Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

The Spruce
Prep: 10 hrs
Cook: 15 hrs
Total: 25 hrs
Serving: 1
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
4125 Calories
291g Fat
277g Carbs
100g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 4125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 291g 373%
Saturated Fat 73g 364%
Cholesterol 440mg 147%
Sodium 4186mg 182%
Total Carbohydrate 277g 101%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 100g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 1654mg 127%
Iron 18mg 99%
Potassium 1453mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Want to satisfy your salty, savory, sweet, crispy and cheesy cravings all at once? Look no further than this Southern-inspired brunch champ. Buttermilk fried chicken breasts are topped with cheese and served in a grilled doughnut. Be sure to bring the sandwich together while the donut and chicken are still hot to maximize the cheese-meets-sugar melty madness.


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  • Oil, for frying

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup milk, or buttermilk

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

  • 1 chicken breast, cut in half and pounded thinly

  • 1 glazed doughnut

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 slice American cheese

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oil to 375 F.

  2. Beat egg in a bowl with milk. In another bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper and cayenne in a bowl.

  3. Dunk chicken in liquid mixture, then flour mixture, then add to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and chicken cooked through. Set aside.

  4. Slice donuts in half, spread butter on insides and place cut side down on griddle until toasty.

  5. To assemble the sandwich, first put donut halves, grilled sides on the outside. On one piece, top with 2 pieces of fried chicken, a few dashes of hot sauce, add several slices of cheese, then top with the other donut half to close the sandwich.