Brined chicken-fried yardbird grilled cheese sandwich with homemade aioli

- Opened in November 2015, Scrappy Brown’s is a neighborhood-friendly gastro pub serving the Houston Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Comfort food and craft cocktails with a Texas twist are served in a relaxed laid-back atmosphere. Guests can watch their favorite sports teams while enjoying dishes like gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, homemade potato chips and more. Fans of Lucille's restaurant and its owner/chef Chris Williams, will want to visit Scrappy Brown’s, his second restaurant in Houston.

Fried chicken grilled cheese sandwich


  • 2 lbs Raw Chicken Tenders
  • 1c Buttermilk
  • 3c AP Flour
  • 1c Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Ciabatta Loaf
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • Your favorite Cole slaw


  1. Marinate chicken in buttermilk with hot sauce overnight in refrigerator.
  2. Dip chicken tenders in Buttermilk then in flour.
  3. Add to 350 degree peanut oil and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the ciabatta bread in a large saute pan with butter.
  5. Flip over and start to assemble sandwich in the sauté pan.
  6. Slather your favorite mayo on both sides, top  with cheddar, blue cheese and provolone.
  7. Top with a crunchy, vinegary coleslaw and the fried chicken tenders.
  8. Pour on some hot sauce and close the sandwich.
  9. Flip sandwich over and continue to grill until cheese is melted.
  10. Cut in half and enjoy.
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