Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

What temperature should chicken thighs be fried to?

Check the thickest part of the chicken with a digital thermometer that it's 165 degrees.

The BEST spicy fried chicken sandwich with cabbage slaw

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 6 hamburger buns 2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon hot sauce plus more for topping 2 teaspoons seasoning salt divided 2 teaspoons black pepper divided 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika divided 2 teaspoons garlic powder divided 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper divided 1 cup flour 2 cups vegetable oil 8 ounces coleslaw mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar

Spicy Pan-Fried Chicken Sandwich

This spicy chicken sandwich has fried chicken thighs marinated, covered in a flour coating, then fried.  Top with cabbage slaw and hot sauce.


6 servings


12 minutes



Main Dish


3 hours 5 minutes

In a bowl add the buttermilk, hot sauce, and half of the seasonings.

Add the chicken thighs, then cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Add flour and the rest of the seasonings to a pan.

Coat both sides of the chicken thighs in the flour breading.

Fry in oil for 6 minutes on each side. Remove & plate on a paper towel lined plate.

Mix the coleslaw ingredients together.

Add the chicken to the bottom bun.

Top with the slaw.

Sprinkle with hot sauce.