There’s something undeniably special about the Chick-fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich – the perfect combination of crispy goodness, tender chicken, and dill pickles, all sandwiched between a buttery brioche bun.
But what if you want it on Sunday?
Don’t worry, I got you.
STEP ONE. Remove the tenderloins and split the chicken breasts into 4oz. filets. This makes 3-4 sandwiches.
The secret to the mouthwatering tenderness of Chick-fil-A’s chicken lies in the brining process and it’s NOT pickle juice. Sorry, internet.
To replicate this at home, you’ll need:
Chick-fil-A’s crispy exterior is a work of art, and you can recreate it with what they call their “seasoned coater”. For 3-4 filets, you’ll need:
The milk wash adds that extra layer of flavor and helps bind the seasoned coater to the chicken. For this, you’ll need:
Whisk the eggs into the milk until homogenous. Set aside or refrigerate if making in advance.
Now that your components are ready, let’s assemble the masterpiece:
With this copycat recipe, you’re not just making a sandwich; you’re crafting an experience reminiscent of Chick-fil-A’s renowned Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Invite friends, savor every bite, and revel in the satisfaction of recreating a fast-food favorite anytime you want. But especially on Sundays.
Life’s crazy, and there’s something incredibly comforting about a hearty, home-cooked meal. Today, I’m diving into that comfort food with a delicious twist on a classic dish – Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage. This recipe combines the ease of baked ravioli with the savory richness of sweet Italian sausage, creating a mouthwatering experience that satisfies both the craving for simplicity and indulgence.
At the heart of this recipe lies a robust Sweet Sausage Marinara Sauce that elevates the entire dish. The sweetness of the Italian sausage infuses the tomato-based sauce with a depth of flavor that complements the cheese-filled ravioli perfectly.
To prepare the sauce, start by browning a pound of sweet Italian sausage, removed from its casing, in a generous glug of olive oil. (Or use my basil compound butter) Add minced garlic to the sizzling sausage, infusing the kitchen with an irresistible aroma. Then, introduce San Marzano tomatoes, basil stalks, kosher salt, and chili flakes, bringing the sauce to a simmer. Let it bubble away for 15 minutes or so, allowing the flavors to meld into a rich, hearty concoction.
Here’s the hack. I use cheese ravioli as my noodle layers! The result is a delightful play on texture and taste, with the pasta pillows providing a creamy counterpart to the savory layers of sausage and melted mozzarella.
To prepare the ravioli, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook them according to the package instructions, aiming for that perfect al dente texture. Drain the ravioli, setting the stage for the layers of goodness to come.
Now comes the fun part – assembling our Ravioli Lasagna. In a baking dish, layer half of the cooked ravioli, followed by a generous ladle of the Sweet Sausage Marinara Sauce, and a healthy amount of freshly grated mozzarella. Repeat the layers for a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds dancing.
Top it all off with a dash of oregano and chili flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil for that golden finish. Pop the dish into a preheated oven at 400 degrees and let the magic happen. In just 10 minutes, the cheese will melt into a gooey perfection, and the aroma of the bubbling lasagna will beckon you to the kitchen.
As you pull the Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage from the oven, be prepared for a visual and olfactory feast. The golden-brown cheese forms a tantalizing crust, concealing layers of pasta and savory goodness beneath. Garnish with fresh basil for a burst of color and herbaceous aroma.
Serve this culinary triumph to your eager guests or savor it as a comforting solo indulgence. Each forkful is a symphony of flavors – the creamy ravioli, the sweet and savory sausage, the tangy marinara, and the gooey mozzarella – all coming together in perfect harmony.
In the realm of comfort food, the Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage stands out as a delightful twist on a classic favorite. This recipe seamlessly combines the convenience of ravioli with the richness of sweet Italian sausage, creating a dish that’s not only easy to make but also bursting with flavor.
Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner, a casual gathering with friends, or simply treating yourself to a night of indulgence, this Ravioli Lasagna is sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to savor the warmth and satisfaction of this comforting culinary creation. Just don’t forget the Parmigiano-Reggiano!
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