Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich is a marinated chicken thigh that has been fried to golden and crunchy perfection. It is served on bun with a thick sliced pickle and slathered with buttermilk chili sauce. The secret is in the simple marinade, leaving the chicken moist with melt-in-your-mouth flavor.



  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 11/2 TBSP sriracha
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 11/2 cups cake flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 6 large sandwich buns
  • green leaf lettuce and thick dill pickle slices for serving.


  1. Whisk the buttermilk, sriracha, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper into a medium bowl. Transfer 1/4 cup of the buttermilk mixture to a small bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise. Set aside.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl with the remaining buttermilk mixture. Toss to coat the chicken completely. Cover and let marinade in the refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the cake flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a shallow dish.
  4. Heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large dutch oven or deep skillet over medium-heat.
  5. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture than shake off any excess. Fry until golden and cooked thru, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet to drain.
  6. Divide the buttermilk chili sauce equally among the roll bottoms. Top with lettuce, chicken thigh then dill pickle slices. Add the roll tops and serve with thick cut fries.


Note – Reduced fat mayonnaise was used for this recipe
Note – for the salt-sensitive, all added salt may be omitted from the recipe. Add salt before serving if desired.

**Serving suggestion – make extra buttermilk chili sauce for dipping.


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh sandwich