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Southern Hot Chicken Sandwiches

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This southern hot chicken sandwich ain’t for the faint of heart; juicy fried chicken slathered in a thick spice sauce and topped with some cool pickles. Yes, yes, and yes!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sandwich buns, pickles, and mayo, for serving

Instructions

  1. Clean chicken thighs and pat dry.
  2. Season chicken with 2 tsp salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp hot sauce.
  3. Place into ziplock bag or container and let marinate in refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  4. Fill a dutch oven pot with about 2-3 inches of oil.
  5. Using a deep fry thermometer, let oil come up to 350°F.
  6. Fill a shallow dish with flour. Fill another shallow dish with eggs, buttermilk, and remaining tbsp of hot sauce. Whisk until well combined.
  7. Dip chicken into flour then into the buttermilk mixture, then once again into the flour. Shake off excess flour.
  8. In batches, fry chicken until crispy and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  9. Carefully place chicken onto a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack.
  10. To prepare the sauce, in a heat-proof bowl combine cayenne pepper, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and remaining 1/2 tsp salt.
  11. Ladle in about 1 cup of hot oil into the spices and whisk until mixture dissolves.
  12. Immediately put sauce onto chicken.
  13. Serve with sandwich buns and pickles.
  14. Enjoy!