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Country Picnic Oven “Fried” Chicken Sandwich

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Category: Chicken Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food Makeover


Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep: 13 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 organic, pastured skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon organic Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 16 bread & butter pickle chips
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage coleslaw blend
  • 1/4 cup organic mayonnaise
  • 4 organic whole wheat burger buns
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Add the panko breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and the thyme to a large plate or platter. Season well with salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. Brush a thin layer of Dijon all over each side of each chicken breast (about 2 teaspoons Dijon in total). Place each chicken breast half in the breadcrumb mixture and flip, continuing until all sides are well coated with breadcrumbs.
  4. Arrange chicken breast halves on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Measure about 2 teaspoons olive oil and drizzle oil all over the tops of each chicken breast half. Cook for about 17-19 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are crisp and golden and chicken is cooked to the center.
  5. Meanwhile, to a mixing bowl, add the shredded cabbage, mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon Dijon. Season well with salt and pepper, and stir until well combined.
  6. Slice each burger bun in half and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet so that no two are overlapping. Measure about 2 teaspoons of olive oil and, using a basting brush, brush oil over each bun top. Sprinkle garlic powder (about 1/2 teaspoon in total) and sesame seeds (about 1/2 teaspoon in total) all over each bun top.
  7. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and toast until burger buns are golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Arrange each sandwich by placing one chicken breast half on each bottom bun. Add first heaping spoonfuls of coleslaw, and then tomato and pickle slices. Top each with a bun top, and serve immediately.