Honey Mustard Fried Chicken Sliders

makes 6

recipe adapted fromĀ Easy Gourmet: Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook

for the chicken coating:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

for the buttermilk coating:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

for the fried chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into six even pieces
  • grape seed oil for pan

for the sliders:

  • 6 brioche slider buns
  • 6 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • handful of arugula
  • 6 slices heirloom tomato
  • 12 sliced pickles
  • 6 slices aged white cheddar

In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken breast pieces into the flour mix, then buttermilk, then flour again. Rest the coated pieces on a plate while your oil is heating up.

Pour 1/2 inch of oil into a large heavy skilled and heat the oil over medium heat until temperature reaches 350F.

Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from the oil and drain on a rack.

Toast the buns. Spread a tablespoon of mustard on the bottom of each bun and drizzle honey on the top buns. Place arugula on top of mustard, followed by a sliced tomato and pickles. Top with fried chicken, and a slice of cheese. Top each sandwich with the top bun and enjoy immediately.