Copycat Crispy Chicken Burger

The recipe for this crispy chicken burger is simple to follow, and it will result in a fantastic chicken sandwich that is crispy and delicious. It will satisfy your yearning for the crispy chicken sandwich that McDonald’s serves. One of the best things about it is that you can create it at home with ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

Copycat Crispy Chicken Burger


Over the course of the past few years, we have witnessed the competition between chicken sandwiches. The first chain restaurant to do so was Popeye’s Chicken, followed by KFC, and then all of the other chain restaurants, including Burger King, McDonald’s, and of course, the iconic Chick-fil-A sandwich, followed suit. It doesn’t matter which of these is your go-to option for a takeout meal; you can now create it at home instead of going through the drive-through window.

If you are a fan of the traditional chicken sandwich that is breaded and fried, then you are going to absolutely adore this dish. A juicy and soft chicken breast is used to make this crispy chicken burger. The chicken breast is then dredged in a seasoning combination and fried until it reaches the desired level of crispiness. The end result is a chicken burger that is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, making it an ideal choice for anyone who enjoys eating burgers.

What Goes With a Chicken Sandwich?


Those who imitate It is possible to pair the crispy chicken sandwich from McDonald’s with virtually anything. When one thinks of something to serve with a chicken burger, the first thing that comes to mind is almost certainly french fries. I adore these homemade accordion waffle fries or these baked steak fries that are crunchy and seasoned with various spices.

You could, of course, serve this with something a little bit different, such as a portion of mustard potato salad, a little bit of Mediterranean pasta salad, or even something like these baked zucchini curly fries.

It goes without saying that if you want to have a traditional takeout lunch, you must have a delicious copycat shamrock shake or a copycat McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry to go along with it!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided (3.15g)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (4.6g)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (1g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided (12g)
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk (370ml)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (4g)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (14.2g)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

For burger sauce

  • 1 tablespoon mustard (15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup (15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (15ml)
  • 1 red chili pepper, minced

How to Make a Crispy Chicken Sandwich

In a medium bowl, add the chicken breasts, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, the paprika, and red pepper flakes. Then, add in the buttermilk and egg whites. Stir this all together and set it aside.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. This is going to be your chicken coating.

Dip the chicken breasts into the flour mixture, then back into the milk mixture, and again into the flour mixture.

Heat oil in a deep skillet and place the breaded chicken into it, being careful not to crowd the pan.

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the chicken is golden brown and has reached 165°F internally at the thickest part.

Remove from the oil and let drain on paper towels. You can sprinkle with additional seasoning if desired.

Now, prepare your sauce by whisking together the mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and diced or minced chili pepper.

Toast the buns and then spread sauce on the top bun.

Add the chicken, a slice of cheese, and then the bun. If desired, you can top it with pickles, lettuce, tomato, or onion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a Chicken sandwich with chicken thighs instead?

There’s nothing quite like a chicken burger. Juicy, flavorful, and versatile, chicken burgers can be cooked in a variety of ways to suit any taste. And while chicken breasts are the most popular choice for chicken burgers, thighs can make for a juicier, more flavorful burger. So if you’re looking to switch things up, don’t be afraid to give chicken thighs a try!

When it comes to cooking chicken burgers, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, chicken thighs tend to be a bit tougher than breasts, so they’ll need to be cooked a bit longer. Second, because they’re darker meat, chicken thighs will also cook up a bit darker than chicken breasts. And finally, because they have more fat, chicken thighs will also produce more grease while cooking.

How Do I Know My Chicken Burger Is Done Cooking?

The best way is to use a meat thermometer. inserted into the thickest part of the burger, it should be 165°F at the thickest part of the meat when the burger is fully cooked.

Another way to tell if your chicken burger is done is to cut into it. If the juices are clear and there is no pink remaining, the burger is safe to eat. As with all chicken, it’s important not to overcook your burgers but still make sure it is cooked through.

How do you dress a crispy chicken burger?

You can dress this crispy chicken burger any way you like. Typically people add sauce and pickles. Then you can build from there.

Add lettuce, tomato, and cheese. If you don’t want to make the burger sauce, you can use just ketchup, mustard, or honey mustard sauce. It can even be made with barbecue sauce if you prefer.

Dress it up a bit with hot sauce, or even top it with crispy bacon. And, for an extra rich flavor, add sliced avocado or a fried egg.

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