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A chukar sandwich and fries rest on a table.

Chukar-fil-A Sandwich

Jack Hennessy
Inspired by and better than the ultra-busy fast food chain's chicken sandwich, this recipe can utilize any upland species.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 9156 kcal


  • 6 skinless chukar breasts, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 ounces each
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pickle juice from Vlasic Sandwich Dill Chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Peanut oil
  • Vlasic Sandwich Dill Chips
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pairs hamburger buns


  • Mix buttermilk and pickle juice in a medium mixing bowl and add skinless chukar breasts. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 2 hours but, ideally, no more than 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, heat 1/2 inch of peanut oil in a large skillet to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Toss each breast through flour and add to oil. Lightly salt and pepper. Do not crowd pan. Make sure oil stays around 400 degrees.
  • Flip once underside is golden brown. Pull once both sides are golden brown.
  • Add fried breasts immediately to bottom bun to soak up drippings. You’ll likely need three breasts per sandwich. Top with three thick pickles. Add top bun. Serve immediately.


Calories: 9156kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 763gFat: 610gSaturated Fat: 175gPolyunsaturated Fat: 131gMonounsaturated Fat: 252gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3016mgSodium: 4219mgPotassium: 7873mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5761IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 703mgIron: 42mg
Keyword Chukar
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