Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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After making these sandwiches, you'll never order the fast-food kind again. Marinating the chicken overnight in buttermilk gives it a wonderful taste and tenderness. The zippy breading is golden and crispy. —Gregg Voss of Emerson, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 onion or kaiser rolls, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 372 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Pour buttermilk into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a shall bowl, combine the biscuit mix, cornmeal, paprika, salt, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne. Remove chicken one piece at a time, allowing excess buttermilk to drain off. Discard buttermilk. Coat chicken with cornmeal mixture; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 8-12 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches 170° and coating is lightly browned. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p29

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Better than the fast food version! Great baked or pan fried."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"Everyone loved them. They are easy to make and easy to clean up afterwards. Nice flavor!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"My family just loves these. They are really easy and quick to make."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"not crispy"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"I have made these several times in years past. I love how tender the buttermilk makes the chicken. I add less cayenne so the kids will eat them and I spray the tops with a bit of cooking spray before baking to make them a little crispier. We love them!"

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