Healthy “Fried” Chicken Sandwich with Honey-Lemon Coleslaw

Don’t mind that I didn’t write “{Makeover Mondays}” in the tittle. This one is already long enough, so I supposed I’d skip it this time.

 

Hey, does any of you remember my last post where I told you that everybody was down with the flu at home and I was scared that I’d the bug got me and everything.

Now, guess who’s miserably laying in bed under lots of blankets cursing her existence and unsuccessfully trying to write a post about better days when these sandwiches were around and she was still able to taste them.


 

 

Yeah.

I could go for hours being whiny about how much this flu thing sucks, but I guess most of you are sick in bed right now and aren’t really interested in having me complaining, so I’ll sent positive vibes your way instead.

Positive vibes in form of fried chicken sandwiches, aka the best kind of vibes ever.

Thanks GOD that I made these and ate them back in the glory days when I was strong and healthy and my poor taste buds were able to actually savour things and not making them taste like poo.

 

 

Because there are so many flavors going on this, that it’d be a shame if you can’t taste it at all. These sandwiches are like the ones you’d get in a fancy sandwich deli store, only that they’re fresher and healthier.

You guys would never tell that those crispy chicken fillets are actually baked instead of fried and that the “breading” is actually oats. It’s hard to notice that the creamy slaw is actually made with greek yogurt and not fatty mayo. Besides that, I used center cut bacon instead of a greasier cut, but you bacon purists can go the route you like.

 

 

It’ll be awesome anyway.

Now add some pickles, sliced tomatoes, fresh greens, aged cheddar and more bacon if you wish.

((I know you do))

And a little bit of bbq sauce has never hurted anyone… Oh well, unless it’s squeezed straight into your eyes… Mmm, I suppose it hurts that way.

Finish the whole sandwich bussiness with a loaf of your favorite crusty bread and you’re good to go.

Sandwich heaven, everyone!

 

 

Healthy "Fried" Chicken Sandwich with Honey Coleslaw
Yields 6
Crispy chicken, smoky bacon, creamy slaw and melty cheese on crusty bread. Who would have told that the best sandwich you'd ever have would be this healthy??
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For the chicken
  1. 250 grams skinless chicken breasts (cut into 6 fillets)
  2. 1/2 an egg
  3. 75 grams rolled oats
  4. 50 grams whole wheat breadcrumbs
  5. 1 teaspoon ground parsley
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  7. 1 teaspoon ground garlic
  8. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1/8 teaspoon spicy paprika
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
For the slaw
  1. 1/4 head of cabbage
  2. 1 carrot
  3. 1/2 a fuji apple
  4. 1 red onion
  5. juice from half a lemon
  6. 250 grams fat free greek yogurt (really thick AND strained!)
  7. 2 tablespoons light mayo
  8. 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
  9. 1 tablespoon honey
  10. salt and pepper to taste
Extras
  1. 6 slices center cut bacon
  2. 1 tomato
  3. a handful of mixed leafy greens
  4. 2 sliced sweet gherkins
  5. 1 tablespoon bbq sauce
  6. 60 grams aged cheddar
  7. 6 crusty whole grain rolls
Instructions
  1. Whisk egg in a bowl and flours and seasonings in a different one. Dip each fillet in the egg mixture, then roll into the oat one and place it in a baking tray.
  2. Spray fillets with extra virgin olive oil and bake at 225ºC for 15 minutes. If they don't look golden enough, turn on the broiler and broil for 1 minute more.
  3. Julienne carrots, cabbage, and onion. Grate the apple. Toss them into a bowl and stir in yogurt, mayo, honey, mustard salt and pepper. Stir to mix.
  4. Slice bread half-wise, top with bacon and cheese and bake until cheese is gooey and melty, bacon is crispy and bread is golden.
  5. To assemble, layer some lettucce, sliced tomato, gherkin slices, slaw, a chicken fillet, bacon, melted cheese and a drizzle of bbq sauce on top of half of the bread and top with the other one.
  6. Enjoy warm!
Notes
  1. Do not even think of using greek yogurt that is not thick or your slaw with turn out watery.
  2. Chicken fillets are crispy straight out of the oven. If you let them sit for long, thay kind of lose theier crispyness, but they're delicious that way too!
  3. Drain excess liquid from tomatoes and gherkins or they'll make the bread soggy.
  4. Choose crusty sturdy bread: a softer one won't be able to hold all the toppings!
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I hope you had such a great flu-free weekend. Stay healthy, my friends!

