Indulge in the comforting flavors of the South with this Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich. Perfect for backyard barbecues or a satisfying lunch, this impressive Southern Chicken Sandwich is a sure crowd-pleaser!
Introducing the mouthwatering Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich, a masterpiece that combines the comforting flavors of the South with a tangy twist! This sandwich is a delightful harmony of tender, juicy chicken, crispy bacon, and a luscious honey mustard sauce, all nestled between two slices of artisanal sourdough bread. Each bite is a journey through layers of savory and sweet goodness-- It's the perfect chicken sandwich! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a satisfying lunch, this sandwich recipe is sure to impress both friends and family alike. Gluten-free option.
So after countless experiments and flavor combinations, I present to you the Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich. I've always been captivated by the rich and comforting flavors of Southern cuisine. So, it was only natural for me to incorporate those flavors into a sandwich that would transport me straight to the heart of the South with every bite.
Brace yourself for an explosion of taste! Tender chicken, sizzling bacon, and a tantalizing honey mustard sauce come together in perfect harmony, sandwiched between two slices of pure bliss, I love using sourdough for this sandwich, but Vegan Everything Bagel Brioche Bread is another dreamy combo if you want to keep it all homemade!
How To Make Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich
Crafting the perfect crispy chicken for the Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich may require a few extra steps, but trust me, it's worth every effort. From marinating and breading to baking, each step ensures a golden and irresistibly crunchy coating that elevates the sandwich to new heights of deliciousness. So, roll up your sleeves, embrace the process, and savor the rewarding moment when you bite into that perfectly crispy chicken sandwich goodness!
Organic Chicken Breasts. The star of the show. I like to use organic chicken for the best flavor and quality! Sea salt + Black pepper. Enhances the overall taste + balances the flavors.
Spices. (Smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried parsley, dried basil, cayenne pepper): Adds depth, aroma, and a delightful blend of savory and earthy flavors to the chicken.
Breadcrumbs. Feel free to use homemade or store-bought. They provide a crispy and textured coating to the chicken, adding a satisfying crunch.
Organic Cornflakes. Adds an extra layer of crunchiness to the breading, elevating the texture!
Organic all-purpose flour + Cornstarch. Helps adhere the breading to the chicken and creates a light, crispy crust when cooked.
Honey Mustard. Add a tangy and sweet flavor.
Almond milk. Provides a creamy and non-dairy option for the batter. You can also use regular milk or your preferred plant-based milk.
Sourdough Bread. Adds a tangy flavor and rustic texture.
Dairy-Free Cheese Slices (optional): Provides creaminess and richness.
Red Onion. Adds a sharp and tangy bite.
How To Make Candied Bacon
You absolutely can't forget the candied bacon! Its smoky, sweet flavors are the ideal complement to this Southern chicken sandwich. And the best part? Making candied bacon is a breeze with just three ingredients. Just brush the slices with maple syrup + sprinkle with brown sugar and pop them in the oven. See my How to Make Candied Bacon recipe for more details + tips!
Why Use Herb Roasted Tomatoes?
When it comes to herb-roasted tomatoes, you're in for a treat. These delightful morsels are not only quick and easy to make in the oven but also offer a depth of savory, umami flavor that is truly irresistible. The roasting process intensifies their natural sweetness and savory notes while the infusion of herbs adds a delightful aromatic touch-- A completely delicious addition to your sandwich!
Why You Will LOVE This Southern Chicken Sandwich
Southern charm meets sandwich perfection.
It's like a party in your mouth with every bite!
Crowd-pleasing--perfect for gatherings!
A delightful balance of sweet+ savory.
Absolute sandwich bliss
Is This Chicken Sandwich Recipe Healthy?
When it comes to my Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich, I've taken a healthier approach by opting for baked chicken instead of frying it. For me, it's all about finding that perfect balance between flavor and nutrition. And let me tell you, this sandwich delivers on both fronts! By using natural ingredients and preparing it at home, you can add your personal touch and enjoy a guilt-free, flavorful sandwich that strikes the perfect balance between taste and nutrition.
What To Serve This Southern Chicken Bacon Sandwich With?
Although this Southern Sandwich is INCREDIBLE all on its own--These additions really elevate this meal to the next level.
Can I Make This Chicken Sandwich Recipe Gluten-free?
Yes! To make these sandwiches entirely GF, simply ensure that the bread is GF-Friendly + opt for GF breadcrumbs.
Can I Customize The Sandwich?
Absolutely! The sandwich can be personalized according to individual tastes. Whether you prefer a spicier kick or a sweeter flavor, you have the freedom to experiment and add your own twist.
Can This Sandwich Be Prepared Ahead Of Time or Packed For Lunch?
While the sandwich is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare certain components in advance to make assembly easier. For example, you can bake the chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Assemble the sandwich just before serving to maintain its freshness and texture.
Can I Use Homemade Breadcrumbs?
Yes! To make your own breadcrumbs, simply grind 1-2 cups of cubed bread into a food processor until finely chopped. Place crumbs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 5-6 minutes in the oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Once brown + crisp, remove from oven and let cool.
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Introducing the mouthwatering Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich, a masterpiece that combines the comforting flavors of the South with a tangy twist! This sandwich is a delightful harmony of tender, juicy chicken, crispy bacon, and a luscious honey mustard sauce, all nestled between two slices of artisanal sourdough bread. Gluten-free option.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prep a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add the chicken strips and ½ TEASPOON OF EACH: sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, thyme, basil, cayenne pepper, 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 a bowl, add the milk and honey mustard and whisk together until combined.
TO MAKE THE BREAD COATING:
In a separate large bowl, add the crushed corn flakes, breadcrumbs, and remaining ½ teaspoon of seasonings together and stir until combined.
In a separate bowl or plate, mix together the cornstarch and flour.
ASSEMBLE + BAKE:
Now, dip one chicken breast into the flour mixture followed by the milk mixture (shaking off any excess) and then add it into the breadcrumb coating mixture-----tossing it around until breast is well coated. Then lay the chicken breast unto the prepared baking sheet. Do the same for the other breast.
Lightly brush or spray tops of chicken with olive oil or cooking spray and bake them for 25-30 minutes or until chicken breast has fully cooked through. Remove from oven and let them cool slightly before slicing them into 1-inch thick slices.
TO MAKE THE SANDWICHES:
For each sandwich, take one side of the bread and add a few slices of chicken followed by chopped bacon, roasted tomatoes, dairy-free cheese slices (if using), sliced cucumber, onions, and a few spoonfuls of honey mustard sauce/dressing.
Repeat until all sandwiches are made.
Once done, cut in halves (if desired), plate the sandwiches with your favorite side or chips and enjoy.
Tips & Tricks
GUTEN-FREE OPTION: To make these sandwiches entirely GF, simply ensure that the bread is GF-Friendly as well as any condiments.
HERB ROASTED TOMATOES:Herb roasted tomatoes are quick and easy to make in the oven and deeply savory and full of umami flavor.
HOMEMADE BREADCRUMBS: To make your own breadcrumbs, simply grind 1-2 cups of cubed bread into a food processor until finely chopped. Place crumbs onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 5-6 minutes in the oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Once brown + crisp, remove from oven and let cool. Continue recipe steps and store remaining breadcrumbs in a tightly sealed container.