How to Make a KFC Double Down Sandwich

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KFC Double Down Sandwich

The KFC Double Down sandwich was introduced in April of 2010.[1] Advertised as the first bread-less sandwich, the KFC Double Down sandwich recipe consisted of two breaded and fried KFC Original Recipe chicken breasts with a filling made of Monterey Jack cheese and fried bacon. The sandwich is topped by a spicy Colonel’s sauce, which was made from a secret recipe.[2]

Double Down.jpgFlickr: Mike Saechang
Offered by KFC
Customer service phone (800)225-5532[3]
Served as Main dish
Main ingredients Boneless chicken breasts, bacon, Monterey Jack cheese
Cooking method Pan frying
Similar to Chicken Breast sandwich
Author Selena Robinson

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KFC Double Down Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese[4]
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 3 cups peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk[5]
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour[6]
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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KFC Double Down Sandwich Recipe

  1. Begin by pan frying the chicken breasts. Pour two cups of peanut oil into a deep skillet and heat until sizzling.
  2. Pour flour into one medium mixing bowl, beaten eggs into another, and the buttermilk into a third bowl. Dip each chicken breast in buttermilk and then eggs.[6] Roll each breast in flour to coat it completely.
  3. Place both chicken breasts into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Use tongs to remove the chicken and drain it on paper towels.[7]
  4. While the chicken is resting, make the sandwich sauce. In a small bowl, soften the butter in the microwave and then combine it with the Dijon mustard. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.[5]
  5. Reheat the original frying pan and place the bacon strips in it. Cook until crispy on both sides and then drain on paper towels.
  6. Once the chicken has cooled, lay a slice of Monterey Jack cheese on one breast, then top it with the bacon. Pour half of the Dijon sauce over the bacon, top with another slice of cheese, then add the other fried chicken breast.[4]
  7. Place the entire sandwich in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.

How to Pan Fry Breaded Chicken

A video tutorial on how to pan fry breaded chicken, similar to the method of cooking breasts for the KFC Double Down sandwich


According to KFC, the Double Down sandwich contains 610 calories.[8] If you’d like to cut the calorie count, you could grill or bake the chicken breasts instead of frying them in oil.[9] You might also like to replace the bacon with low-sodium turkey bacon.

Also See: How to Make KFC Coleslaw, How to Make KFC Buttermilk Biscuits, How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken, How to Make KFC Potato Wedges, How to Make KFC Extra Crispy Fried Chicken


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