Thursday, July 2, 2015

Baked Breaded Chicken Sandwiches - Oven or Grilling Recipe

Baked breaded chicken seasoned with buttermilk marinade results in the juiciest chicken sandwiches ever. Make this recipe for dinner tonight!
Grilled Breaded Chicken Sandwich topped with pickles and red onion, on white plate

Boneless chicken breast marinated in a perfectly seasoned buttermilk mixture, breaded and cooked to perfection in the oven or on a grill.
This results in the most flavorful moist crispy chicken sandwich you have ever eaten.

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Chad and I love chicken sandwiches.  Truth be told I could probably eat a good breaded chicken sandwich every night and be completely happy about it. 

I love the crispy coating and the tender chicken inside. This recipe was created to pacify my need to have breaded chicken sandwiches and the desire not to have to get it at a restaurant.

Marinade for Baked Breaded Chicken

This recipe starts with an incredible buttermilk marinade for the chicken. After marinating for 30 minutes, the chicken has a nice coating.

Leaving it overnight creates even more amazing flavor. A dip in the bread crumbs and a spray with olive oil makes this chicken perfectly ready for the grill or the oven.

photo collage shows how to make baked breaded chicken sandwiches

How to make baked breaded chicken sandwiches:

  • To bake instead of grill - Set oven to broil.  Place chicken (on baking sheet) in oven and bake 4-6 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Remove from oven when cooked through.

What you will need to make this chicken recipe:

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crispy chicken sandwich on sesame seed bun sitting on white plate

Yield: 4

Baked Breaded Chicken Sandwiches - for oven or grilling

Baked breaded chicken seasoned with buttermilk marinade results in the juiciest chicken sandwiches ever. Make this recipe for dinner tonight!


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Olive oil spray (non propellant)
Sandwich Fixins
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 4 red onion slices
  • 4 dill pickle slices
  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise


How to grill breaded chicken sandwiches
  1. Combine milk and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside and allow to thicken for 5 minutes. Add garlic, onion, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the milk mixture and whisk until combined.
  2. Place chicken breast in a resealable 1 gallon plastic zip top bag. Add milk mixture, seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight.
  3. Preheat grill to medium. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  4. Combine Panko, Italian bread crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large flat bowl. Whisk to combine. One at a time, place chicken breast into bread crumb seasoning, flip to coat completely and press bread crumbs into chicken if necessary. Repeat until you have a nice thick coating on each breast. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet.
  5. Spray each breast liberally with olive oil on each side.
  6. Grill chicken for 4-6 minutes per side, with the grill closed, until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Spread mayo on bottom half of bun. Add lettuce. Place chicken on top and add onion and pickle.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
  1. To bake instead of grill - Set oven to broil. Place chicken (on baking sheet) in oven and bake 4-6 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from oven when cooked through.

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  1. oh I am so baking and grilling this baby! Baking during the week and making hubby grill it on the weekend! Great sandwich

  2. I didn't comment there because I don't want to sign up for an account but this looks fantastic! Congrats on the gig too!

  3. This looks amazing! I'm happy that it can be done in the oven and not grilled as we live in an apartment. So no grill. I bought some chicken today so I think I'll be making this in the next few days. :)

  4. Wow this looks so good. Love a good sandwich. Thanks for sharing.


  5. I'm confused... Does the chicken go directly on the grill, or on a baking sheet on the grill?


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