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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6

Hot Italian Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Comfort Food


  • 1 package of Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Hamburger Buns
  • 8 pieces of 3 oz (90g) small boneless Chicken thighs
  • 2 cups (500ml) Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 2 cups (500ml) Buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5g) Oregano
  • 1 tsp (5g) Rosemary
  • 1 tsp (5g) Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp (5g) Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp (5g) Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) Onion Powder
  • 2 1/2 Cups (625g) Flour
  • 1/2 Cup (125g) Mayonnaise
  • 8 leaves of curly leaf Lettuce
  • 1 cup (250g) Bread & Butter Pickles


  1. Place each Chicken thigh between 2 sheets of parchment or plastic wrap and lightly pound to flatten a bit, then, sprinkle with Salt & Pepper, to taste
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Buttermilk with all of the Herbs and Spices until fully incorporated
  3. Add chicken and marinate 20-30 minutes or over night, in the refrigerator
  4. Heat oil in a heavy fry pan or skillet over medium-high heat until oil reaches 356°F (180°C)
  5. Put Flour into a large rimmed dish
  6. Do not drain off the Marinade
  7. Remove the Chicken, from the bowl and drop it into the Flour. The excess liquid of the marinade will help to create crunchy crumbs
  8. Dip the Chicken back into the marinade and then, back again into the flour
  9. Really work the flour into all of the nooks and crannies to build up a nice crispy crust
  10. Repeat for each Chicken thigh. Do not add all of the Chicken thighs at once
  11. Gently drop into the heated oil and cook 14 -16 minutes until cooked through and golden brown
  12. After each batch, bring the temperature back up to 356°F (180°C)
  13. Drain on paper towel lined plate
  14. Spread the bottom of each hamburger bun with Mayonnaise, then, layer with Lettuce Leaves and top with crispy Hot Italian Fried Chicken
  15. For extra yumminess, serve with Bread & Butter Pickles