The Lapule Sandwich

The Lapule Sandwich

Prep: 30 Minutes Cook: 35 Minutes Serves: 4 Submitted by:


2 pounds Chicken Breasts, boneless & skinless
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha
2/3 cup Finely Grounded Corn Meal
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Hamburger Buns
2 cups Green cabbage, finely shredded
1 Large Shallot, finely sliced
1/2 cup Cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 Garlic clove, grated


Step 1
In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups water with kosher salt, sugar and 1 tablespoon Sriracha for the brine. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2
Butterfly the chicken breasts (you should get around 6 fillets) and place them in the brine. Let them sit in the fridge for 2 hours.

Step 3
While the chicken is brining, mix the mayo, grated garlic, soy sauce and the rest of the Sriracha in a small bowl for the aioli. Set aside in the fridge.

Step 4
For the slaw, mix the cabbage, shallots, lemon juice and lemon zest in small mixing bowl. Season with seasoning salt to taste. Set aside.

Step 5
When the chicken is ready, drain thoroughly and dredge them in a mixture of the cornmeal, seasoning salt and cayenne.

Step 6
Toast the Hamburger buns till golden brown in a skillet.

Step 7
Toss the slaw with the cilantro leaves.

Step 8
With all the fixings ready, it's time to cook the chicken! In a heavy skillet over medium high, heat the oil. When it's almost to the smoking point, add in 2-3 fillets, taking care not to overcrowd them in the skillet. Pan fry them till they're golden brown and crispy on both sides, around 6-8 minutes total.

Step 9
Drain on paper towels and repeat with the rest of the chicken fillets.

Step 10
To assemble, spread aioli generously on the bottom bun and place a chicken fillet on top. Layer with the cilantro slaw and top with a bun. Enjoy while hot!