Fried Chicken BLT is a take on the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich but topped with a piece of crispy fried chicken and your favorite sauce.
I cannot believe that it is April already. This year is really flying by and I'm barely keeping up with all of the things that I need to do. I feel like this is a thing that happens to me every spring though. As soon as the weather gets warmer, I pile on all kinds of stuff to accomplish and then spend the rest of the month relatively stressed out trying to get it all done.
But enough about me. Let's talk about BLT's. There is just something super tasty about the combination of salty bacon, a fresh tomato and crisp lettuce on a bun or between two slices of bread. It's honestly one of my favorite sandwiches ever and you really can't go wrong by adding anything else to it.
Fried chicken. Or fried green tomatoes. Jalapenos. A fried egg. Turkey. Avocado. Really, the possibilities are endless!
For the past couple of weeks I've been thinking about the Nashville Hot Chicken that I'd made and I really, really wanted another good fried chicken sandwich. I did think about making the fried chicken spicy for this recipe, but eventually decided against it, wanting to allow the bacon, lettuce and tomato to really shine.
Did you know it's National BLT month or even that that is a thing? I didn't, until I looked at the event for this month's Foodie Extravaganza. Sue of Palatable Pastime is our host for this month and the recipes all of the other bloggers are sharing below. I'm now on a BLT making kick and can't wait to try out what they're sharing with us today too.
Oh boy was this sandwich good. I made them for lunch one weekend, but they could have easily served as dinner if I had served some chips with them or made fries. Honey mustard is my favorite flavor on chicken, but I think ranch would have also went really well. Feel free to experiment and see what flavors you like best. And let me know how it goes! I'd love to see your creations!
It's National BLT Month!
- A Classic BLT Sandwich from Sneha's Recipe
- BLT Focaccia from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- BLT Panzanella from Palatable Pastime
- BLT Pizza from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- BLT Waffle Fries from Simply Inspired Meals
- Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Lettuce Rolls from Food Lust People Love
- Fried Chicken BLT from Cookaholic Wife
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Fried Chicken BLT
For the Chicken:
- 6 thinly sliced chicken breasts or boneless, skinless thighs
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup Wondra flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- canola oil for frying
For the Sandwich:
- 6 rolls of your choice
- 6 slices bacon cooked
- 6 large lettuce leaves
- 6 slices tomato
- Optional: honey mustard BBQ sauce, hot sauce, ranch
For the Chicken:
- In a shallow dish, combine the egg, milk and hot sauce.
- In another shallow dish, combine the all purpose flour, Wondra flour, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
- Dip each piece of chicken into the flour, then the egg mixture, then back into the flour. Place on a plate and repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.
- Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
- Carefully add in the chicken and cook 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer chicken to a paper towel lined plate.
For the Sandwich:
- Lightly toast the rolls.
- Spread with your favorite sauce or mayonnaise.
- Place a slice of lettuce on the bottom of the bun, followed by a slice of bacon and the tomato. Top with a piece of fried chicken.
- Add additional sauce to the top of the bun and serve.
Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.