Consuelo

43 Comments

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 27, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Now this is a fried chicken sandwich! I’m hungry for dinner and this would be perfect. Feel better soon, Consuelo! Try to get some rest so that you can get back to tasting delicious food!

  • Reply Danguole January 27, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Nooooooo! I was really rooting for you to not get sick. Rest up and take care of yourself, lady! You’ll be back in no time, making killer sandwiches like this one and enjoying every bite.

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

    This chicken sandwich is making me so darn hungry right now! And you put pickles on them to really make my heart pitter patter.

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well, hoping you get better in the next few days. Sending you good vibes!

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron January 27, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Feel better soon, Consuelo! This healthy fried chicken sandwich looks amazing!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven January 27, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Guess who is also sick in bed wished she had this sandwich in front of her??!? Wish we could lay in a sick bed together eating friend sammies watching endless hours of reality TV. Ahhhh how I wish!

  • Reply Zainab January 27, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Oh dear this is a CHICKEN sandwich I would like to get acquainted with and it would be a shame not to be able to taste all the wonderful flavors going on here. I love the coleslaw too. Feel better soon! Rest up and get back to tasting 🙂

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes January 27, 2014 at 5:16 am

    You had me at “healthy fried chicken”!! Love this!!

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) January 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Bummer, hope you feel better soon! I’m loving this sandwich–especially the carrot/apple/cabbage/greek yogurt combo in the cole slaw. I’m thinking this is something I could make for my hubby without telling him that it’s healthy. I bet he’d never know….

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.come January 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Oh maaaan, this looks great! And get better soon! I got the flu a few weeks ago and wanted to die. It seems like a particularly bad strain this year, or else I’m getting old and frail–because it was ROUGH. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  • Reply Johlene January 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hope you feel much better soon!!! What a sandwhich!! Your family must love YOU 🙂
    Hope you have a good week Consuelo.. Xx

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} January 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear you are down with the flu 🙁 Get well soon!
    Lovely recipe. These sandwiches really look like some you could get at a deli. Yum! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Oh, girl…feel better soon! I’m so sorry to hear you got the ‘flu bug’. It’s the worst to be sick in bed. 🙁 This is definitely must make soon recipe as it is right up my alley. Love everything going on in that sexy slaw, too! 😉 Thanks for sharing and have a great week! xo

  • Reply Monica January 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Feel better! This sandwich looks amazing. I love a super crunchy bread with chunks of good stuff inside. Great job lightening all these delicious meals.

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Man, I hope you feel better girlfriend! Being sick is the worst….not being able to taste food as a food blogger = death.
    But, these sandwiches look divine! Those photos are perfect…now to figure out how I can fit all that in my little face.
    I guess I’ll just have to faceplant. Totally ok with that.

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments January 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I absolutely love your healthier dishes. They always look amazing without sacrificing flavor. Chicken has to been one of my favorite sandwiches. Pinning for sure!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments January 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Amazing sandwich, Consuelo! I love the sound of that slaw with that fried chicken…yum! Have a great day. 🙂

  • Reply Kelly January 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Aaw, I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well 🙁 I caught something over the weekend too and hopefully this bug leaves us both soon. This chicken sandwich looks absolutely amazing! Pinning, love how much healthier it is and can’t wait to give this a try 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie @ Everyday Feasts January 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Oh no! Get well soon! It’s awful being sic 🙁 This sandwich looks yum!

  • Reply Laurel y Menta January 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Éste sí que es un sandwich de verdadero lujo, vaya ingredientes…
    Nos gusta mucho, sobre todo por cómo has logrado hacerlo más saludable..
    Mejórate y cuídate mucho.
    Un besito.

