Southern Fried Chicken BLT

Southern Fried Chicken BLT
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Southern Fried Chicken BLT

Brie Williams

Southern Fried Chicken BLT

Coated in buttermilk and fried until crisp, Southern-style fried chicken is the perfect partner in crime for bacon. A tangy spread of Dijon mustard-inflected mayonnaise keeps the richness of each bite in check and complements the flavors in the sandwich nicely.

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For the dijonnaise

Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.

For the sandwich

Place the chicken in a small nonreactive bowl and cover with the buttermilk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to marinate overnight or for at least 1 hour.

In a cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, transferring to paper towels when done. Add the canola oil to the bacon drippings in the skillet and increase the heat to medium or 350 degrees, until the oil begins to bubble.

In a second bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, mixing thoroughly. With kitchen tongs, remove the chicken breasts from the buttermilk and dredge in the dry ingredient mixture until the chicken is completely coated. Carefully place the chicken, using tongs, into the hot oil and brown until the breast is golden brown and crispy, for about 5 minutes per side.

Remove the chicken from the hot oil and drain on paper towels. Slice the rolls in half and lightly butter each side before placing butter side down in a sauté pan or skillet over medium heat until grilled.

For each sandwich: On the bottom roll, put 1 teaspoon of the dijonnaise, then layer on some lettuce. Place 1 more teaspoon of the dijonnaise on top of the lettuce and alternate the dijonnaise with the remaining ingredients in this order: tomato, chicken, and bacon. Cover with the top half of the hoagie roll. Repeat to make the other sandwich.


Calories per serving:

2,256 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 162g 250%
  • Carbs 127g 42%
  • Saturated 22g 110%
  • Fiber 7g 26%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 86g
  • Polyunsaturated 37g
  • Protein 71g 142%
  • Cholesterol 188mg 63%
  • Sodium 2,740mg 114%
  • Calcium 422mg 42%
  • Magnesium 129mg 32%
  • Potassium 1,414mg 40%
  • Iron 7mg 41%
  • Zinc 4mg 30%
  • Phosphorus 850mg 121%
  • Vitamin A 112µg 12%
  • Vitamin C 11mg 18%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 101%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 82%
  • Niacin (B3) 28mg 139%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 87%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 279µg 70%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 20%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 22mg 109%
  • Vitamin K 89µg 111%
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