A Summer Fried Chicken Sandwich Dinner

Also featuring cool cucumber soup, a salad of summer’s freshest vegetables, and fruit cobbler.

Whenever I get takeout food I always go for that Crispy Chicken Sandwich. I don’t know why but it has been one recipe that I’ve loved since I was little.

I’m a huge chicken fan, so I would always prefer that over a burger when I would go anywhere. Then we started making our favorite sandwich at home and never looked back.

This Crispy Chicken Sandwich Recipe uses minimal ingredients and time and it comes out crisp and juicy every time I make it and so I’ve always stuck with this recipe.

I love simple recipes, now you probably wouldn’t take a Chicken Sandwich recipe as an easy one, but it really really is, otherwise, I probably wouldn’t make it as often as I do!

The breading recipe is my favorite, it ensures that it stays on the sandwich and it is in fact crispy! Load it up on a bun with some mayo, pickles, and lettuce and I’m sold.

A Summer Fried Chicken Sandwich Dinner

I am aware that grilling dominates the summer. And trust me, I also enjoy grilling. But by the end of the summer, when the nights start to get a little cooler, I’m ready for something else. a little crunch and texture. Some delicious oil. That’s when I knew it was time to buy fried chicken sandwiches for my family and myself. Yes, heating the oil for frying may make your kitchen a little bit hotter, but the gods invented air conditioning, or at the very least, fans, for that very reason. You won’t even notice the sweat after taking a bite of these tender, crackly chicken thighs with sweet-hot butter and tangy pickles on top.

The rest of the supper, except for dessert, requires no additional heat and uses up your garden’s (or your friend’s garden’s) goodies. Start with a super-easy cold cucumber soup. Clean-tasting and refreshing, it won’t weigh you down before the main course.

Served with the sandwich is an easy salad you can adjust to what you have on hand. I like spinach, corn, and tomatoes, but you could swap in another green or even sliced green beans in place of the spinach. As for the corn, if it’s prime-picked, you may not even have to cook it. Just taste it raw, and if you like it, skip the boiling. A little blue cheese in the salad pairs perfectly with the hot (though not quite Buffalo-hot) chicken.

Finally, dessert. (Yes, you can fit it in after that sandwich, which really isn’t that big.) An easy cobbler filled with summer’s best fruit rounds out the homey menu. It’s simple on purpose because that’s what summer eating is all about—even when you’re not grilling.A Summer Fried Chicken Sandwich Dinner

Menu Timeline

One Day Ahead

  • Make the soup.
  • Marinate the chicken.
  • Make spicy-sweet butter for the sandwiches.

Three Hours Ahead

  • Make the salad dressing.
  • Take the butter out of the fridge.

Two Hours Ahead

  • Make the cobbler.
  • Prep (but don’t dress) the salad and keep refrigerated.

30 Minutes Ahead

  • Fry the chicken and assemble the sandwiches.
  • Dress the salad.
  • Garnish the soup.

A Summer Fried Chicken Sandwich Dinner


  • Ensure you two-fer this recipe in the flour, this guarantees the covering sticks and that it turns out overall quite fresh.
  • Utilize more modest chicken bosoms, assuming you need to manage them down, that is fine.
  • You can make this recipe in a dish or in the profound fryer, anything that you have is fine.
  • This can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • Utilize any garnishes you like, we like to keep it basic with mayo, pickles, and lettuce.
  • You can twofold or divide this recipe relying on the number of individuals you that are serving.
  • Try to wipe your chicken off, this assists the covering with sticking better to the chicken.


  1. MARINATE: In a plastic bag or glass bowl, combine the chicken with all the wet ingredients. Marinate in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  2. BATTER: In a shallow bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the oil.
  3. SLAW: Toss all your ingredients together!
  4. FRY: Heat the peanut oil in a frying pan until a speck of water sizzles across the top. Using tongs, shake excess liquid off the chicken pieces. Coat each piece in the dry flour mix. Add to the hot oil. Fry for 5 minutes on one side, then 2-3 minutes on the other side until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with a little more salt (to taste).
  5. ASSEMBLE: Build your ideal summertime fried chicken sandwich! I like bacon, Swiss cheese, honey dijonnaise, pickles, and slaw!

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