A visit here is a lovely step back in time and you'll be welcomed whether local or visiting. Super crispy fried chicken breasts topped with pimento cheese and pickles all on a perfect brioche bun. Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more! I don’t even know if this recipe truly does justice to two southern staples, fried chicken and pimento cheese. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book. I gently fold the cheese into the mixture so that it is still chunky and the cheese is visible rather than puréed. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! Chill until ready to use. Love Kentucky? If you’re from Kentucky then chances are when someone asks where you are from, you answer with the name of a county. Yet, when I ask about specific details in said friends’ lives regarding visits to town or their families, his usual response is usually something along the lines of, “I don’t know. Served up with crispy fries and you have the quintessential Bluegrass meal. The next time you are in Hart County and in Horse Cave in particular, plan a stop at Wigwam General Store. Store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. You'll receive your first newsletter soon! Well they have a lot of things that annoy me, like a yearlong Twitter convo that takes up most of his time. Mike and his friends have this thing. Close the sandwich and repeat with the remaining ingredients. Copyright 2018 - Stefanie Bundalo. Heat over medium high heat until the temperature of the oil reaches 325 degrees F. Add once chicken breast at a time and cook for about 16-18 minutes, flipping a few times and until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Once the chicken is fried, add it to a wire rack with a paper towel underneath. Mike said he had never heard of it. Place rolls, pimiento cheese side up, on a baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Make sure to flip the breast to get it evenly coated. Serve right away. Heat the oil to 350°F. © Copyright 2020. Let the chicken breasts sit in the flour mixture at room temp while your oil heats up. You might think I am weird (wait, you probably already know that I am), but I totally even ate this cold. Horse Cave is a popular area for visitors for its attractions, and visitors need to eat! Dip the chicken into the flour, then the egg, then the bread crumbs, then the egg, and then into the flour. Pickles for me and none for Mike naturally. Thank you! Shake to combine. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Fold in the cheese, pimentos and green onion until evenly distributed. Of course any meal has to be washed down with sweet tea, which pairs perfectly with anything on the menu. Instead of continuing to be annoyed by the Twitter weekender convos, I decided to use them to fuel my creativity and blog recipes. It may not be the most modern meal, but it's a mouthwatering classic. by Kylie Mazon-Chambers. The key to the chicken is the brine and then patting it totally dry before you start with the flour, egg, and breadcrumb biz. Combine the brine ingredients (buttermilk, salt, pepper, paprika, hot sauce, celery salt) in a large resealable plastic bag. When ready to fry, drain chicken from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. One week, or actually for a few weeks, our one friend was telling Mike about pimento cheese. Place the fried chicken on top of the lettuce and top it with pickles slices and then the top bun. Pimento cheese is a blend of cheddar cheese, pimento peppers, mayo and cream cheese. When the tomatoes are done, add 2-3 slices between a slices of bacon jam bread and a slice of pimento cheese bread. Spread 2 tablespoons of the pimento cheese mixture on the bottom half of each of the buns and top with a piece of the fried chicken, bacon, tomato and lettuce. Skinless Chicken Breasts (on the thinner side), Happy National Sandwich Day – Le Croque Madame Sandwich, Strawberry-Red Wine Jam & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Build sandwiches with rolls, cooked bacon, and fried green tomatoes. Add chicken. Get more stories delivered right to your email. Hot, fried chicken breasts on a brioche bun with melty pimento cheese slathered all over. Dave Greber is an award-winning anchor and reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. I’m still fairly new to the whole pimento cheese thing – it’s definitely more of a Southern custom and I am a Jersey girl - but after trying this cheese spread on top of a crispy piece of chicken and light and airy brioche bread you will be addicted too. It’s an addicting spread – I had to refrain from eating the pimento cheese with my hands as I was making it (I’m a savage!).