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Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich

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This Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich recipe has become a weekly family favorite. My husband and eldest son request it every single day but I hold out just because I don’t want us eating the same thing every day! I butter and lightly grill the bun, hugging it with deep-fried, seasoned, crispy, and juicy chicken. Then I place warm dill pickles with my special sauce and it is DELECTABLE! Overall, this is definitely a recipe you plan ahead and make every week. When you make it, comment below- I’d love to hear from you!

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Perfecting Your Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich Ingredients

For this savory Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich recipe, here’s how to make the best of your ingredients…

Chicken Breasts: Boneless and Skin-less Chicken breasts work very well for this recipe and I must mention that I prefer to buy my chicken breasts antibiotic-free (Wholefoods is really good for this and even in some select farmers markets you’ll just need to do your research in your area).

Peanut oil– Is a great choice for this recipe and it is high in the good fats with very little bad fats overall.

Milk: Almond Milk works fine with this recipe and most preferred.

Sugar– This is essential to the recipe. Furthermore, please don’t try to use regular sugar. The powdered (confectioners) sugar is the best choice.

Paprika, Cayenne, Black Pepper: These are the key ingredients for the recipe and I like to use all of the ingredients in their grounded form and grind them even more in a mortar to pull out all of that flavor!

Variations of the Homemade Spicy Chicken

Don’t Like Spicy foods: Take out the Paprika, Cayenne, and Black Pepper and you have a Homemade Chicken Sandwich.

Looking for other Recipes Like this one

Here are some other chicken recipes you can try….

Chicken and Waffles and Italian Tuscan Herb Chicken are two other great recipes you should try!

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 4 hour Cook Time 45 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A buttered and lightly grilled bun hugging a seasoned crispy and juicy fried chicken with warmed pickles and my special sauce. 

Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Ingredients for Chicken Brine

Ingredients for Chicken Preparation

Ingredients for Special Sauce


Brine the Chicken

  1. Prepping the Chicken (Brine)

    Cut each chicken breast in half so that you have 4 somewhat identical pieces. Feel free to cut of any odd ends so that your chicken slices are shapely. 

    Combine heavy cream, cayenne pepper, dill pickle juice, Himalayan salt in a bowl and mix well. Add Chicken pieces to the brine; cover and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours. 


  2. Preparation

     Remove chicken from the refrigerator—heat oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer over medium heat (370º). 

    Combine flour, cornstarch, paprika, black pepper, powdered sugar, chicken bouillon, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Pour in 4 tbsp of your brine into the shallow dish with the flour mixture.  Stir with a fork until the mixture resembles wet sand. 

  3. Frying the Chicken

    Working with one piece at a time, remove chicken from the brine and and add it to the flour mixture. Turn to coat completely pressing flour mixture into chicken to form thick coating. 

    Fry 6 - 8 minutes, preferably in a deep fryer and let it rest out of the oil for 2 minutes. Then fry until the chicken is done.  Drain on a wire rack with a paper towel underneath to catch any excessive oil. 

  4. Special Sauce

    Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and ranch in a small bowl, mix well. Put the mixture on the top and bottom of your buttered and lightly grilled burger buns. Add 2-3 pickles per sandwich. Serve while tolerably hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.6g40%
Saturated Fat 8.8g45%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 477mg20%
Potassium 307mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 50.9g17%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 21.37g43%

Calcium 51%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Homemade Spicy Chicken Sandwich


  1. Simply scrumptious! This recipe is a hit when it comes to serving up the family. I filed the recipe among my favorites when it comes to whipping up something in the kitchen. I do like the easy directions – makes it easy for everyone to follow. The pickles make a nice touch. I did add a bit of Duke’s mayonnaise to mine to accentuate the flavor.

  2. Your sandwich sounds tasty and I can’t wait to try them. I can see where the secret to your brine is the dill pickle juice. I once asked my mother what her secret was for making things taste so good (primarily her potato salad). She matter-of-factly said “pickle juice”. I’ve been including it in my cooking repertoire ever since.

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