Buy better bread. Not trying to bread shame you. Crunchy sourdough is fucking amazing. We buy both ALDI sliced loaves and the boules. I prefer the sliced loaves. Keeps your sammies uniformed, whereas the boule gives you a bunch of varying length sammies.
So a local high-end breakfast place serves a breakfast sandwich called the "durty burd". It's a whole bunch of strong flavors and textures thrown together, but it works. And It's won a couple of local food/restaurant awards.
I've managed to make a pretty good copy of it.
(1) Marinate the chicken
2c buttermilk (or 2c milk + 2tbsp lemon juice)
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried sage
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 dozen chicken thighs, flattened to 1/4"-3/8" thickness. Or cut chicken breasts in half and flatten them.
(2) Make buffalo red-eye sauce.
1/2c coffee (it's a dominant part of the flavor, use whatever coffee you enjoy)
1/4c each sugar, corn syrup, ketchup
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp Grace scotch bonnet sauce. Suggest adding this at the end and adjusting it.
Mix in a saucepan, reduce 'till it's sticky.
(3) Fry the chicken.
2c bread flour
1/2c egg whites
2c Cool Ranch doritos crushed so they're the size of bread crumbs + 1/2c bread flour, whisked together.
Dredge the chicken in bread flour. Let it sit in the flour for a while for some good gluten bondage between the chicken and the flour.
Dip in the egg whites, then coat with doritos. Let it sit for ~5 minutes on some parchment before you fry it, for good breading bondage.
Heat up about 1/8" of oil in the bottom of a cast iron pan and fry 'em up.
(4) Throw your sandwiches together. Top to bottom:
top bun of an english muffin, toasted and brushed with ranch dressing.
2 eggs, fried or poached over easy. Yolk dripping over everything and making a huge mess is part of the durty burd experience.
2 strips half decent bacon. Go for something smoky to bring that to the flavor party, like applewood smoked.
Havarti strips (gouda works too, gotta be a soft cheese)
Fried chicken, brushed on both sides with lots of red eye sauce
Guacamole, or just cut up an avocado and throw it on there.
... and know what? I did all this today and didn't take a fucking picture of it.