Go Big or Go Home!

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It’s Super Bowl time and you will be a winner with this recipe.  This sandwich is the undisputed winner of all sandwiches.  It’s crunchy, juicy and unapologetically scrumptious.  Go big or go home with a delicious fried chicken sandwich.

Time-3o minutes


Ingredients for Fried Chicken

6 chicken cutlets, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 eggs beaten, 2 cups of panko bread crumbs, salted room temperature butter, 6 Brioche buns, 1 cup of non-hydrogenated lard,  1 TBS of cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of Kosher salt.

Ingredients for Asian Coleslaw

One large handful of shredded white cabbage about 2 cups, one large handful of shredded red cabbage,  1/2 cup of chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 3-4 tsp seasoned rice wine vinegar.

Ingredients for Sriracha Mayo

1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3-4 tsp of Sriracha sauce, 3 drops of Maggi Seasoning

Preparation of Sandwich

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.   Butter the inside of the Brioche Buns and toast on medium-low heat in your cast iron skillet. Toasting buns

Buns should be lightly toasted then set aside.

Toasted brioche buns

Create breading station with flour, eggs and breadcrumbs.  Season flour with cayenne pepper and salt.

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Add lard to cast iron skillet at medium-high heat.  If your using an oil thermometer get the oil to 350 degrees.  Take chicken cutlet and dredge it on both sides starting with flour then eggs then breadcrumbs.  Before frying the chicken be sure the oil is hot.  If you add the chicken before oil is ready you will not get a crunchy exterior.  This is a shallow fry that will be finished in the oven.

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You will fry chicken until golden brown on both sides.  This usually takes about 2-3 minutes per side.  Rest chicken on an oven safe cooling rack.

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Once all chicken is cooked place in oven for 10-15 minutes.

Preparation of Coleslaw

While the chicken is in the oven.  Add cabbage, cilantro, mayonnaise, seasoned rice wine vinegar to a mixing bowl and stir until everything is incorporated.

Preparation of Sriracha Mayo

In a smaller bowl combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, and Maggi seasoning and mix until well incorporated.

Building of Sandwich

Put a dollop of Sriracha Mayo on the bottom half of the bun.  Place the fried chicken on top of mayo and finish with coleslaw.  It’s game day so enjoy your sandwich with a crisp and refreshing drink. Cheers!

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Cook’s Note

  1.  Lard is the best lipid to use when frying chicken.  I do care about my health so I use Leaf lard.  I have to order it online but it keeps in the refrigerator for 6 months so it’s there when I need it.  It’s non-hydrogenated which means no trans fats.

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The Author

First off, I'm not a writer. This should be abundantly clear as you read this bio. I'm not a trained Chef either. I'm a Mother, Wife, Registered Nurse and Fraudulent Chef. Why a blog you ask? Well, I don't want to be a line cook, executive Chef, or a restaurant owner. I just want to cook what I want, when I want, and for who I want. Cooking is a creative outlet for me. I don't even consider myself a blogger because I don't blog often. So advertising dollars and web fame is not my motive. Finding the time to cook, write up a recipe, photograph it while maintaining a job and household is challenging. However, it has given me great joy over the years to see people carrying on dishes that I've developed. It's also an online cookbook that I can reflect on. My cooking is an expression of the strong women in my life and inspired dishes from my favorite restaurants. I'm a recipe impostor of dishes from restaurants I love. Furthermore, many of the recipes are spruced up from my childhood. I'm a Mexican-American, native Californian who has spent time in New York and married a first generation Costa Rican. My cooking reflects all of these aspects. Karen's Kitchen is not a Mexican food blog. As much as I'd like to fit into a pretty little red, white and green box. I find it too limiting and reject the notion of creating a Latino point of view because it makes a blog cohesive. So my recipes are all over the place, with no rhyme or reason. Home cooks never apologize for not graduating from culinary school. You will find that my recipes are easy to follow and geared for the home cook. They look amazing and will make you look like a Domestic God/Goddess in front of your loved ones. It's my hope that you find the love for cooking and make some of my recipes your own. Cheers to cooking, eating and surrounding yourself with lovely people.


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