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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Chidren Filaments" Sandwiches

I'm sure you've all had mishaps with your cell phone at one point and sent something completely different than what you actually meant to say. This has happened to me multiple times, but this was one of my favorites:

I was trying to text my husband a few weeks ago to see if he wanted to eat at Chik-fil-a for dinner, but my phone autocorrected it to "Children Filaments." Not exactly what I was aiming for. I thought it was pretty funny though, so I still sent it, and now Chik-fil-a is referred to as "Children Filaments."

For a few weeks now, we've been talking about trying to recreate the delicious classic Chik-fil-a sandwich.
Last night was finally the night!

Chik-fil-a Knock Off Chicken Sandwich 


To start off, I made homemade hamburger buns. You can use store bought ones, but if you have the time, I HIGHLY suggest making homemade ones, as they are delightful. I used the recipe at Annie's Eats.

For the chicken:
(slightly adapted from Food Network)
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup of pickle juice(from the jar)
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
oil for frying(I used corn oil, they suggest peanut oil)
1 large egg
1/2 cup nonfat milk
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour(I didn't have any, so I used a little more white flour and added 1 Tbs of Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal).
1 tablespoon  malted milk powder(I also didn't have this, so i added an extra tsp of powdered sugar)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 sour pickle, sliced

1. Butterfly the chicken breasts, and then cut in half. Place in a shallow bowl, and cover with the pickle juice. Let sit for at least an hour.
2. Pour about 2 inches of oil into either a pan or a deep fryer and heat until the thermometer reaches 325 degrees F.
3. While the oil is heating, combine both flours, the milk powder, powdered sugar, baking soda, dry mustard, 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the paprika. Set aside.
4. Whisk the egg, milk, and 2 Tbs of water in a baking dish.
5. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and the remaining teaspoon of paprika.
6. First dip the chicken in the egg mixture, coating completely, then dredge in the flour mixture, then fry in the hot oil until golden brown, which is about 4-6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
7. Serve on toasted hamburger buns with extra crispy pickles and french fries on the side. This is a recipe not to be missed! Food Network is genius because this tastes like the real thing!

PS the pickles are my favorite part!


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3 Comments:

At March 15, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Alexis and Justin said...

Oh I will HAVE to try this, chick fil-a is one of my all time favs. And no MSG! So it's "healthy." Haha well at least better. Thanks!

 
At March 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Erika Layne said...

Haha yeah, it is definitely healthier than the original! And just as tasty too!

 
At March 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Oh, I must try this, too...I'm intrigued by the pickle juice :)

 

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