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Crispy Chicken Sandwich garnished with red onion, tomatoes and lettuce on a white plate.

Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

These delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches are a  just like you get at your favorite restaurant. But, because they are homemade they are a healthier, fresher version you can enjoy anytime.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Dinner, Crispy Chicken Sandwiches, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Instant Pot Casear Chicken Sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 657 kcal


  • 4 chicken breast
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup vegetable or conola oil for cooking use a ½ cup per batch of chicken fried
  • lettuce and vegetables of choice
  • buns


  1. On a cutting board or even surface, cover chicken with plastic wrap. Then using a meat tenderizer* or rolling pin pound them lightly until even on both sides and the chicken is 1/2 inch thick. Remove the plastic and rub the chicken generously with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In three shallow bowls measure out the flour and eggs. In the third bowl combine Panko, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder.
  3. One by one dredge the chicken breasts in flour, then eggs, and finally panko mixture. Make sure you thoroughly coat the chicken at each stage, especially the last one.
  4. Heat up vegetable oil (about ⅓ cup for 2 chicken breasts) in a skillet over high heat.
  5. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the chicken in the pan spacing them so they are not touching.
  6. Cook each chicken breast for 3-4 minutes on both sides or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from pan on a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  8. If cooking the chicken in batches clean the pan surface after each batch with a paper towel.
  9. Prepare sandwiches with lettuce and sliced vegetables or other toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

*use the flat side of the tenderizer to flatten the chicken 

Nutritional information is estimated. Information will vary based on ingredient choices and serving sizes. 

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 657 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 226mg75%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 926mg26%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.