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Chicken Finger Sub Recipe

It's Matty Matheson's favorite so you know this shit is f-ing good.

by Robo Mart
Jul 23 2017, 8:00pm

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 2
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

2 1/2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus more to taste
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 pound chicken tenderloins
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
canola oil, for frying
1/4 cup Frank's hot sauce
2 foot long sub rolls, halved lengthwise and toasted
10 slices provolone cheese
2 cups shredded iceburg lettuce
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 jar hot pepper rings, drained
1 small white onion, thinly sliced


1. Make the blue cheese dressing: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, blue cheese, buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and set aside.

2. Place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate, shallow dishes. Season the flour with salt and pepper and, working with one tenderloin at a time, dredge the chicken in the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs.

3. Heat the oil to 350°F|175°C. Working in batches, cook the chicken until golden and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and toss in the hot sauce.

4. Assemble the sub: Spread mayonnaise on the inside of the sub rolls. Divide the chicken between the 2 rolls and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, hot peppers. Slice in half and enjoy!