we recreated the fried chicken sandwich that set America on fire

we recreated the fried chicken sandwich that set America on fire

Back in the United States this week, the spicy fried chicken sandwich from the Popey’s franchise is driving fans of the genre crazy, causing endless lines in front of well-known fast food establishments. When it last appeared on a restaurant menu, you were given the keys to understanding this “fried chicken war”, this time we’re giving you the recipe to replicate the sandwich as closely as possible in your kitchen.

Ingredients (for 2 sandwiches):

  • 2 free-range chicken fillets
  • 2 brioche buns
  • 50 centiliters of buttermilk
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 2 tablespoons egg white mayonnaise
  • Monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • Spicy sauce
  • Pickled cucumbers in large slices
  • Neutral cooking oil
  • Salt pepper

No. 1. Marinate chicken

Remove the aiguillettes from the chicken fillet and make cuts with the tip of a knife in the thickest part of the flesh. Make a marinade with buttermilk, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a teaspoon of smoked paprika, and a teaspoon of monosodium glutamate, a well-known additive used by fast food to make famous umami. Stir and place the chicken in the marinade for 2-4 hours in the refrigerator.

#2 Seasoning and Cooking

In a deep bowl, mix the flour with a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of black pepper, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a teaspoon of smoked paprika, and a teaspoon of monosodium glutamate. Stir and dredge chicken in flour to coat completely. Place the fillets on a wire rack, preheat the oil in a small saucepan less than half full to 180°C, and submerge each fillet for about 6 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

No. 3. Assembly

Mix the mayonnaise with a little cayenne and garlic powder before coating both sides of the toasted buns. Garnish with pickled cucumber slices, chicken and serve hot.