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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

This crispy and juicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich is full of flavor and easy to make!  
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating Time 4 hrs
Servings 4


For the chicken

  • 2 Large Chicken Thighs , cut in half
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Sambal oelek chili paste 
  • Kosher salt and pepper, as needed
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Cups All purpose flour
  • Lettuce
  • Coleslaw mix
  • 4 Brioche burger buns, lightly toasted

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • Tablespoons Honey, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard, as needed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sriracha, as needed


  • Add chicken, buttermilk, Sambal Oelek and salt, to a large resealable bag mix and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  • Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Make the coleslaw according to package and set aside. 
  • Heat 1-2 inches of canola oil in a dutch oven or large pot to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade and dip each piece in the flour mixture until well coated. Shake off excess flour.
  • Fry two piece of chicken at a time until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Let the cooked chicken rest on paper towels to cool.
  • Assemble sandwiches by spreading the open sides of the toasted buns with sauce. Top the bottom bun with fried chicken, slaw and lettuce, and the top bun. Enjoy!