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Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

 

If you’re in a time crunch, feel free to substitute frozen fried chicken breasts or tenders and heat according to directions on package.

Recipe by Diane Scott Gsell

Directions

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Place cooling rack on rimmed baking sheet.

2. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in deep skillet over medium/high flame or use deep fryer.

3. Combine buttermilk and egg in shallow bowl and add chicken breasts. Combine remaining dry ingredients in another shallow bowl. Add two tablespoons of buttermilk mixture to the flour bowl and loosely stir to form clumps.

4. One by one, dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture before using tongs to carefully lower into hot oil. Fry breasts two at a time for approximately 5 minutes before flipping and frying on other side for an additional 5 minutes. Use slotted spatula to remove chicken from pan and place on baking sheet rack. Place sheet in oven to keep chicken warm while repeating process for remaining two chicken breasts and preparing sauce and slaw.

5. Combine slaw ingredients in medium bowl. Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl.

6. To serve, spread one Tablespoon of sauce on each brioche bun. Top with fried chicken and slaw. Serve with additional hot sauce to taste.