Savor the irresistible blend of sweet and spicy flavors in our Hot Honey fried Chicken Sandwich. Crispy chicken, coated in tangy hot honey sauce, nestled between soft buns. A delectable treat you won’t want to miss!

Welcome to the world of flavor fusion! Get ready to be introduced to our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich. Picture this: succulent chicken, fried to golden perfection, and coated in a mouth-watering hot honey sauce. It’s a tantalizing combination that will tickle your taste buds and leave you craving more.

At the heart of our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is the crispy chicken. We take pride in using only the finest quality chicken, ensuring each bite is juicy and flavorful. Whether you’re a fan of crispy coatings or tender meat, this sandwich offers the best of both worlds, creating a texture symphony that delights with every bite.

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – the hot honey sauce. Imagine the perfect balance of sweetness and heat, swirling together to create a flavor explosion that dances on your palate. Our secret sauce recipe is crafted with care, infusing each drop with a symphony of spices and the rich sweetness of honey.

But wait, there’s more! Nestled between two soft buns, our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is a handheld masterpiece. The pillowy buns provide the perfect canvas for the crispy chicken and luscious hot honey sauce, ensuring every bite is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. Its comfort food elevated to new heights.

Whether you’re craving a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is sure to hit the spot. Get ready to experience a taste sensation like no other – because once you try our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich, you’ll never look back.

Reasons to love honey fried chicken sandwich

  • Irresistible Flavor: Honey fried chicken boasts a unique blend of sweet and savory flavors that tantalize the taste buds with every bite.
  • Crispy Texture: The chicken is perfectly fried to golden perfection, creating a satisfyingly crispy exterior that encases juicy, tender meat inside.
  • Versatility: Honey fried chicken can be enjoyed in various forms, whether it’s in a sandwich, as part of a meal, or as finger-licking appetizers.
  • Family Favorite: It’s a dish that appeals to people of all ages, making it a go-to option for family dinners and gatherings.
  • Comfort Food: There’s something inherently comforting about indulging in a plate of honey fried chicken, making it the ultimate comfort food for any occasion.
  • Crowd Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a delicious meal, honey fried chicken is guaranteed to be a hit among friends and family.
  • Balanced Flavors: The combination of honey’s sweetness with the savory spices used in the chicken’s coating creates a perfectly balanced flavor profile that keeps you coming back for more.

Ingredients needed to make honey fried chicken sandwich

Buttermilk Marinade

  • Buttermilk: With its acidity, buttermilk serves to tenderize the chicken while infusing it with a delightful flavor.
  • Pickle Juice (optional): While not essential, pickle juice adds a pleasant tanginess to the chicken, enhancing its tenderness and juiciness. However, omitting it won’t compromise the success of your sandwich.
  • Chicken Breasts: opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts, preferably smaller ones. Larger breasts may overwhelm the sandwich and make it cumbersome to eat. If small breasts are unavailable, halving larger ones or using chicken thighs are viable alternatives.

Flour Coating

  • All-Purpose Flour: This versatile ingredient forms the base of the coating for your chicken. If preferred, you can substitute with your favorite 1:1 gluten-free flour.
  • Cornstarch: Adding cornstarch to the flour mixture helps to achieve an extra crispy texture when frying the chicken.
  • Smoked Paprika: Infuse your chicken with a subtle smoky flavor by incorporating smoked paprika into the seasoning mix.
  • Garlic Powder: Enhance the savory profile of your chicken coating with the addition of garlic powder, providing depth of flavor.
  • Onion Powder: Complement the garlic powder with onion powder, adding a hint of sweet and savory notes to your chicken.
  • Kosher Salt: Use kosher salt for its larger crystals, which adhere better to the chicken and provide a balanced seasoning.
  • Pepper: A touch of freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle heat and depth of flavor to your chicken coating.

Cabbage Slaw

  • Green Cabbage: Shredded for convenience, you can typically find pre-shredded cabbage at the grocery store to streamline your preparation process.
  • Mayonnaise: A creamy and rich dressing that binds the coleslaw together, adding indulgent texture and flavor.
  • White Vinegar: Provides a tangy acidity to balance the richness of the mayonnaise and adds a refreshing kick to the coleslaw.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness to the coleslaw dressing, harmonizing the flavors and enhancing overall balance.
  • Kosher Salt: Used for seasoning, kosher salt’s larger grains adhere well to the coleslaw and ensure a well-balanced flavor profile.

Hot Honey Sauce

  • Honey: A natural sweetener that lends its rich sweetness to the dish, balancing out the heat from the hot sauce and spices.
  • Salted Butter: Provides a creamy and savory base for the hot honey sauce, adding richness and depth of flavor.
  • Hot Sauce: Adds a fiery kick to the sauce, infusing it with bold and spicy flavors that tantalize the taste buds.
  • Seasonings (Red Pepper Flakes, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper): These spices contribute layers of heat and complexity to the sauce, creating a harmonious blend of flavors with a hint of smokiness from the paprika.
honey fried chicken sandwich

How to make Hot Honey Fried Chicken

  • Marinate Chicken: Soak chicken breasts in buttermilk to tenderize and flavor them.
  • Prepare Coating: Mix flour, cornstarch, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper for the coating.
  • Coat Chicken: Dredge marinated chicken in the flour mixture until fully coated.
  • Fry Chicken: Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry chicken until golden and crispy on both sides.
  • Make Coleslaw: Combine shredded green cabbage, mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar, and salt in a bowl for the coleslaw.
  • Prepare Hot Honey Sauce: Melt salted butter, then stir in honey, hot sauce, and seasonings until well combined.
  • Assemble Sandwich: Place fried chicken on a bun, top with coleslaw, and drizzle with hot honey sauce.
  • Serve: Enjoy your homemade honey fried chicken sandwich!


