5 Tips for Making the Perfect Fast-Food Chicken Sandwich at Home

Recreate the crispy, crunchy fried chicken sandwich without heading to the drive-thru.

5 Tips for Making the Perfect Fast-Food Chicken Sandwich at Home

We all love a crispy and crunchy fried chicken sandwich from a fast-food restaurant. Is it possible to recreate it at home and have it taste just as delicious? Follow these five tips!

Brine the Chicken in Buttermilk Overnight

Buttermilk is a slightly acidic version of regular milk. Any acidic marinade -- whether it's Buttermilk, pickle juice, vinegar -- has a lot of salt in it. And as the chicken sits in a brine, the salt dissolves proteins in the meat's muscle structure, loosening it and allowing it to retain more moisture as it cooks. Brined chicken loses 30-40% less moisture than un-brined chicken. So this will keep your fried chicken nice and tender.



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Braised Chicken with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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