Imgur…some of you love it, some of you hate it, and some of you (including my mama) probably have no idea what I am talking about. I personally like Imgur because it helps me fall asleep and pass the time. Well I was playing on Imgur when I saw a post about chik-fil-a chicken sandwiches and the key being that the chicken is brined in pickle juice. PICKLE JUICE! We love chicken sandwiches in this house so I had to give it a shot.
- 1 package of chicken thighs, cut and portioned to fit a slider bun
- 1/2 cup of pickle juice
- 1/2 cup of mild pepper rings juice
- salt and pepper
- zipper plastic bag
Assembly: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place in a plastic bag and pour in pickle/mild pepper rings juice. Squeeze out all air and place in a bowl in the fridge for 30 mins to overnight.
While the chicken is brining assemble the breading.
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsps paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 cup of buttermilk
Dredging: Mix all of the dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl pour the cup of buttermilk. Heat a pan with melted crisco until nice and hot, around 375F and up. Dredge the chicken in the buttermilk, then the flour and repeat. By doing it twice you get a crispier thicker breading. Fry for 4-5 min on each side. Watch the frying carefully because you don’t want the breading to burn.