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Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Hand breaded chicken breast dipped in buffalo sauce and served as a tasty sandwich.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: fried buffalo chicken sandwich
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • Deep fryer or Dutch oven
  • Tongs
  • Paper Towels
  • Mixing Bowls



  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • 6 chicken breast cutlets pounded thin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 quarts peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup hot sauce such as Franks or Texas Pete

Assembling Sandwiches

  • pickle slices
  • lettuce
  • buns
  • mayonnaise


  • Marinate. Pound the chicken breasts thin, cutting into half if necessary for sandwich-sized pieces. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and place the chicken inside. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • Bread. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large powder. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, shaking off any extra liquid. Toss in seasoned flour mixture until completely covered. Repeat with all chicken pieces
  • Fry. Preheat the deep fryer or Dutch oven filled with oil to 365 degrees. When oil is hot, fry chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown outside and cooked through inside. Place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet while you fry all the chicken.
  • Dip. In a large saucepan, combine the butter and hot sauce for the buffalo sauce. Dip the cooked chicken into the pan and toss until well-coated.
  • Assemble. Place the breaded chicken on a bun with lettuce and pickle. Add ranch or blue cheese if desired and serve right away.


Be very careful while deep frying and use a thermometer to check the oil temperature.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 2485mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 3mg