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spicy chicken sandwich

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Candied Jalapenos + Homemade Fries

Crispy fried chicken on brioche buns with candied jalapenos and spicy mayo
Prep Time 1 d 4 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Sandwich
Servings 8 sandwiches


For the Sandwiches:

  • 8 buns
  • candied jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • hot sauce
  • Kosher salt

For the Fries:

  • 4-5 russet potatoes peeled, sliced and soaked
  • oil for frying
  • season salt or kosher salt

For the Spicy Chicken:

  • 1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt

For the Dredge:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • ground black pepper
  • few tbsp buttermilk for making clumps


For the Chicken:

  • Slice the chicken breast in 1/2 separating the thinner end from the thicker end. Then horizontally slice the thick end into two thinner pieces. You will get 3 pieces from each breast. Pound the pieces out to about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place them in the buttermilk and spices mixture and brine overnight.
  • Mix the dredge ingredients and drizzle a little buttermilk while tossing to make some clumps.
  • Heat oil to 350 and remove a few pieces of chicken from the brine and coat in the flour mixture, pressing the adhere the clumps.
  • Place a few pieces (not too many at a time) into the hot oil and maintain the 350 degree temp. Fry about 5 minutes until deeply golden brown and cooked through. The noise of the chicken frying will reduce a lot when it is fully cooked.
  • Drain on paper towels.

For the Fries:

  • Heat oil to 300. Drain the soaked potatoes on paper towels and pat dry. You don't want to put water into the hot oil or it will pop and explode on you.
  • Fry at 300 for about 4 minutes until the fries are getting soft but not browned.
  • Drain on paper towels. Once you have cooked all the potatoes, heat the oil to 360 and refry the potatoes briefly in batches until crisp and golden.
  • Drain on paper towels and season.

To Assemble:

  • Slice the buns and put some spicy may on both sides. Add a piece of the fried chicken and some candied jalapenos and some of the syrup from them. Close up and serve!
Keyword Chicken, Main Dish, Sandwich