I spend more money on Popeye’s Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and Thai food than I care to admit. One simple way to lower my food spending is by cooking foods that satisfy those cravings at home. Here’s how I reduce two cravings in one meal with my favorite chicken sandwich recipe.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ingredients (per serving):
- 2 slices of overnight bread (or other bread of choice)
- Chicken breast
- A handful of mixed greens
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (or toasted stale bread)
For the sauce:
- 1 1/2 tbsp of (sugar-free) peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tsp of soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp of boiling water
- pinch of sugar (optional)
- Prepare Sauce. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and boiling water. Once it is well integrated and has a ketchup-like consistency, add soy sauce and salt. If the mix cannot reach this consistency, put it in the microwave or set it in a double boiler until it does. Then add soy sauce. Once the sauce cools down enough, do a taste test and add sugar if you would prefer it to be sweeter.
- Fry Chicken. Place breadcrumbs in a bowl. Set a pan with an inch of oil on medium heat. Coat your chicken breast in the peanut sauce, and then in the breadcrumbs. Then, slowly place your chicken in the oil. After 8 minutes, flip the chicken over and fry for another 8 minutes. Set aside and let the breast rest.
- Assemble Sandwich. Toast bread on both sides and spread an even layer of peanut sauce on one side of each slice. Layer greens and chicken. To avoid mess, cut the sandwich in half and make sure you have easy access to a kitchen towel or napkins. Enjoy!