Few things in life are as universally loved as a perfectly crafted fried chicken sandwich. Whether you're craving something crispy, juicy, or utterly satisfying, this recipe has you covered. Skip the fast food lines and create a mouth-watering, homemade fried chicken sandwich right in your own kitchen!

fried chicken sandwich recipe

Ingredients List

To ensure you're fully prepared for this culinary adventure, gather the following ingredients:

For the Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Sandwich

  • 4 brioche buns or your preferred type of buns
  • Butter for toasting the buns
  • Pickles, lettuce, tomato slices (optional, for toppings)
  • Mayonnaise, spicy mayo, or your favorite sandwich sauce

Step-by-Step Preparation

1. Marinate the Chicken

  1. Prepare the Marinade: In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk and hot sauce.
  2. Marinate the Chicken: Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, ensuring they are fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. This will tenderize the chicken and infuse it with flavor.

2. Bread the Chicken

  1. Prepare the Breading Mixture: In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Coat the Chicken: Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, ensuring it is fully coated. For an extra crispy coating, repeat the dredging process by dipping the chicken back into the buttermilk and then again into the flour mixture.

3. Fry the Chicken

  1. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet or deep fryer, pour enough vegetable oil to submerge the chicken pieces. Heat the oil to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Fry the Chicken: Carefully place the breaded chicken into the hot oil. Fry for about 6-8 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  3. Drain the Chicken: Remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a wire rack or paper towel to drain any excess oil.

4. Assemble the Sandwich

  1. Toast the Buns: Butter the insides of your brioche buns and toast them in a skillet until they are golden brown.
  2. Build Your Sandwich: Spread your choice of mayonnaise, spicy mayo, or sandwich sauce on the bottom bun. Add lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, and the fried chicken. Top with the upper bun.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure Thorough Cooking: Use a meat thermometer to check that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Perfect Breading: Double-dip the chicken in buttermilk and flour for an extra crispy coating that sticks well.
  • Customization: Feel free to add your favorite toppings and sauces to make the sandwich uniquely yours. Some love a drizzle of honey for a touch of sweetness, while others might prefer a spicy kick with jalapeños.


We hope this easy-to-follow guide inspires you to try making your own delicious fried chicken sandwich at home. It’s a rewarding experience that results in a truly satisfying meal. Share your creations with us and let us know how your sandwiches turned out!

Happy cooking!

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