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Super Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Sandwich – Southwest Style

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southwest chicken sandwich with corn chips and red pepper slices on white plate

There is one meal the kids and I can always agree on, and that’s fried chicken. There is something so comforting about it and, after a tough summer, our family could use a little comfort! With school back in session, now is the perfect time to get back to basics and bring back dinners at the family table. And an oven fried chicken sandwich is just the kind of meal that will bring everyone to our table with no complaint!

The thing is – if fried chicken isn’t cooked right, it’s not all that comforting. Bwah! The crispier, the better when we’re talking chicken. Am I right? I mean, give me the crispiest chicken EVER, and I’m a happy girl. If you’re of the same mind, boy do I have a tip for you! To get the crispiest chicken ever, I recommend you use Argo® Corn Starch. It’s actually the leading corn starch brand with over 100 years of quality and trust with many generations, so you know your chicken is already a step ahead when you add it to your batter mixture.

holding a chicken breast with tongs

Fried Chicken Secret Ingredient

Now, I’m sure you’ve already used corn starch a million and one different ways in your kitchen, but have you used it to make the crispiest chicken?! Sure, you’ve probably added this naturally gluten free ingredient to your soups and stews to thicken them or made a rockin’ stir fry with it, but now it’s time to add corn starch to your fried chicken arsenal! That’s right. By adding my secret ingredient, Argo® Corn Starch, to your flour, you’ll achieve a light, airy texture that is all kinds of crispy and leaves heaviness at the door.

Seriously…Get ready for crispy chicken like you’ve never tasted. This corn starch is the kind of ingredient that will set your fried chicken apart from all other fried chicken. And isn’t that what a secret ingredient does? It helps you serve up a delicious dish to your loved ones that they will ask for again and again! And that, my friends, is why I’m going to tell you how to make my family’s go-to oven fried chicken sandwich, no oil required. Thanks to Argo® Corn Starch, you don’t have to sacrifice crispiness even if you aren’t technically frying it!

Southwest Style Fried Chicken Sandwich

Oven Fried Chicken Ingredients:
4 buns
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Argo® Corn Starch
1 egg
1/3 tsp black pepper
4 pepper jack cheese slices
3 tablespoons water
4 chicken breasts

Directions:
Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts.
Dip them in Argo®/flour mixture.
Next, mix the egg and water and dip the chicken in egg/water mixture.
Then dip them again in Argo® mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until crispy.

Pico Ingredients:
1 roma tomato
1/4 cup white onion
cilantro for garnish
1/4 lime salt pepper

fried chicken sandwich topped with pico on white plate fried chicken sandwich with corn chips and red pepper slices on white plate on red placement

Directions:
Chop tomato, onion and cilantro.
Squeeze lime over the mixture.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Add to sandwich.

Avocado Spread Ingredients:
1 avocado
1/2 small can of corn

Directions:
Peel and pit the avocado.
With the back end of a fork, mash the avocado and mix with the corn.
Spread on the top half of the bun.

Southwest Chicken Sandwich Assembly

Now, this is how I like to assemble my Southwest Fried Chicken Sandwich, but you can layer things however you want, of course! On the bottom half of the bun, I add a slice of the pepper jack cheese. Then I add my oven fried chicken breast. Next, I top it with a bit of pico. And finally, I slather the top half of the bun with my easy avocado and corn spread! YUM!

southwest fried chicken sandwich on white plate with green floral napkin fried chicken sandwich on white plate on white table

So, now that you know how to make the crispiest chicken EVER with Argo® Corn Starch, who’s ready to get “frying”?

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