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Crispy Chicken Sandwich

The Crispy Chicken Sandwich

If you enjoy restaurant-style chicken sandwiches, then this Crispy Chicken Sandwich is a must-try.  The chicken is juicy, the seasoning is tasty, and the toppings make this sandwich even better.

I use a sweet hamburger bun to pair with this sandwich and it was a great fit.

I also used a brown sugar barbecue sauce to bring out more of a sweet flavor.  Of course, you can use any barbecue sauce flavor you like, it's just my favorite 🙂

Crispy Chicken Sandwich topped with cheese and bacon on a white plate.

Other toppings I added to this Crispy Chicken Sandwich are french fried onions for that extra crunch and slices of crispy bacon for added flavor.

Crispy Chicken Sandwich served with home fries on a white plate.

I can't have a sandwich without cheese. I used American cheese slices on these sandwiches.  I like to add my cheese while the chicken is still hot so that it melts over my chicken.  It makes every bite taste even better!

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Crispy Chicken Sandwich

The trick to making these sandwiches flaky and crispy is in the batter.  Adding water to the flour mixture and pinching the batter with your hands makes "chunks" of breading and gives the sandwich an extra crunch.

When heating your pan, make sure it's hot enough so the oil doesn't peel the batter from the chicken. Frying these sandwiches to a golden color before flipping reduces the risks of any breading falling off.  Only flip these sandwiches once!

Crispy Chicken Sandwich on a plate with cheese and bacon.

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📖 Recipe

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

These sandwiches are juicy inside, have deliciously flavored toppings that add an extra crunch and are great for a quick dinner!

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into halves and pounded to ½ thick
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ½ tablespoon water
  • cooking oil


  • french fried onions
  • brown sugar barbecue sauce
  • 4 slices american cheese
  • bacon strips
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Take chicken breasts and cut into two separate pieces.
  2. Pound with meat pounder until about ½ inch thick.
  3. Combine paprika, thyme, pepper, salt, and celery seed together in small bowl.
  4. Reserve 1 ½ tablespoon of seasoning.
  5. Combine flour and remaining seasoning mix. Add in baking powder. Mix well and add 3 ½ tablespoon of water and mix with hands. It will become clumpy.
  6. Heat large skillet filled with ¼ inch of oil on medium heat.
  7. In shallow bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs.
  8. Take the 1 ½ reserved tablespoon of seasoning and rub it over the 4 chicken breasts.
  9. Dip each chicken breast in egg and then coat with flour mixture.
  10. Place chicken breasts in hot skillet and cover. Fry on each side (about 5/7 minutes).
  11. Check for doneness and set on plate with paper towel to rest.
  12. Place chicken breast on bottom bun, place cheese slice, barbeque sauce, french fried onions, and bacon.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Crispy Chicken Sandwich


Friday 20th of July 2018

Omg, my other half would think he died and went to heaven if I made this for him. Way to go with this one! Can’t wait to get this one on the game day party food list. Thanks for the recipe! ?

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Friday 20th of July 2018

My 15-year-old is totally going to be thanking you! He LOVES chicken sandwiches, but I've never made the crispy kind at home...

Nathan Wyper

Friday 20th of July 2018

Yum, I want this right now, looks so crispy and delicious!

Lisa | Garlic & Zest

Friday 20th of July 2018

Chicken sandwiches are everywhere now in the fancy restaurants — good to know we can accomplish them at home with results like this!


Friday 20th of July 2018

It's 8:52 in the morning and I'm ready for lunch! Yum yum!

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