Bloomin Fried Chicken Sandwich Outback

If you are familiar with the famous bloomin onion from Outback, then you must have an idea of what their new recipe for bloomin fried chicken sandwiches looks like.  The two dishes are prepared using the same breading, thus the similarity in their naming.

Ingredients for fried chicken sandwich outlook

  1. Boneless and skinless chicken: The restaurant uses chicken breast, but you can use thighs if it’s your preference.  You’ll need to slice them to pieces and pound them to make them thin and battered.  You may need to cook longer if using cooking thighs.
  2. All-purpose flour, cornstarch and baking soda:  A mixture of these three gives a lovely light and crispy coating that blends well with the buttermilk to give a delicious taste.  Avoid adding too much baking soda as it gives an unpleasant excessive salt flavor.
  3. Egg and buttermilk give the dry coating something to stick to for crunchy fried chicken.
  4. Cayenne, black pepper, paprika, thyme, seasoned salt, oregano, and cumin: these seasonings change the fried chicken from a common one to a bloomin.  The seasonings can either be added to the sauce or the chicken.
  5. Break or bums: for the sandwich.
  6. Tomatoes, lettuce and other sandwich fillings you like.
Bloomin Fried Chicken Sandwich Outback

Bloomin Fried Chicken Sandwich Outback Recipe

Bloomin fried chicken from Outback is prepared using a breading mixture of cornstarch, all-purpose flour and cornstarch and dipped in a mix of buttermilk and egg before frying.  To make a sandwich, you just have to add the bloomin chicken between two pieces of bread or a cut bun along with vegetables and other fillings of your choice.  If you desire to have this dish at home, follow our copycat recipe from Outback below.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 1630 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowls -a small mixing bowl for the buttermilk and egg mix and a large one for the flour, cornstarch and spice mixture.
  • Skillet -use a large cast-iron skillet so you’ll have enough space to fry the chicken.
  • Tongs. -use two tongs for dredging and coating the chicken and the flour and buttermilk mixture.
  • Whisk -use this to mix and whisk all the ingredients as per instructions thoroughly.
  • Spoon A spoon is helpful in stirring the ingredients.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast sliced thin or pounded
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt (to be divided)
  • 1 ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Bread/bun
  • Lettuce and tomatoes cut in rings/round shapes

Instructions
 

  • Take your sliced chicken and apply salt from both sides to season.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and buttermilk to mix.
  • Add the cornstarch, all-purpose flour, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.  After that, add the remaining seasonings: oregano, thyme, paprika, onion powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and garlic powder and whisk everything.
  • Take the pounded and seasoned chicken, and dredge in the flour mixture.  Shake off excess flour coating, and then dip the chicken in the egg and buttermilk mixture.  Put back in the flour and spice mixture again to coat and set aside.
  • Heat frying oil in a skillet.  Gently put your chicken pieces in the oil and fry for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden and crunchy.
  • Remove from the oil and drain excess oil.
  • Assemble the sandwich with lettuce, tomato and fried bloomin chicken.  Drizzle mayonnaise and onion sauce, cover the sandwich and serve.
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Nutrition information

  • Calories: 1630 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 106g
  • Protein: 70g
  • Fat: 102g
  • Sodium: 4100mg
  • Sugar: 15g

Conclusion

Bloomin fried chicken sandwich is a favorite to many.  The taste of the bloomin chicken is similar to that of the bloomin onion; the only difference is that with bloomin chicken, you’ll bite into a tender and pounded chicken breast.  The best thing is that you enjoy all this yumminess in a sandwich.  If you don’t have the time to order one from Outback or simply want to heighten your skills in the kitchen,  our recipe will give you a perfect bloomin fried chicken sandwich outback.