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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Deep Frying
  • Cuisine: Southern


This Southern reminiscent classic is the most juiciest and deliciously-spiced crispy buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with creamy coleslaw, bread and butter pickles; all piled high on a toasty, buttery, pillowy soft brioche bun!



Fried Chicken Sandwiches:

  • 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • salt/pepper
  • 4 Brioche hamburger buns
  • bread and butter pickles
  • Vegetable oil for frying, about 1.5 quarts

Flour Dredge:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

Buttermilk Dredge:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style, hot sauce


  • store-bought bag of ready-to-go coleslaw, about 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • salt/pepper


  1. Put chicken in a large resealable bag with buttermilk and season with salt/pepper. Mix everything together in bag and transfer to fridge to let brine overnight.
  2. Take chicken out, shaking off excess buttermilk and place on a plate, then discard bag of buttermilk.
  3. In a large dutch oven, begin heating oil with deep fry thermometer. Oil needs to reach 350°F before frying.
  4. Using two shallow pie plates, in one, add flour dredge ingredients, and in the other dish, add buttermilk dredge ingredients and stir each dish together.
  5. Dredge each chicken piece in flour mixture, then buttermilk mixture, then back in flour. Be sure that chicken is fully coated every time.
  6. Use tongs to handle chicken and fry each piece of chicken until cooked through and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a small sheet pan fitted with a wire rack. Let excess oil drip off and cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. To make coleslaw, in a small bowl, simply combine slaw with mayonnaise and salt/pepper.
  8. Build and assemble your fried chicken sandwiches and enjoy!