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Fried Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4


For the chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise and pounded thin
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 dashes cayenne

For the coleslaw

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup kale, shredded
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp pickle relish
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sandwich

  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 8 ciabatta rolls each chicken breast makes 2 sandwiches


  • First were going to marinate the chicken breast and make the coleslaw. You can do this a whole day in advance! This will make day of cooking a breeze!
    Start by cutting each chicken breast in 1/2 lengthwise and pounding to about 1/2 inch thick! Place in a large bowl and cover with buttermilk. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight! (if you like it a little spicy, add about 2 tbsp of hot sauce to buttermilk)
  • Next, make the coleslaw! This can also sit overnight and gets better the longer it marinates! Add shredded cabbage, kale, chopped parsley and green onions to a large bowl. In a small bowl make the dressing. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and taste! Pour over greens and mix. Refrigerate for at least a few hours and up to 3 days.
  • In a large bowl mix flour and seasonings to create the batter. Add in 2-3 tbsp buttermilk to help make crunchy bits in the coating! Remove a piece of chicken from the marinade and coat in the flour mixture! Make sure to press the flour into the chicken so it sticks and creates a nice coating! Remove from flour and set aside. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken.
  • Next, heat a large skillet to medium heat with about 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and cook about 3-4 minutes per side! Once cooked, remove from oil and place on a wire wrack, sprinkle with salt!
  • Finally, assemble the sandwiches. Cut rolls in half horizontally, layer on the on chicken breast, coleslaw, 2 sliced tomatoes and 2 slices of cheese. Cut in half and serve! Each chicken breast will make 2 sandwiches.