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Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich 

May 13, 2024
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Move over, green goddess salad—there's a new star in town! Meet our Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich , packed with all the flavor you love, sandwiched between soft bread. It's a whole new level of deliciousness!

Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich 

You're in for a real treat with our Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich! Think juicy chicken, crispy coating, and tangy green goddess dressing, all hugged by fluffy buns. And don't forget the refreshing crunch of smashed cucumber salad inside—it's a game-changer! Completely Dairy-free + Gluten-free option.

Two crispy chicken sandwiches on a wooden platter.

You've likely all heard of the green goddess salad craze, and I've definitely jumped on the bandwagon, putting my own spin on the recipe by turning it into dips, salads, a Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Bowl, and even a Green Goddess Mocktail. But I wanted to take it a step further and incorporate my Homemade Green Goddess Dressing into this Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich recipe!

I used my smashed cucumber salad recipe for that refreshing crunch factor. And the crispy chicken—it speaks for itself with that irresistible crunch. Add the sauce, sandwiched between two fluffy pieces of bread, and it's next-level deliciousness. The combination of textures is simply divine, and I guarantee you're going to love it!

The best thing about sandwiches like this one? They're super easy to whip up. The crunchy chicken texture adds a nice contrast to the saucy goodness. Plus, you can totally customize it—try gluten-free bread or switch up the fillings! If you love crispy chicken, definitely try Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders, Crispy Oven Fried Chicken + Crispy Southern Hot Honey Fried Chicken next.

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What Does This Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taste Like?

  • A burst of savory chicken goodness with every bite.
  • Comfort food heaven in sandwich form.
  • A delightful balance of saucy + crunchy.
  • Pure deliciousness in every bite!
  • Like a green goddess salad upgraded between buns!
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How To Make Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Putting together this sandwich requires a bit of prep, but trust me, it's worth every step! You'll need to whip up the crispy chicken, prepare the green goddess sauce, make the smashed cucumber salad, and then assemble everything between your favorite choice of bread.

Ingredients

CRISPY CHICKEN:

  • Chicken breasts. The star of the show. I like to use organic chicken for the best flavor and quality!
  • Herbs + Seasonings. Sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dried thyme, dried oregano + dried basil.
  • Organic eggs. Acts as a great binder for the wet marinade when coating chicken. 
  • Almond milk. You can use your fave plant-based milk or regular cow's milk.
  • All-purpose flour + cornstarch. Helps adhere the breading to the chicken and creates a light, crispy crust when cooked.
  • Organic cornflakes. Adds an extra layer of crunchiness to the breading, elevating the texture!
  • Breadcrumbs. Homemade or store-bought (You can make your own Seasoned Toasted Panko Bread Crumbs)
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SANDWICHES:

  • Multi-seed buns. I love burger buns from Dave's Killer Bread, but brioche, potato, or hamburger buns work!
  • Smashed cucumber salad. See my recipe here!
  • Green goddess sauce. I love to make a big batch and keep it on hand for the week.

SHOP MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR BAKING, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS SANDWICH!

Here, I’ve curated a list of baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods, especially with this Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Everything from whisks, blenders, knives, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

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Best Bread For This Crispy Chicken Sandwich

I usually go for brioche, potato, or multi-seed hamburger buns for this Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich, but you can use whatever you like! It's also fantastic with rustic bread like ciabatta or sourdough. And if you are gluten-free feel free to opt for your fave GF buns/bread.

Other Chicken Sandwich Ingredient Ideas

If you’re looking for more sandwich ingredient inspiration or want to just make this chicken sandwich recipe even more delicious, here are some more ideas of what ingredients to add:

  • Candied bacon
  • Add greens like kale + spinach.
  • Roasted veggies: Bell peppers, zucchini, chipotle peppers, etc.
  • Caramelized onions
  • Spread a layer of creamy coleslaw or guac on the bun for added richness.
  • Roasted garlic
  • Herb-roasted tomatoes
  • Homemade pesto
  • Sundried tomatoes
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What Goes Well With This Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich 

I like to enjoy my Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich on its own most days or at least with a very simple side, however, sometimes you can always spruce things up for a more hearty meal.

