Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich with Green Tomato Jalapeno Spicy Mayo and Slaw
Who doesn't love a crispy fried chicken sandwich with spicy mayo, creamy special sauce coleslaw and pickles all piled up on a toasted brioche bun? This one has a bit of a twist because we add our Green Tomato Jalapeno Pepper Jelly into the mix for a sweet spicy tangy punch.
Ingredients: (makes 4 servings)
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
For Chicken Marinade:
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
For Chicken Breading:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1 Tbs Smoked Paprika
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
2 1/2 to 3 Cups of Finely Sliced/Shredded Cabbage
1/4 Red Onion Sliced Thin
Slaw Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbs Yellow Mustard
2 Tbs Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Spread
1 1/2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar or Cider Vinegar or White Vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
Spicy Mayo Ingredients:
3 Tbs Mayonnaise
4 Tbs Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Spread
Vegetable Oil For Frying
1-2 Dill Pickles Sliced
4 Brioche Burger Buns
Orange Sliced Kraft Cheese If Desired (I didn't use cheese but some people love their orange cheese on burgers and crispy chicken sandwiches! :) )
Marinate Your Chicken:
In a large bowl combine chicken marinade ingredients. Add boneless chicken thighs and marinate overnight, for an hour or so, or you can use immediately. I used it right away and it turned out delicious. *I patted dry my boneless chicken thighs with paper towel before I placed in marinade.
In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together your chicken breading ingredients: flour, cornstarch, spices, salt and pepper.
Make Your Spicy Mayo: (this is to spread on bottom bun)
In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Spread and set aside.
Make Your Coleslaw and Coleslaw Dressing:
Finely slice or shred your cabbage and red onion and combine in a medium bowl. In a separate medium mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Spread, vinegar, spices and salt and pepper. Toss the slaw with the dressing and set aside.
Get Your Oil Ready For Frying:
In a large saucepot, add enough vegetable oil to be able to submerge your chicken pieces. Add a thermometer to side of pot and bring temperature to 350 degrees. Adjusting your stove temp from medium high heat to a lower temp if necessary to keep temperature around 350 degrees.
Dredge and Fry Your Chicken:
Remove your chicken thighs from batter and dredge in your flour mixture, pressing flour mixture into chicken to form a nice thorough coating. Transfer chicken to hot oil once temperature is 350 degrees and cook chicken pieces in oil for approximately 5-6 minutes or until outside is golden crispy and inside temp is 165 degrees. I had enough oil in my pot to thoroughly cover chicken while frying - if you are frying in more shallow oil, you may need to turn your chicken after 2-3 minutes to fry both sides.
Once chicken is done frying, transfer to paper towel lined plate. At this time if you want to add a slice of cheese, add it now while chicken is hot so it melts.
In a medium skillet on stove top, quickly toast your brioche buns until warm and browned.
Assemble Your Crispy Chicken Sandwich!
Add a good dollop of green tomato jalapeno spicy mayo to bottom of bun, top with fried chicken piece, creamy slaw, sliced pickles and top with bun. Feel free to add more Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Spread if desired.
Serve hot. ENJOY! :)-