Claire Makes the Very Best Fried Chicken Sandwich | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 29 June 2016
  • Bon Appétit tests its recipes until they're the very best. Food editor Claire Saffitz shares all of her secrets to making the crispiest, most flavorful fried chicken sandwich.
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Comments • 1 590

  • Scott
    Scott  1 weeks back

    I don’t understand this confident version of Claire.

    • AM Real
      AM Real  2 weeks back

      I'd remove the pickles but looks good

      • Abhinav Kannaujia
        Abhinav Kannaujia  2 weeks back

        Please make a video on how to make those pickles

        • Commander Shepard
          Commander Shepard  3 weeks back

          You had me until bread and butter pickles...

          • boldbileg
            boldbileg  3 weeks back

            Claire is legitimately SO hot!

            • NTH THN
              NTH THN  3 weeks back

              Ohhh so she already made this :o

              • Lazed Donut
                Lazed Donut  4 weeks back

                I really like the lower volume of the music.

                • Ultimate Troll
                  Ultimate Troll  1 months back

                  This is cool, but have you ever heard of....


                  • Izz W
                    Izz W  1 months back

                    Make some plant based recipe videos please!

                  • Cody Closson
                    Cody Closson  2 months back

                    Why are my feels mixed?

                    Claire: makes not a baked good.
                    Anyone: makes baked goods.


                    • friction btw
                      friction btw  2 months back

                      *cross contamination has entered the chat*

                      • Kevin 747
                        Kevin 747  2 months back

                        2 1/2 minute video that gets to the point with delicious results. Sure beats that fool Brad that took 15 minutes to show us his version of a fried baloney sandwich.

                        • elnubnub
                          elnubnub  2 months back

                          Was she smoking cigarette back then ???

                          • Aira Mae Revilla
                            Aira Mae Revilla  2 months back

                            This is not the Claire that I know. So many things have changed and I am glad they stayed on the theme they have now in BA Test Kitchen.

                            • Bread and Water F.Y.M.
                              Bread and Water F.Y.M.  2 months back

                              She didn't cry once... What's the point

                              • 덴
                                  2 months back

                                pls add subs to your videos

                                • Hamza Siddiqui
                                  Hamza Siddiqui  2 months back

                                  She looks younger with the silver in her hair

                                  • Ras Alghul
                                    Ras Alghul  2 months back

                                    I love Claire

                                    • rodya255
                                      rodya255  2 months back

                                      Yeeeeeah... ba's current format is way better. Also, Claire, seriously, think about it... Marry me :p

                                      • Jacob O'Leary
                                        Jacob O'Leary  2 months back

                                        god, their editing has changed so much (praise be!)

                                        • BubblewrapHighway
                                          BubblewrapHighway  3 months back

                                          Another thing I love about deep fried thighs is all the bits of fat melt and render out instead of remaining globby chunks of nastiness.

                                          • Rat_kinG
                                            Rat_kinG  3 months back

                                            awww claire 😘😘😘

                                            • turtlehead2
                                              turtlehead2  3 months back

                                              I love Claire.

                                              • B007
                                                B007  3 months back

                                                Refrigerate the chicken overnight?? Wont they become dry?

                                                • Godryck
                                                  Godryck  4 months back

                                                  aw baby she's a broken soul with gourmet makes

                                                  • Dwayne Mondragon
                                                    Dwayne Mondragon  4 months back

                                                    1 second in and I already hit the like button

                                                    • Daniel Cheng
                                                      Daniel Cheng  4 months back

                                                      Can we remake these videos but without the terrible music......Make a series out of that

                                                      • Erica Davis
                                                        Erica Davis  4 months back

                                                        I know this is an older video (2016) but does anyone know where I can find an apron like the one Claire has on?

                                                        • flyktus
                                                          flyktus  4 months back

                                                          whats with the background music? I can't hear her clearly..

                                                          • Chef Love
                                                            Chef Love  4 months back

                                                            Title should say Pastry Chef makes the Very Best Fried Chicken Sandwich like her other videos

                                                            • Cooking with the Blues
                                                              Cooking with the Blues  4 months back

                                                              Daddy Jack's Fried Chicken Sandwich, @yTwA

                                                              • Ellis Roundy
                                                                Ellis Roundy  4 months back

                                                                Can this editor cool it with the music, I just want to hear her talk

                                                                • Nick Silvidio
                                                                  Nick Silvidio  4 months back

                                                                  Look at this young innocent Claire!!

