This spicy breaded fried chicken sandwich is easy to make, full of flavor, and it will please the spice lovers out there!
I have a couple of fried chicken sandwiches on here, but I wanted to do one more for now. The sliders are cute and of course tasty, and the jalapeno buttermilk one is delicious as well, but I wanted to do something very simple and nice and spicy.
It's not like buttermilk fried chicken is particularly complicated, but it does take a bit of forethought.
This chicken sandwich takes very little planning, uses breadcrumbs that you probably already have, and doesn't need to be marinated. A little peanut oil adds that magical touch that takes fried chicken to the next level of tastiness.
I used both sriracha sauce and chipotle chili pepper in the mayo. I wanted it to be spicy, not like when fast food restaurants promise spicy and it's actually quite bland. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I unfortunately don't do well with spice, but my husband sure does. This sandwich made my mouth burn, which was a good sign, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his sandwich.
As always, you can adjust the spice to your tastes. Kick it up even further, or tone it down a little. The smoked paprika adds a delicious smoky quality to the sandwich sauce.
Because I was going for a simple, classic fried chicken sandwich here, lettuce and tomato are the unpretentious toppings and go perfectly!
Questions? Leave me a comment!
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 eggs
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Flour for dredging
- Breadcrumbs (I used Italian flavored ones)
- Peanut oil for frying
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 4 buns
- Prepare the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
- Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise (I butterfly first to make it easier) so you end up with four pieces of chicken.
- Prepare 3 bowls - one with the egg, another with breadcrumbs, and the third with flour. Start with small amounts of breadcrumbs and flour and add more as needed.
- Heat 1/4" of peanut oil in a heavy skillet on medium-high heat.
- One by one, dip each piece of chicken in the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs. Add each piece to the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through and the breading is golden brown.
- Remove the chicken to a paper towel lined plate. If you want to toast the inside of the buns, simply place them in the same pan you cooked the chicken in for a couple of minutes.
- Assemble the sandwiches and enjoy!