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The Voltaggio Brothers' Cold Fried Chicken Sandwich

A Modern Twist

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio also prepare a fried chicken sandwich on "GMA."
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

This delicious sandwich even has a side of homemade pickles. If you have a cryovac machine, this is a great recipe to get you started.


  • For the chicken:
  • 6 chicken thighs skin off
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • For the breaded chicken:
  • 1 box corn flakes ground coarse in food processor
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 chicken thighs portioned
  • 200 grams eggs
  • 50 grams milk
  • For the ranch spice:
  • 4 teaspoons dried onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon piment d'espelette
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • For the ranch spread:
  • 500 grams cream cheese
  • 75 grams buttermilk
  • 37 grams ranch spice
  • 3 grams salt
  • For the garnish:
  • Romaine cut fine (Julienne)
  • Gindos Hot Sauce
  • Ranch spread on both sides of bread
  • Chicken
  • Homemade Dill Pickles
  • For the pickles:
  • 20lb large pickling cucumbers
  • 500g fine sea salt
  • 3L white distilled vinegar
  • 9L filtered water
  • 315g cup pickling spice
  • 48 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 48 sprigs fresh dill
  • For the pickling spice:
  • 4 cups kosher salt
  • ½ cup caraway seeds
  • ½ cup fennel seeds
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • ½ cup crushed red peppers
  • Cooking Directions

    For the chicken:

    Place chicken in vacuum sealable bag do not overlap. Add olive oil, salt and black pepper to season. Seal bag, cook at 65*Celcius for 1 hour in a water bath. Once done, place on flat surface or between sheet trays in fridge and put some weight on top so that it flattens.

    For the breaded chicken:

    Make egg wash mixture by mixing eggs and milk with whisk. Coat chicken portions with all purpose flour. Then coat with egg wash. Then coat with cornflakes. Fry till golden brown. Season with salt. Cool down.

    For the pickling liquid:

    Bring the vinegar and the water up to a boil with the spices and pour over the dill and the garlic. Allow to cool

    Soak cucumbers in ice water for 6 hours. Slice the cucumbers 1/8 of an inch and season with the salt, should be salty. Allow to drain for 1 hour.

    Cryovac 500g cucumbers with 500g pickling liquid, ¼ jalapeno, 1 fresh dill sprig. Allow to set overnight.

    Recipe courtesy the Volataggio brothers.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: salt, caraway seeds, chicken thighs, onion powder

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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