                                                                  • kingpinjunky02
                                                                    kingpinjunky02  4 months back

                                                                    Looks amazing. Cant wait to try. Boneappletits everyone

                                                                    • Tony Bonilla
                                                                      Tony Bonilla  4 months back

                                                                      I'll one up you on my own fried chicken sandwich

                                                                      • Jake Baker
                                                                        Jake Baker  5 months back

                                                                        Holy crap this video is hard to watch after BA's knowing how much better the current video style/ editing. Claire still pretty tense. Now shes just the boss.

                                                                        • JayTea
                                                                          JayTea  5 months back

                                                                          Bring simple videos like this back! It's a nice mix

                                                                          • bingbongboop
                                                                            bingbongboop  5 months back

                                                                            Wait... did they even show her making the mayo? 😕

                                                                            • MrLamigra1337
                                                                              MrLamigra1337  5 months back

                                                                              Women make the best sandwiches

                                                                              • Amardeep Marwaha
                                                                                Amardeep Marwaha  5 months back

                                                                                LETTUCE ON SANDWICHES ARE A BIG NO

                                                                                • Will Moffat
                                                                                  Will Moffat  5 months back

                                                                                  Tasty: *cooks chicken*
                                                                                  Viewers: 🤢wash it, season it how horrible

                                                                                  Bon Appetite: *cooks chicken*
                                                                                  Viewers: ❤️❤️❤️nice

                                                                                  • Payt Heff
                                                                                    Payt Heff  5 months back

                                                                                    She didnt leave those over night.. didnt fool me lady 😠

                                                                                    • JM
                                                                                      JM  5 months back

                                                                                      I have been working with making my own 'best' recipe throughout the years and I prefer a crisper out coating not a hard crunch. I realize it subjective but hard cooked coating is abrasive and just learned to dial it in with a hybrid-koraage meets whatever version of breading.

                                                                                      1 1/2 cups of double zero caputo higher protein flour

                                                                                      1/8 cup corn starch

                                                                                      1/3 cup rice flour

                                                                                      1 tsp baking powder

                                                                                      1 1/2 cups buttermilk

                                                                                      3/4 tsp chili flake [stirred into buttermilk]

                                                                                      Take thighs or salt brined breasts, cut length wise [long, central cut] filets, trim off any real thin edges and place into buttermilk into dredge and into 325 degree oil, turning up burner when chicken is added to maintain a level that never dips below 250 and never gets above 325 deg. This ensures a nicely cooked crispy, without being dark out coating. Cook until desired out brown and register around 162/165. Rest on wire rack over sheetpan, fine ground sea salt and pinch of herbs de provence.

                                                                                      Hot food on iceberg lettuce is a pet peeve and shocked there are "chefs" that still do this. Heat + lettuce = sliminess.

                                                                                      Buy a small head of light green cabbage, like candle pin sized head, halve it, wrap the half you arent using tightly in plastic [will last for some time] and cross cut fine julienne and toss with lemon juice, fine sea salt.

                                                                                      Toast a nice fresh baked brioch just lightly buttered, a soft toasting

                                                                                      Bottom bun, chicken, half a handful of cabbage and top. The cabbage does hold up to heat better.

                                                                                      Her recipe is very basic and simple and really not sure how such formulaic recipe could every be considered "the very best" because; it's not, its entry level and dare I say, a lazy time tested recipe that's been in most household recipe books forever and has eh results, slimy hot lettuce and the mayo is just heavy and not necessary---add a homemade pickle instead, but I use neither and it tastes amazing, isnt hard and crunchy/cakey and isnt as heavy as that one is.

                                                                                      • Justin Denney
                                                                                        Justin Denney  5 months back

                                                                                        Claire's > Popeye's

                                                                                        • Syltibob
                                                                                          Syltibob  5 months back

                                                                                          Oh look, it's Claire!! So young and innocent.

                                                                                          • Qbkiller
                                                                                            Qbkiller  5 months back

                                                                                            Mayo on chicken sandwiches is overrated 🤢

                                                                                            • llDartsll
                                                                                              llDartsll  5 months back

                                                                                              Omg i though Claire got a haircut but it was an old video lol

                                                                                              • Curtis John
                                                                                                Curtis John  5 months back

                                                                                                I'd marry Claire FO SHO.