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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.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich is a marinated chicken thigh that has been fried to golden and crunchy perfection.

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.

Make a spicy fried chicken sandwich with this recipe and you will be second guessing getting in that fast food line forever. And talk about fast…this is one quick is quick and easy to prepare recipe.

One must around our house is food must have tons of flavor, so I add lots of spices to most of my meat dishes. Using different cuts of meat is another way to add flavor. The first time I made this fried chicken sandwich I used chicken breasts. It was super tasty and got rave reviews, and if you love chicken breasts the sandwich is perfectly fine.  However, chicken thighs have so much more  more flavor, so now that’s the standard me for this recipe.

It’s so easy…just mix up an easy marinade and make a quick sauce. Then dredge the chicken in flour and fry.  Throw frozen potatoes in the oven while the chicken is cooking and there you have have a complete meal. Honestly, this sandwich is spicy, but it’s not overpowering.

If you’re looking for sandwich recipes with loads of flavor, you should try our reader favorites like Easy Italian Panini, Mini Grilled Pepper Cheese with Apples, and Buffalo Chicken Cheese Sliders.

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.
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Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Marinated chicken thigh fried until golden served on bun with thick sliced pickles and slathered with buttermilk chili sauce.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 592kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 6 large sandwich buns
  • green leaf lettuce and thick dill pickle slices for serving.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk together the buttermilk and sriracha. Transfer 1/4 cup of the buttermilk mixture to a small bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise. Set aside.
  • Into a large bowl, add the chicken and remaining buttermilk mixture. Toss to coat the chicken completely. Cover and let marinade in the refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large dutch oven or deep skillet over medium-heat.
  • Combine the flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a shallow dish. One at a time, remove chicken from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off, then dredge in the flour mixture. Set on a wire rack until all pieces are coated.
  • Working in batches, drop chicken into hot oil until until golden and cooked thru, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet to drain.
  • 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.

NOTES

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.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 759mg33%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 133IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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