This Hot Honey Fried Chicken Sandwich is made with buttermilk, flour, spices and is deep fried to perfection. The bun is OPTIONAL you and eat the fried chicken as is!
I put hot sauce on almost everything so being able to make a spicy chicken sandwich really made my heart happy (and my belly). Using buttermilk for your chicken is amazing because it really tenderizes the meat! This sandwich tastes so much better homemade, trust me!
This Spicy Honey Fried Chicken Sandwich is absolutely phenomenal – so crispy on the outside but juicy and tender on the inside. This sandwich can come together quickly. You can use brioche buns or potato buns, which is what I used. Don’t skip on the cornstarch because that is what helps the chicken come out extra crispy on the outside.
How to make the Hot Honey Fried Chicken
Start by making the sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey, butter and hot sauce. Do not stop stirring until all the butter melts and the honey becomes thin. Set aside.
Prep the chicken. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, 1 tablespoon chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. In another dish, add the buttermilk, remaining chili powder, and minced garlic. Stir each mixture with a fork until well combined. Dip each piece of chicken into the buttermilk mixture and then toss in the flour, and add on a clean plate. Repeat with the rest.
Heat up the oil. Heat a 2-inch depth of vegetable oil in a heavy large pot between medium and medium high heat. Use a thermometer! Oil must register to 375°F. Add the chicken into the oil and fry, turning once, for about 8 minutes, or until the chicken registers 170°F internal temperature.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and repeat with the rest of the chicken. When the chicken cools off a bit, dip into the spicy honey mixture!
Assemble the chicken sandwiches. Add each fried chicken tossed in the honey mixture onto a bun. If you want, you can add mayonnaise as well as the pickles. Top with the bun and enjoy!
Other dishes to try
- BLT Sandwich with Spicy Mayo Sauce
- Chicken Cutlet, Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich
- Shroom Burger