Making Your Own Chicken Po Boy Sandwich Recipe

Chicken po boy sandwich recipe is a classic and very famous Louisiana staple. It takes special French breadsticks, which are fluffy inside and light in the middle, and offers an amazingly crispy exterior. These classy sandwiches were previously made using scraps and served to the working-class people. Thus, it also had a then famous name, the poor buy.

However, now, people use local southern seafood or other types of seafood in the Southern area to make this dish. The mix of dark and light meat makes it very special there. It has got different variations as well. For example, you can use creole mustard if you want to get a fancy mustard texture. I have tried all the variations. But today, we will try the most popular variation of this recipe, which you can also call America’s favorite chicken po boy sandwich.

If you want to enjoy a great mix of chicken recipes, you can try the san tung chicken wings recipe and buffalo chicken jerky recipe as well. But for now, let’s move to our today’s recipe. This recipe requires a 48-hour preparation period and only 25 minutes to finish cooking.


  • Raw chicken (1 cup; coarsely chopped, dark and light meat)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (1 cup)
  • Shredded lettuce (1/2 cup)
  • French Bread Stick (1 piece)
  • Dill Pickle Chips (8 chips)
  • Hot sauce (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Mayonnaise (2 tablespoons)
  • Tomato (4 slices)
  • To taste, salt
  • To fry, oil


  • At first, you have to brine the raw chicken. Take a container, preferably sealable, add chicken, buttermilk, and hot sauce into the container, and stir to mix the ingredients. Then seal the container tightly and give at least 35 hours to sit properly.  It takes about 48 hours to get the best texture of chicken but giving it 24 hours will do the job.
  • Now, prepare the sandwich, take a shallow dish, put flour and a suitable amount of salt in the dish, and stir to mix up well.
  • Heat the oil at 260-degree Fahrenheit over your skillet. Take the chicken nugget out of the brine at the same time and place it in another shallow dish. Then, dredge the nuggets using flour, dip them in the buttermilk and put them back into the flour.
  • Get rid of the excessive oil and place the nuggets in the oil over the skillet. Keep frying until the nuggets get golden brown color on the edges. At the same time, the chicken chunks will get crispy and will be fully cooked.  Then remove the chunks from the oil and place them over a paper towel.
  • Slice the top third of the Italian bread and make a little space in the bottom to third. Pour the hollow part with mayo, chicken pickles, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. You can add more mayo and sprinkle salt over the bread as per your preference to bring variation to your Chicken po boy sandwich recipe.
  • To finish off, place the top third back over the bread and serve the way you like. 

Nutrition Value

This recipe is very rich in Sodium, Potassium, each measuring 3256mg and 1317mg per serving. Besides, if you need something calcium-rich, this recipe is a blessing for you.

Nutrient Fact (6-servings)ValueDaily Value
Dietary Fiber9g21%
Total Fat119g153%
Saturated Fat15g77 %
Vitamin A Iu34.9IU1 %
Niacin Equivalents10.9mg84 %
Vitamin B60.4mg22 %
Vitamin C19mg95%
Calcium448mg7 %
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

Recipe Variations

As already discussed, you can bring variation to this recipe by southern seafood and bringing a mix of light and dark meaty texture.

You can also bring a fancy mustard texture by using creole mustard.

The Chicken po boy sandwich recipe is a mouth-watering and famous alternative of the traditional and classic Louisiana sandwich recipe. This chicken po boy recipe will offer you top-notch texture with a healthy mix of French bread sticks and brined chicken nuggets. Try this right now and enjoy the traditional and classic Louisiana sandwich taste!

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