It’s true this sandwich takes a little work. It’s not as simple as putting some deli meat between two slices of bread, but the payoff in flavor is so worth the effort. The juicy fried chicken with the tang and crunch of coleslaw, the sweet bread and butter pickles and the zesty special sauce between two toasted bun halves is something you won’t soon forget. It may take a little time, but none of the work required to put this sandwich together is difficult.
Start by getting chicken breasts that are not too big so that when you cut them in half and pound them a little, they are a reasonable size to put in a sandwich. If over-sized chicken breasts are all you can find, try slicing them in half horizontally so that they are thinner to begin with and then cut each half into two pieces. Marinating the chicken in buttermilk does help keep it moist and tender, so don’t skip that step if you can help it.