Recently I came across a recipe for honey mustard coleslaw. It sounded intriguing but at the same time I was skeptical. When it comes to coleslaw I’ve always been about the tried and true recipe which has never failed me. I decided to just go with it and picked up a bag of pre-chopped cabbage and added my own spicy honey mustard sauce. To my surprise it was delicious! And it makes a great chicken sandwich which was too good not to share. If there were any doubts, I can truly say this is one of my favorite ways to dress a sandwich. I think I will try it next on some pulled pork or pulled chicken.
To make the chicken crispy I start with soaking it in buttermilk. However if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, just add a spritz of lemon juice to your milk and it will start to curdle and take on the taste of buttermilk within a few minutes.
I cut 1 1/2 chicken breast into thick pieces. Joe and I only needed 1 chicken breast for our sandwiches but I made a little extra for my lunch the next day. I seasoned the chicken with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
Pour the buttermilk and seasoned chicken into a plastic bag to marinate for at least 30 minutes or more.
Make a spice blend of salt, white pepper, paprika, chile de arbol, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley.
Add the spice blend to a cup of flour.
Pour the flour into a bag and add a few pieces of the marinated chicken.
Whisk an egg in a medium bowl and add the floured chicken pieces one by one. Turn them over so that the egg is coated on both sides of the chicken.
Dredge the chicken pieces one more time in the seasoned flour. This is what will make the chicken crisp when fried.
Add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium high heat until the chicken pieces have browned and are crisp on the bottom.
Turn the chicken over to brown on the other side. Place the chicken in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes. This will allow the chicken to cook slower than on top of the stove while having that crisp outer crust.
Perfectly cooked tender on the inside and crisp outside.
I added about 1 cup of coleslaw per person and added some spicy honey mustard sauce to the mix.
Toss the coleslaw to coat all the pieces with the honey mustard. Use more or less to taste.
I’ve decided that Brioche Buns are the tastiest buns for burgers and chicken sandwiches. Once you try them it’s hard to go back to a regular bun. Place a light layer of coleslaw on the bun. Add 3 pieces of crisp chicken pieces and add a little more coleslaw on top so that your chicken is surrounded in honey mustard coleslaw. Simple yet tasty!
Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Honey Mustard Coleslaw
1 large Chicken Breast Cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 cup Buttermilk or 1 cup Milk with a Spritz of Lemon Juice
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Dried Parsley
1 Egg, whisked
2-3 cups Cabbage, sliced thin and chopped
Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce
Sprinkle the chicken pieces with the 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Place the chicken into a zip lock bag and pour the buttermilk in the bag to marinate for 30 minutes or more. Mix together the flour along with the salt, paprika, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley flakes. Set aside.
Combine the cabbage with 2 – 3 tablespoons of spicy honey mustard sauce. Taste and add more if desired. Refrigerate until you assemble the sandwich.
To fry chicken. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour and then dip in the whisked egg to coat on both sides. Dredge chicken on more time and place on a large plate. Continue with all the chicken pieces until they have all gone through the flour and egg.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot place the chicken in the skillet and let brown on the bottom about 3 minutes. Turn over the brown the other side. When brown, place the skillet in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 -15 minutes.
To assemble sandwich: Lightly toast brioche buns and add a thin layer of spicy honey mustard coleslaw. Add 3 pieces of crispy chicken and top with a little more coleslaw.
Makes 2 sandwiches
6 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Honey Mustard Coleslaw”
Mmmm looks better than Popeyes! 🙂
Oh WOW, that’s quite a compliment!! I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t had one of those Popeyes chicken sandwiches but this chicken sandwich is awfully good! Thanks Bernadine!
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While I usually don’t like coleslaw on my sandwiches…I want it on the side, I think you have convinced me. Mustard is my favorite condiment and it sounds great in your coleslaw topping crispy chicken.
I wasn’t so sure myself how this would turn out but I must say that coleslaw can go on a sandwich, especially with the honey mustard dressing. I’m not so sure I would like it otherwise. Maybe try it on the side and see if it works for you.
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I love everything about this sandwich! The honey mustard coleslaw sounds delicious and like you, maybe it’s time for me to branch out and try another coleslaw.
After making this sandwich with coleslaw, I tried it again with shredded lettuce, tomato and honey mustard, however it just wasn’t as good. The honey mustard coleslaw put it over the top. I think you would like it.