The Fat Tex Fried Chicken Sandwich3:21 PM
I love chicken. I love sandwiches. Back when I was in college there was this chicken place that served nothing but wings and chicken tenders. They had my favorite which was the Professor Plum. That was fried chicken tenders topped with a tangy plum sauce and mozzarella. It was the best ever. They also had a sandwich that was dusted with bbq rub, slathered in honey and then drizzled with bbq sauce. This is my attempt at that sandwich. Nothing is like the original but with this sandwich being a complete hit with everyone I served it to, I must say it is pretty dang good.
I made my own chicken tenders but you can use store bought or frozen.
If you make your own, you will need:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tbsp of Creole Seasoning or your favorite dry rub
1 cup of cold water or buttermilk
Vegetable Oil for frying
Clean your chicken and slice them into tenders. In a bowl mix your flour and seasoning. In a smaller bowl, fill with either cold water or buttermilk. Dip your tenders in your flour and coat. Quickly dip into the liquid and then back into the flour mix. Make sure to coat by pressing down. You can do this one more time. I flour mine a total of three times for a nice crunchy coating.
Heat your oil on meduim and once oil is hot, place your tenders in. Remove when they are golden in color. Place on paper towel to drain grease.
The idea of this sandwich is more assembly then recipe. My mom made a batch of bbq sauce in preparation for Thanksgiving and I snagged a half a cup of her sauce. You can use your favorite bbq sauce or make your own.
For the Sandwich:
BBQ Dry Rub
Fried Chicken Tenders
In oven toast your bread, before it is completely toasted, add slices of mozzarella to the bottom slice of bread. Allow it to melt in the ovena and remove.
Place your chicken tenders on top, sprinkle with a bit of your BBQ dry rub, drizzle your honey on top and then add about a tablespoon of BBQ sauce on top of that. Top with the remaining slice of bread.
And there you have it, a big fat tex sandwich that is HUGE and so filling.