Recipe courtesy of The Oinkster

The Cluckster Chicken Sandwich

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 30 min (includes brining time)
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

Chicken:

Dredging Mixture:

Sandwiches:

Directions

Special equipment:
a deep-fry thermometer
  1. For the chicken: Stir together salt and 2 quarts water in a large bowl, then add chicken and let brine for 2 hours. Remove from brine and add chicken to buttermilk. Let sit for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine buffalo sauce and butter in a saucepan and heat until butter is melted.
  2. For the dredging mixture: Stir together the flour, paprika, white pepper, garlic salt, ginger, dry mustard, black pepper, celery salt, salt, basil and oregano in a large wide dish.
  3. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and coat in the dredging mixture.
  4. For the sandwiches: Heat the rice bran oil to 350 degrees F in a heavy-duty skillet.
  5. Cook the dredged chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 3 minutes per side. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes.
  6. Toss the fried chicken in a large bowl with the buffalo sauce. Reserve any remaining sauce to serve on the side for some extra kick.
  7. Add ranch dressing to both the tops and bottoms of the buns and add 1/4 cup shredded lettuce and 4 pickle chips to each sandwich. Top with chicken. Serve sandwiches with any leftover ranch or buffalo sauce on the side. Enjoy!