Emma’s Dilemma Fried Chicken Sandwiches – a crispy, juicy and tangy fried chicken wrapped in a buttery toasted bun…or not!
Have I mentioned that one of Miss Emma’s nicknames is Emma Dilemma? That’s right, this poor child seems to find a dilemma in every situation. For example, yesterday we were having lunch with my mom, sister and niece at In-and-Out. We are sitting there enjoying our lunch when a “boy” walks in. It is obvious that Miss Emma knows him as I see the instant horror spread across her face; followed by a hand shield in front of her face in hope that said boy won’t see her. After about 5 minutes Miss Emma realizes that said boy sis see her but is not going to acknowledge her. This then changes her dilemma to I must be noticed at which time she announces that she needs a paper hat and stickers. So, she and my little niece proudly march up to the counter, mind you passing purposely past said boy to ensure she is seen, and she requests the hat and stickers, which are then proudly worn until said boy leaves the facility. Suddenly, the snapchat is received from said boy, hence the day has been made!
Crazy I know but the dilemmas she faced are as follows:
- Being seen in public with her family NOT friends.
- Seeing said boy while she happens to like while out with family.
- Said boy seeing her and acknowledging her.
- How to be seen by said boy and make sure she has his attention.
- Obtaining success.
Yes, life with my 14-year-old going on 27, daughter is entertaining and exhausting. Hence, I give you Emma’s Dilemma Fried Chicken Sandwich!
You might think to yourself how on earth can a fried chicken sandwich be a dilemma. Well, y’all it is. See Miss Emma can’t decide if this chicken should be on a sandwich or if she should just eat it on its own. That’s right this is marinated in a brine and then comes out crispy, juicy and tangy, pure deliciousness! Perfect to be served on a buttery toasted bun or along-side a plate of mashed potatoes and veggies. Either way is wonderful but personally, I think this sandwich is the BOMB! Be Sure to check it out with a ton of other GREAt recipes at Buns In My Oven Link Party and at Grandma's House DIY Link Party!
- 4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Accent seasoning
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6 to 8 cup canola oil
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cup flour
- 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp Accent seasoning
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ cup margarine, melted
- 4 plain white hamburger buns
- Make the brine by dissolving the salt, sugar and Accent in the water in a medium bowl; add the other ingredients.
- Slice the chicken breasts in half; cover with plastic wrap and pound them to ¼ - ½ inch thickness; place them into the brine, cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Remove the chicken from the brine and rinse off each fillet; blot dry with a paper towel.
- Preheat the oil in a large saucepan to 325°F. (oil should be at least 3-4 inches deep)
- Combine the beaten egg and milk in a medium bowl.
- In a pie pan combine all the breading ingredients, mix well.
- Bread each chicken fillet by dipping in the dry ingredients, the milk mixture, back into the dry ingredients, back into the milk mixture and a final time in the dry ingredients; let the fillets sit for a few minutes to make sure the breading sticks.
- Gently drop each fillet (I do two at a time) into the hot oil and fry from 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
- Drain the fillets on a plate lined with paper towels.
- As the fillets are frying, preheat a skillet over medium heat.
- Brush a little of the hamburger buns and place them face down in the hot pan until lightly browned.
- Build each sandwich to your liking.