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen January 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Boo! Hope you are feeling better! Fried Chicken is my favorite! The honey-lemon coleslaw sounds like a wonderful complement to it.

  • Reply Erin | The Emerging Foodie January 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, Consuelo, these are brilliant! Oats as the coating?? And greek yogurt in slaw?? Sheesh. So so good. I’m sorry you caught the nasty bug, too! Feel better soon! Rest up!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    So sorry you are sick Consuelo…this flu is one nasty bug this year.

    This is my kind of fried chicken – love the oats and spices in it – and the fact that its baked is a major plus!
    Sending good vibes your way for a quick recovery!

  • Reply Mary Frances January 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Oh no! I am so sorry Consuelo! You at least can post amazing sandwiches! Healthy fried chicken? *ohmygosh* And lemon coleslaw? I am currently obsessed with coleslaw, but I have yet to try it on a sandwich. I’ve been missing out!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes January 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I’m vibing HARD to this sandwich… amazing!

  • Reply Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes January 27, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    This sandwich looks amazing, especially the slaw! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Oh man, hope you feel better soon Consuelo! Being sick and not being able to eat (or at the very least, not being able to enjoy eating) is the worst! This sandwich looks incredible. Like, I want to dive head first into the computer monitor right now and eat it. YUM!

  • Reply Cindy January 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I hope you feel better Consuelo! Being sick is the worst, especially when you can’t taste. Somehow, I think this sandwich is so delicious you’d be able to taste it even with a cold. The crusty bread and those layers of chicken and slaw…yum! I’d love to have that in my hands, right now!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou January 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Whoa Consuelo, that’s what I call a sandwich!

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I love that you use oats for the coating of the baked chicken! What a great idea. Baked is so much better than fried. Less cleanup too. Hope you feel better soon friend : )

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife January 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Oh my goodness feel better soon!!! I’m kind of flipping out over the sandwiches. Love the oats in the breading! Never tried that before, and I think it’s a great idea.

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner January 28, 2014 at 2:41 am

    The sandwich looks amazing and I particularly like the slaw recipe – love lemon! Hope you are feeling better!!

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures January 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Feel better soon! Yummy sandwich!

  • Reply Layla @BrunchTimeBaker January 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!! This sandwich is like so good! It’s lunch time now and I’m trying to gather everything to make it!

  • Reply Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen January 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Poor you!! are you feeling better already? This sandwich looks mouthwatering delicious!! Wow!
    xox Amy

  • Reply Ashley January 28, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    This sandwich sounds amazing! Especially that slaw. I still have been searching for the perfect dressing for coleslaw – I need to try this out! Hope that you feel better soon!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment January 29, 2014 at 2:12 am

    I’m right there with you girl! Sick, sick, sick, since Wednesday of last week. Went to the Dr. today and she told me there’s nothing to be done but wait it out. Ugh! I hope we are better soon! Hang in there!

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks January 29, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Speaking of sandwiches and what food we would want to eat if we could only have one type of food for the rest of our lives, I would definitely opt for sandwiches if they included this sandwich. This looks darn good, Consuelo!

    Now you get to feeling better soon! I’ve been feeling like I’m going to get sick on and off for the past two weeks. I usually get sick in January or February. I hope it happens soon…I’m going on vacation in 2 1/2 weeks!

    Pinned. Take care and get well soon. 🙂

  • Reply Joanne January 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick!! 🙁 Get better ASAP. And that’s an order.

    These sandwiches are monstrously awesome!

  • Reply bakerbynature January 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I hope as I type this your are already well on your way to feeling better?!

    This sandwich stole my heart!!!

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine January 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Being ill ain’t much fun and when you can’t taste anything… uff… get better soon! Lots of tea, honey and fresh juices always work for me 🙂

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    These sound unbelievable and I love those cute little sandwich flag things (i don’t know what they’re called!) Sending you tons of positive fried chicken vibes, hope you’re feeling better soon! x

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Feel better! I wish I had this sandwich here for lunch today!!! Yuuuuummmmmay! 🙂

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