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Fried Chicken Sandwiches | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Quick Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
rest 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1129kcal


  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz boneless, skinless, chicken breasts trimmed of any fat, cut in half crosswise, and pounded to ½" thin
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 2 large egg whites lightly beaten
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • thinly shredded lettuce pickles, and mayo for serving


  • Combine the salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, sage, and cayenne in a small jar. Season the chicken with all but 1 tablespoon of the spice mix.
  • Prep a baking rack with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack over foil.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and remaining 1 tbs spice mix in a large shallow bowl.
  • Whisk the egg whites in another large shallow bowl.
  • Add the water to the flour mixture and, using fingers, mix until there are shaggy pieces and it has dissolved.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg whites, allowing excess to drain off, then dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, patting for a nice coating. Transfer to the wire rack. Repeat until all pieces are prepped.
  • Place in fridge for 30 minutes up to 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, pour the oil, 1 ½ inches deep, into a large heavy pot or Dutch oven (with high sides). Heat to 325 to 350. 
  • When ready, carefully place each piece of chicken in the pot, stirring to avoid stickage. 
  • Fry for about 4 to 5 minutes, flipping once halfway through (chicken should temp 160 degrees F). 
  • Transfer to a wire rack to drain and cool before serving on rolls with mayo, shredded lettuce, and a pickle.


Cook's Country Magazine Feb/Mar 2014


Calories: 1129kcal | Carbohydrates: 135g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 2618mg | Potassium: 1195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 9.5mg