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Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwiches {with Coleslaw}

Fried chicken thigh sandwiches have buttermilk marinated chicken thighs coated in a spicy breading, then pan-fried until crispy.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 12 minutes


  • cast iron pan
  • tongs
  • paper towel and plate
  • bowl and an edged pan


Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwiches

  • 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

Easy Coleslaw Recipe

  • 8 ounces coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwiches

  • Add the buttermilk, hot sauce, and half of the seasonings to a large bowl.
    2 cups buttermilk, 1 tablespoon hot sauce, 2 teaspoons seasoning salt, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Place the chicken thighs into the marinade, cover, and add to the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours.
    6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • In a dish, add the flour and the rest of the seasonings.
    2 teaspoons seasoning salt, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • To a cast iron pan, add the oil so that it goes about an inch up the side. Heat up to 375 degrees.
    2 cups vegetable oil
  • Place 3 pieces of chicken into the flour mixture, using tongs shake off the excess flour, and place into the pan.
  • Fry for 6 minutes without checking, flip and fry 6 minutes more.
  • Remove the chicken once it cooks and add it to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Cook the next 3 pieces of chicken.
  • Add the chicken to the bun and top with the coleslaw and hot sauce. Enjoy!
    6 hamburger buns

Easy Coleslaw Recipe

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir together.
    8 ounces coleslaw mix, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar


Tips for making this recipe:

  • You want a bowl large enough when making the marinade to be able to add all of the chicken thighs to the marinade.
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure the thickest part of the chicken is at least 165 degrees.
  • If you don't like the spice in this recipe, omit the hot sauce and cayenne pepper.