We are excited to feature an over-the-top, pickle forward recipe created by Jess Bently of the Slice of Jess blog: Pickle Brine Fried Chicken Sandwich. Follow along as we show you how to upgrade your fried chicken recipe with the addition of pickles and pickle juice. For this recipe and more check out sliceofjess.com or follow her @sliceofjess on Instagram.
This sandwich is decked out
For starters, you brine the chicken breasts in an equal mixture of pickle juice and buttermilk. This combo both tenderizes the chicken and gives it a distinctive tang. As for the breading, brace yourself, there is a full 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in the mix. This balances the tang of the brine perfectly and also helps create a perfectly crispy caramelized crunch.
Brioche bun, Habanero-garlic aioli, and coleslaw . . . oh my!
Aioli: sounds complicated, is really easy to make. This recipe includes a habanero garlic aioli. It is divine. For a less heat and a little more color, whip up an aioli using Pearl and Johnny Garlic Beat Root Dip Mix with a cup of mayo.
The coleslaw recipe is simple. A pre-shredded coleslaw mix is made to feel more homemade with some red onion, jalapeño, and parsley. Then, it is simply dressed with buttermilk and pickle juice.
The most important Ingredient: Pearl and Johnny Pickles
In short, once Jess tried Pearl & Johnny’s 10-minute Pickle Kits she couldn’t get enough. This Pickle Brine Fried Chicken Sandwich is a beautiful work of art that showcases her love for our organic pickle kits! We are so here for it.