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Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 232820
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

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

glburt User ID: 1402396 231966
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

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

pjpete User ID: 3727244 217497
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

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

desertrose62802 User ID: 5118048 35981
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"not crispy"

shankoene User ID: 1733238 204810
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!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 46942
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Tasty sandwich! But I did pan-fry the chicken to give it a nice crispy texture."

peach08 User ID: 163203 204809
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I have made these twice and I seem to get the same result..the breading is not crunchy or crispy at ALL (I am sure its because there is no frying involved) and the flavor is a bit ho-hum. I have even added extra seasonings to it and still..just a plain ol chicken sandwich in my opinion. :("

KingGeld User ID: 744438 131902
Reviewed May. 14, 2008

"This is one of the best chicken sandwiches I've tried."

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