich is the star of Popeyes menu! This fried chicken recipe is the closest to the real thing! You literally get the flakey breaded bits! Toast some Brioche buns and slap some mayo and pickles on to make the tastiest homemade fried chicken sandwich like Popeyes!
3 mixing bowls
2 1/2lbschicken breasts (3 chicken breasts)
2Tbspwhite distilled vinegar
1Tbsp seasoned salt
1tsp adobo seasoning
1tspgarlic powder and onion powder
12ozhamburger dill pickles(sliced)
4cupscanola oil for deep frying
How To Make Popeyes Chicken Sandwich at Home:
Slice each chicken breast in half crosswise. Then each piece in half to make 4 fillets from each chicken breast. (You should have 12 pieces all together.) Pound the pieces with a meat mallet to 1/2" thickness if needed.
Marinate the chicken in the chicken marinade for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the wet batter; set aside. In another bowl combine the breading ingredients and set aside. Start pre-heating the oil over medium heat in a deep frying pan to 350°F.
Drain the chicken from the marinade. Dip each piece into the egg batter then into the breading. Coat the chicken well and shake off any excess flour.
Fry 3-4 pieces of chicken at a time (about 5 minutes per batch.) Drain on paper towels.
To Make Sandwiches: spread 1 tbsp of mayo on each bun. Place 2 pickles on the bottom bun and top with fried chicken. Enjoy!
Toast Buns in Skillet: place bun side down onto a pre-heated skillet over high heat and toast the insides only.
Toast Buns in the Oven: place buns side up and broil until toasted.
Pickles: bread and chips pickles tend to be too sweet. Look for dill pickles or barrel pickles.
Mayo: Dukes Mayo works really well here.
How To Get Shaggy Skin on Crispy Chicken: use a deep bowl and slap and fold the breading into the chicken and press down firmly. Rotate and repeat 2 more times. Shake off any excess flour and the chicken should resemble a crumbly texture.