Guys, you’re not going to believe this. Hell, I barely believe it myself.
Me, the non-cook just six months ago, made something from the cover of Bon Appétit.
I was so focused on getting it all right that I didn’t even take pictures of all the steps. But that’s ok; it’s a really easy recipe to follow. I did make a couple tweaks though:
For the slaw: I don’t like bread and butter pickles, so I subbed in dill and it came out just fine. But be careful how much fresh jalapeno you put in there if you don’t like spicy foods. I made it a day in advance so the cabbage would soak up the flavors.
For the chicken: OK, there’s no way the chicken on the cover is a breast halved crosswise—look at that thing! But I bought the thin sliced breasts at Trader Joe’s not knowing just how thin they’d be… well, let me tell you, it’s a step above deli meat. But we just put two on each sandwich, and it tasted great! I don’t have the deep-fry thermometer (and I thought buying one would only encourage me to deep fry everything) BA suggests, so I just eyeballed it. I imagine doing a regular-sized breast would make that more difficult.
For the buns: Is it just me or are Trader Joe’s bread products pretty weak? Well, except the pretzel rolls, which are phenomenal. I didn’t feel like going to another grocery just to get white buns, so we gave it a shot with pretzel, and I think the substantial-ness of the pretzel really helped keep the sandwich together. I didn’t warm the rolls with butter, like the recipe says; I just tossed them in the oven for a couple minutes. (This is already a not-very-healthy recipe, so I figured skipping the butter was a good call.)
Click here for the recipe.