I present to you the chicken hamburger, also known as a chicken burger. Who am I kidding? This is a crispy chicken sandwich, better known as a sandwich that is not just boneless chicken thighs between two pieces of bread. Let me explain.
A Crispy Chicken Burger To Enjoy
Making a crispy chicken sandwich is free! Well, technically it is not.
Truth be told, you probably already have the ingredients to make a chicken sandwich, and here you are struggling to find a chicken burger joint because it’s Sunday and you do not know how to cook a chicken sandwich correctly.
I am here to tell you, those days are over my friend because I will teach you the secret to having delicious chicken sandwiches every day of the week.
It is as easy as finding the boneless chicken thighs in your freezer, pulling out the all-purpose flour, some eggs, and seasoning.
At this point, you are halfway there. All you need now is to follow these simple instructions that I will provide for you at the end of this blog.
Is A Chicken Hamburger, Ground Chicken On Toasted Buns?
Let us address the elephant, I mean, chicken in the room. Some individuals may look at a chicken hamburger as a ground chicken patty in between two buns.
If that is your criteria for a chicken hamburger to be a chicken hamburger, then more power to you.
To me, on the other hand, if a piece of chicken is between two hamburger buns, then that is a chicken hamburger.
Furthermore, I will also refer to the chicken hamburger as a chicken burger, and/or a chicken sandwich.
Either way, throw that boneless chicken thigh on some bread and call it whatever you want.
Hot And Spicy Or Regular Chicken Hamburger?
A critical moment within the process of making your crispy chicken sandwich, or crispy chicken hamburger, is making it mild or hot and spicy.
For me, I like my chicken sandwich to have some spice to it. In fact, I like my boneless chicken thighs to be on the spicy side. Although this chicken sandwich has a little kick to it, the recipe is still mild.
I add pickled jalapeños and pepper jack cheese to this already delightful dish to spice my sandwich up. Additionally, check out the hot chicken sandwich if you want to make a spicier sandwich.
Are Toasted Buns Better For Your Chicken Hamburger?
To determine if toasted buns are good for your chicken sandwich, you must be aware of your preference for buns.
Of course, if you do not know your preference, then you need to try eating a chicken sandwich with toasted buns to determine if toasted buns are right for you.
What Is The Secret To Crispy Fried Chicken?
Do you want to know the secret to crispy fried chicken that will make the perfect chicken sandwich? Well, you came to the right place.
Although I have to warn you, once you know the secret, you will never go back to making flimsy fried chicken.
Truthfully, the secret to making crispy fried chicken can be achieved in multiple ways. For instance, Cornstarch is great for creating crispy chicken.
Concerning the taste, if cornstarch is not right for you, then you can always go with bread crumbs.
To get the crispiest results, drench the boneless chicken thigh in all-purpose flour and egg before you add the bread crumbs.
Last, but certainly not least, you can use the double-drench method. This will be the method that we use for the chicken hamburger recipe.
First, you drench the boneless chicken thigh in egg, then all-purpose flour. Repeat this step, then start frying your chicken.
For the record, you can use these methods for more than just boneless chicken thighs.
Try these methods with chicken breasts, chicken legs, or/and some good old fashion fall-off the bone wings, or at least this is as “fall off the bone” as it is going to get involving fried chicken wings.
Also, using these methods will result in crispy fried chicken regardless of whether you fry the chicken in oil, or if you use an air fryer.
If you decide to fry your chicken in an air fryer, go and check out this incredible air fryer wings recipe.
How Long Should You Soak Chicken In Milk?
This recipe does not involve milk, however, if you want to fry your chicken in that manner, then simply do this.
In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and then add salt, black pepper, and milk. Let the chicken marinate in the meat for 5 to 10 minutes, and you should be good to go.
Another method of soaking your chicken is by using jalapeño juice or pickle juice. By doing this, your fried chicken will come out extremely juicy and succulent.
Crispy Cooked Bacon On A Chicken Sandwich?
This recipe does not involve crispy cooked bacon on a chicken sandwich, however, if you want to add crispy bacon slices to your chicken burger, then be my guest.
If you have not realized already, chicken and bacon are a top-tier foodie combination.
Additionally, it does not matter that the chicken is fried, the bacon will always take the chicken to the next level.
If you want a delicious chicken sandwich with crispy bacon, then check out this recipe.
Another chicken and bacon recipe to try out is this spinach chipotle dip recipe.
The recipe uses chicken and pepperoni, and the bacon added to it reminds me of a pepperoni and bacon pizza.
Making The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Hamburger Recipe
Serving Size: 2
- 2 Pieces of Boneless Chicken Thighs
- 1 Cup of Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp of Hot Sauce
- ½ Tsp of Black Pepper
- 1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
- ½ Tsp of Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tsp of Salt
- ½ Tsp of Paprika
- 1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper
- ¼ Tsp of Garlic Powder
- 2 Hamburger Buns
- Stove Top
- 2 Mixing Bowls
- Stirring Utensil
Getting Started On The Chicken Sandwich
Put the oil in your skillet and let it heat up at a medium temperature for 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, put your eggs and flour in two separate bowls.
Add seasoning to the flour and hot sauce to the eggs. Stir the eggs after adding the hot sauce, and stir the flour after adding the seasoning.
Coating The Boneless Chicken Thighs
Submerge the chicken into the egg. Once the chicken is covered with egg, submerge the chicken into the flour mixture. Make sure that the entire chicken is covered with flour.
You will want the chicken to be double dredged, so repeat this step, then add the chicken to the hot oil.
Cooking The Chicken
Cook the chicken in the oil for 16 minutes. Halfway through, flip the chicken over. Once 16 minutes pass, remove the chicken from the skillet.
Creating Toasted Buns
Remove the excessive amount of oil from the skillet. There should be an estimate of 4 teaspoons left of the oil that will remain in the skillet.
This oil will be used to toast the buns at a medium temperature over the stovetop. Cook the buns with the flat side on the skillet for 2 minutes, or until toasted as desired.
Assembling The Crispy Chicken Burger
Add the crispy chicken to the toasted buns. Just like that, the chicken is ready.
Crispy Chicken Sandwich The Chicken Burger
- 2 Pieces Boneless Chicken Thighs Skinless
- 2 Whole Hamburger Buns
- 1 Cup Oil
- 2 Whole Eggs
- 1 Tsp Hot Sauce
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Preparing To Cook The Chicken
- Put the oil in your skillet and let it heat up at a medium temperature for 5-10 minutes.
- Put your eggs and flour in two separate bowls.
- Add seasoning to the flour and hot sauce to the eggs.
- Stir the eggs after adding the hot sauce and stir the flour after adding the seasoning.
Coating The Chicken
- Submerge the chicken into the egg. Once the chicken is cover with egg submerge the chicken into the flour mixture.
- Once the entire chicken is cover with flour repeat the previous two steps.
- Add the chicken onto the hot oil.
Frying The Meats
- Cook the chicken in the oil for 16 minutes. Halfway through flip the chicken over.
- After 16 minutes, remove the chicken from the skillet and layer the pepper jack cheese on top of the chicken while it is still hot. As a result, the cheese will melt.
Toasting The Buns
- Remove the excessive amount of oil from the skillet. There should be an estimate of 4 teaspoons left of the oil that will remain in the skillet.
- The remaining oil will be used to toast the buns at a medium temperature over the stove top.
- Cook the buns with the flat side on the skillet for 2 minutes or until toasted as desired.
Assembling The Chicken Sandwich
- Assemble the chicken sandwich as desired.