  • Spicy Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Coat the fried chicken in a mixture of honey BBQ sauce and hot sauce before assembling the sandwich.
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich: Swap out the hot honey sauce for a tangy honey mustard dressing made with honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and a splash of vinegar.
  • Buffalo Honey Chicken Sandwich: Toss the fried chicken in buffalo sauce before drizzling with hot honey sauce and assembling the sandwich.
  • Asian-Inspired Honey Chicken Bao: Serve honey fried chicken in steamed bao buns with pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, and a drizzle of hoisin sauce.
  • Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Honey Chicken Sandwich: Mix honey with sriracha for a sweet and spicy glaze to coat the fried chicken before assembling the sandwich.
  • Honey Garlic Chicken Sandwich: Cook minced garlic in butter until fragrant, then stir in honey to create a sticky garlic honey sauce for the chicken.
  • Honey Chipotle Chicken Sandwich: Blend honey with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for a smoky and spicy glaze to coat the fried chicken.
  • Crispy Honey BBQ Bacon Chicken Sandwich: Add crispy bacon strips to the honey BBQ chicken sandwich for an extra savory crunch.
  • Honey Jalapeño Chicken Sandwich: Top the fried chicken with sliced jalapeños and drizzle with a honey jalapeño sauce made with honey, minced jalapeños, and lime juice.
  • Mango Honey Chicken Sandwich: Serve honey fried chicken with mango salsa made from diced mangoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and honey for a tropical twist.
hot honey fried chicken

Tips and Suggestions

  • Marinate Chicken: Allow the chicken to marinate in buttermilk for at least an hour (or overnight) to tenderize and infuse flavor.
  • Season Generously: Season the flour mixture and chicken generously with salt, pepper, and other seasonings for maximum flavor.
  • Maintain Oil Temperature: Keep the oil at a consistent temperature (around 350-375°F or 175-190°C) while frying to ensure crispy, evenly cooked chicken.
  • Drain Excess Oil: After frying, place the cooked chicken on a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil and maintain crispiness.
  • Toast the Buns: Lightly toast the sandwich buns before assembling to add a nice crunch and prevent sogginess.
  • Customize Your Coleslaw: Feel free to add your favorite ingredients to the coleslaw, such as shredded carrots, red cabbage, or diced apples, for added crunch and flavor.
  • Adjust Spice Level: Adjust the amount of hot sauce and spices in the hot honey sauce to suit your taste preferences.
  • Experiment with Toppings: Get creative with toppings like avocado slices, pickles, crispy onions, or cheese to personalize your sandwich.
  • Serve Fresh: Enjoy the sandwiches immediately for the best taste and texture, as they may lose crispiness if left sitting for too long.
honey fried chicken topping fried onions, pickles, cheese, and cucumber

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I marinate the chicken in buttermilk?

Yes, you can prepare the coleslaw in advance and store it in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to assemble the sandwiches just before serving to maintain freshness.

Can I make the coleslaw ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the coleslaw in advance and store it in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to assemble the sandwiches just before serving to maintain freshness.

What can I substitute for hot sauce in the honey hot sauce?

You can use sriracha, chili garlic sauce, or your favorite hot pepper sauce as a substitute for hot sauce.

Can I bake it instead of frying it?

Yes, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.

Can I make the honey hot sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the hot honey sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently before serving.
hot honey fried chicken sandwich

Simple Hot honey Fried Chicken

Get ready to be introduced to our Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich. Picture this: succulent chicken, fried to golden perfection, and coated in a mouth-watering hot honey sauce.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Course american, gameday, Main Course, picnic
Cuisine American, barbeque, fusion, southern
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup pickles bread and pickle or your choice
  • 4 Brioche Buns

Buttermilk Brine

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce

Hot Honey Sauce

  • 6 tbsp Salted Butter melted
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Garlic Mayo

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp rosemary diced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Flour Dredge

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp smoke paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt


Chicken Marinade

  • Combine buttermilk, egg, pickle juice, and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight. This not only ensures a flavorful tender chicken but also a nice crispy coating while deep-frying.


  • While the chicken is brining, make the sauces. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, honey, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and salt.
  • Then make the garlic mayo – in a separate medium bowl, combine mayo, dijon mustard, minced garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Dredge and Fry

  • Once the chicken is finished brining, remove from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Add oil to a deep skillet or large pot and preheat the oil to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare the dredge by mixing together flour, smoked paprika, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, and kosher salt. Remove chicken from the brine and dip into the flour mixture, firmly pressing the flour into the chicken, ensuring the entire filet is coated.
  • Place dredged chicken on a wire rack and let the chicken rest until the oil comes to temperature.
  • Place the 1-2 pieces of chicken in the oil and cook for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Place on a paper towel or cooling rack for the oil to drain.
  • Place fried chicken in the hot honey sauce and ensure all sides are coated. Remove and allow excess sauce to drip off.


  • Lightly toast the buns, preferably in a pan with a bit of butter for about 1 minute on each side. Spread a single layer of the garlic mayo on the bottom bun.
  • Then place the chicken on top, followed by the shredded lettuce, pickles, and then add the top bun on top.
Keyword barbeque, buttermilk, chicken, coleslaw, Comfort Food, gameday, picnic, sandwich
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