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Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Sandwich

A pickle juice marinade seasons chicken inside and out in this fast-food copycat recipe that requires only a fraction of the oil with the help of an air fryer.

Serves 4
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 20 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
570 calories per serving


> 2 (about 1 1/4 lbs total) medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
> 1 cup dill pickle brine
> 1 large egg
> 1/2 cup nonfat milk
> 1 cup bread crumbs
> 1 tsp onion powder
> 1/2 tsp black pepper
> Cooking spray
> 4 soft potato rolls, toasted
> 1 tbsp melted butter


> 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
> 2 tbsp honey barbecue sauce
> 1/2 tsp spicy brown mustard


Cut each chicken breast in half at an angle to create 4 thinner pieces total. Place in a gallon-size resealable bag, along with pickle brine. Seal bag, pushing out excess air, and place in a bowl or dish. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a wide bowl, whisk the egg and milk. In another dish, combine the bread crumbs, onion powder, and black pepper. Season with salt.
Heat air fryer to 350°F. Spray basket with the cooking spray.
Dip each piece of chicken into egg mixture, discarding brine. Letting excess egg drip back into dish, transfer chicken to bread crumbs and press to coat. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Place chicken into air fryer in single layer. Spray tops with cooking spray. Cook 12 min., turning chicken over halfway through. Increase temperature to 400°F and cook 3–4 min., until golden brown.
Stir sauce ingredients together. Brush cut sides of the buns with the butter. Place chicken on the bun bottoms, along with sauce. Top with the pickles and bun tops. Serve immediately.


Add dill pickle slices for a hit of tang.

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