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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


These Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches are fried to perfection, topped with creamy coleslaw, and served on a buttery Brioche bun!


  • 6 Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 c. Buttermilk
  • 34 dashes of hot sauce
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Black pepper
  • ½ tsp. Red pepper
  • 4 c. coleslaw mix
  • ½ c. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Honey.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Brioche Buns
  • Oil for frying
  • Dill pickle slices


  1. Preheat your deep fryer to 350 degrees. Fill halfway with vegetable oil.
  2. Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper. Place in an airtight container. Whish the hot sauce in with the buttermilk and pour over the chicken. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, in the refrigerator.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Take a chicken thigh from the buttermilk and shake the excess. Take the chicken thigh and dredge though the flour and shake off the excess, Place in the hot oil and fry on both sides for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. When finished transfer to cooling rack and immediately sprinkle with a little salt. In a medium bowl, add the coleslaw, mayo, honey, and vinegar. Toss together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. You can toast the buns on the stove and add about 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Once melted add the buns, inside down, and toast for about 1 minute. Layer the sandwich with fried chicken, pickles, and coleslaw.
  • Category: Sandwich