Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chick-fil-A Knock Off Sandwiches

What makes copycat recipes so damn tempting to try?  If you like a certain food or dish from a restaurant…why not just go there and indulge every now and then?  Maybe it's the challenge.

At any rate here is a knock off Chick-Fil-A sandwich recipe from Food Network via Pinterest.  It's a good chicken sandwich.  It really is. But it's no Chick-Fil-A.  I took the damn pictures though so I'm blogging it anyway.

What sucks most about copycat recipes is that it's not enough for it just to be tasty.  It must be similar to the restaurant version or there will almost certainly be disappointment.  And for this recipe I had to go buy about $10 worth of stuff that I didn't have.  Like malted milk and whole wheat flour.  What in the hell am I going to cook with that crap later?  I've mostly cut bread from my diet and mixing up a gallon of milk from powder sounds gross.

Start with some boneless skinless chicken breasts.  Cut them in half, then pound them thin with a meat tenderizing hammer.  If you don't have a meat tenderizing hammer...chew the raw chicken in your mouth until it is tender and thin.

Mix together the flour, malted milk, paprika, baking soda, mustard, salt and pepper.

Heat some peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat.  

Whisk the egg and milk together.  Season the breasts with a little salt, pepper, and paprika. Dip them chickens in that bowl and then over into your breading mixture.  Then into the pan.   

Let them fry for a few minutes on each side. The chicken should be very thin and therefore difficult to undercook.  When its golden brown on both sides, take it up onto a plate with paper towels. 

You are supposed to soak the pickle spears in the pickle juice and a little of the vinegar...I didn't bother.  Split some buns and butter them up.  Then toast them in another skillet over medium heat.  Take a pickle slice and any other condiments/veggies you want and put them on the bun. Chicken on the bun, sandwich in your mouth, down into your belly.  

Done and done.  It's a tasty chicken sandwich.  Ain't no Chic-Fil-A though.  


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