Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo
A juicy, pan-fried chicken breast along with lettuce, red onion and a spicy spread made from mayo, sriracha, honey and fresh cilantro turns up the heat on a simple chicken sandwich, making it a memorable weeknight meal you'll want to make again and again.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1/2-inch thick)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of cayenne
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil
- Green leaf lettuce
- Thinly-sliced red onion
- 4 soft rolls, sliced
For the Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo:
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 to 3 teaspoons sriracha (or more to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Prepare the Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo by combining the mayonnaise, honey, 2 teaspoons of the sriracha and cilantro in a small bowl. Taste and add more sriracha if desired. Set aside.
- Whisk the egg and milk together in a pie plate or other shallow dish. Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper and spread on a dinner plate or sheet of wax paper.
- Dip each piece of chicken first in the egg, then in the crumb mixture, pressing lightly to be sure the crumbs adhere well.
- Add about 1/8-inch of vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook until the crumb coating is golden brown and the interior is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate. Divide the mayo mixture between the four rolls and add a layer of lettuce and red onion to each. Top with chicken and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 685 Total Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 31g Cholesterol: 164mg Sodium: 820mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 45g