Therefore, I wanted to share a few more ideas in case you make this more than once and want to switch things up!

Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich  Q + A's

How to store?

Leftover cooked chicken breasts can be stored for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

How to make this sandwich gluten-free?

To ensure that this chicken recipe is completely Gluten-Free, simply substitute the breadcrumbs and cornflakes with GF-friendly ones. Also, you can substitute cornflakes with all-purpose flour for your favorite GF-friendly flour (i.e. GF All-purpose flour, 1-to-1 baking flour, etc.). Also, you can use arrowroot starch for a great GF-friendly option instead of regular cornstarch. Lastly, ensure that you use GF-friendly burger buns.

Can I make this ahead of time?

While the sandwich is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare certain components in advance to make assembly easier. For example, you can make the chicken, green goodness sauce + cucumber salad ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to use. Assemble the sandwich just before serving to maintain its freshness and texture!

Two crispy chicken sandwiches on a wooden platter.

More Delicious Chicken Recipes to Try Next!

If you are a fan of this Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich , you will also love these other delicious chicken recipes!

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Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich 

May 13, 2024
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You're in for a real treat with our Green Goddess Crispy Chicken Sandwich! Think juicy chicken, crispy coating, and tangy green goddess dressing, all hugged by fluffy buns. And don't forget the refreshing crunch of smashed cucumber salad inside—it's a game-changer! Gluten-free option.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serves: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

CRISPY CHICKEN:

  • 4 organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 2 tsps black pepper
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • 2 tsps dried parsley
  • 2 tsps dried thyme
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 2 tsps dried basil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup Almond milk (You can also use whole milk or your fave plant-based milk, if desired)
  • ¼ cup organic all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups organic cornflakes
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, homemade or store-bought (You can make your own Seasoned Toasted Panko Bread Crumbs)

SANDWICHES:

  • 4 multi-seed buns (I love burger buns from Dave's Killer Bread, but brioche, potato, or hamburger buns work!)
  • Spoonfuls of Smashed cucumber salad
  • 1 Green Goddess Dressing/Sauce

Instructions

TO MAKE CRISPY CHICKEN:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prep a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and a wire rack for best results.
  • In a large bowl, add the chicken breasts (cut into sandwich sized pieces by trimming ends) and 1 TEASPOON OF EACH: sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, thyme, basil, oregano, and dried parsley, tossing everything together until well coated. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes so that everything marinates. NOTE: It's always best to marinate overnight in the fridge.
  • In the bowl of the beaten egg and milk and whisk together until combined.

TO MAKE THE BREADED COATING:

  • In a separate large bowl, add the crushed corn flakes, breadcrumbs, and remaining 1 teaspoon of seasonings together and stir until combined.
  • In a separate bowl or plate, mix together the cornstarch and flour.

ASSEMBLE + BAKE:

  • Now, dip each chicken breast into the flour followed by the egg mixture (shaking off any excess) and then add it into the breadcrumb coating mixture-----tossing it around until the breast is well coated. Then lay the chicken breasts side by side onto the baking sheet with wire rack (about an inch apart). Repeat until all chicken breasts are coated.
  • Lightly brush or spray tops of chicken with olive oil or cooking spray and bake them for 30-35 minutes or until chicken breasts are fully cooked through and crispy on the outsides.

TO MAKE THE GREEN GODDESS DRESSING/SAUCE:

TO MAKE THE SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD:

  • Be sure to check out my Smashed Cucumber Salad which works as a great topping for these sandwiches!

ASSEMBLE SANDWICHES:

Tips & Tricks

  • GUTEN-FREE OPTION: To make these sandwiches entirely GF, simply ensure that the bread, breadcrumbs and flour are GF-Friendly as well as any condiments.
  • CANDIED BACON: To boost the flavor of these sandwiches, make this delicious version of bacon-----see my How to Make Candied Bacon recipe!
  • TOPPINGS: You can always add your favorite toppings as you please. See post for more options!
  • EGG SUBSTITUTE: If you'd prefer not to use eggs for "egg wash", you can always substitute with 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard or mayonnaise. 

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 5mg

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