Dairy Farmers of Canada

Cheesy Fried Chicken Bagel Sandwich

Marinated in Canadian buttermilk, this oven-fried Canadian-inspired chicken sandwich is moist, juicy and out-of-this-world delicious.

  • Prep: 40 minutes
  • Cooking: 30 minutes
  • Marinating: 8 hours
Yields 4
Cheesy Fried Chicken Bagel Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) Canadian buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs (about 5 oz/150 g each)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Canadian butter, melted, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Montreal steak spice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sriracha hot sauce
  • 4 oz (125 g) herbed Canadian cream cheese, softened
  • 4 everything bagels, split and toasted
  • 4 leafy lettuce leaves
  • 4 thick slices tomato
  • 4 thinly sliced red onion rounds
  • 4 slices aged Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Oka cheese, or your favourite Canadian cheese
  • 4 thick slices bacon, cooked and halved

Preparation

In bowl, combine buttermilk, mustard, salt and pepper. Add chicken thighs, turning to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Brush parchment paper–lined baking sheet with half of the melted butter; set aside.

In large shallow dish, whisk together flour and steak spice; set aside.

Dredge chicken in flour mixture; dip in buttermilk mixture and dredge in flour again. Transfer to rack set on tray; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or until coating is set.

Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet; drizzle with remaining melted butter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until coating is golden brown and instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 165°F (74°C).

Stir together maple syrup and sriracha; set aside.

Spread cream cheese over bottom half of each bagel. Top with lettuce, tomato, red onion, oven-fried chicken, Cheddar slice, Oka slice and bacon; drizzle with maple syrup mixture. Cap each sandwich with top half of bagel.

Tips

Substitute buffalo wing sauce for sriracha hot sauce if preferred.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 900 Calories
Protein: 51 g
Carbohydrate: 77 g
Fat: 44 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 2170 mg