Two of life’s greatest pleasures are fried chicken and hot sauce, so what could possibly be better than combining the two in one delicious sandwich?
Every fast food joint in the world has some version of a spicy fried chicken sandwich or burger but they’re often loaded with unhealthy preservatives, salt and sugar.
That’s why it can be so much better to make them at home. That way, you can control exactly what goes into your meal and into your body. Of course, you don’t have to follow every recipe to the letter, so there’s plenty of wiggle room available in your kitchen.
With that being said, these are 10 of our favorite spicy fried chicken sandwich recipes on the internet:
The first sandwich on our list takes some inspiration from Asian cuisine, not something you’ll often see with a fried chicken recipe.
This recipe only takes around 40 minutes to prepare and cook from start to finish and can make 4 sandwiches.
They recommend grated ginger and some hot sriracha sauce to provide plenty of kick to your sandwich.
However, the really interesting part is the kimchi slaw and Korean pickles that are recommended to top the sandwich with. These flavors work super well with the spices in the chicken marinade.
This is definitely a good one to try for new flavor experiences!
For a slightly more traditional American fried chicken sandwich, this one from Cookerru is perfect!
It really is the best way of combining the classic chicken burger flavors with some spice. The key is in the buttermilk marinade, which is recommended to be left overnight for maximum flavor enhancement.
Not to mention, the sriracha and mayo combination which makes for a cool undertone to the seriously spicy chicken.
This one will be a real family favorite that your guests will be dying to know the recipe for!
Remember what we said earlier about fast food places all having some version of a spicy fried chicken sandwich? Well, Popeyes is pretty famous for having one of the best in the business. However, it’s still so much less healthy than you can make it at home.
This recipe is fantastic for recreating those immaculate flavors while eliminating all the unhealthy preservatives and heaps of salt and sugar.
Most of the heat comes from the paprika and hot sauce that are recommended at various stages in the recipe and these can be used in pretty much whatever quantities you want (or can handle!).
Yep, you read that right. This is a recipe for a fried chicken waffle sandwich. If you’ve never tried chicken and waffles before, you’re in for a treat with this recipe.
However, this isn’t like you’re typical diner chicken and waffles which are just served on their own, on a plate. Instead, the ingredients and flavors have been carefully considered to make the best sandwich possible.
You probably hadn’t considered putting sliced avocado and bacon in your chicken sandwich but you’ll definitely enjoy it in this one.
If you plan on making your own waffles, it’ll take a little longer but it’s definitely worth the effort.
Whilst the sandwich and the chicken itself might be pretty straightforward in this recipe, the key to its success is in the hot sauce.
There are plenty of ingredients required for the sauce alone, so be prepared to have to make a quick trip to the grocery store for this one!
However, it’s easily one of the most flavorful sauces you’ll ever have in a sandwich.
Again, this is a fairly simplistic chicken sandwich recipe but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not as good as the others.
Some people enjoy a simple chicken sandwich more than the complicated stuff. Besides, this one also takes about a fraction of the time and ingredients to make!
The interesting thing about this recipe is that it calls for the use of challah buns rather than the typical brioche.
Any sandwich recipe with that many adjectives in its title must have pretty high standards for flavor! Well, that’s definitely the case with this one.
It’s another Popeye’s inspired sandwich that puts a few unique twists on the classic recipe we’ve seen a million times before.
For example, this one calls for the use of pretzel buns to give a soft, chewy texture on the inside.
Also, with two different hot sauces in the marinade, this sandwich will pack a serious punch!
The author of this recipe makes reference to Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches so it’s clear to see what they’re trying to copy.
It’s definitely a pretty time and labor intensive recipe, requiring around 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete. However, all the time spent marinating and frying is worth it when you bite into that deeply flavorful, gorgeously spicy chicken sandwich.
Nashville restaurants are well known for having some of the best spicy fried chicken in the US, so it’s no wonder chefs across the world are trying to recreate that signature style.
There are plenty of spices and flavorings that go into this recipe and it’s important to not skimp out on any of them.
Even if you have to dash out and buy some last minute ingredients, it will definitely be worth it!
The last, but certainly not least sandwich on our list leaves the majority of the spice to the sauce and slaw that’s recommended to top your sandwich with.
The chicken itself follows a pretty straightforward procedure but you’ll want to pay close attention to the spicy mayo and sauce part of the recipe as this is where all the unique and interesting flavors are.
Like we said at the start, spicy fried chicken sandwiches are probably one of the best meals ever created, so it’s basically impossible to go wrong if you choose any of the recipes on our list!
The only thing you’ll have to be careful of is handling the spice!