Nashville Chicken Sandwich

A trendy chicken sandwich with gentle heat, great textures, and amazing flavor.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken sandwich, fried chicken, fried food, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, nashville chicken sandwich, nashville hot
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Food Category: Chicken
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 4 ea Chicken Breasts
  • 4 ea Buns Butter toasted.
  • 1 cup Buttermilk Room temp.
  • 1 ea Egg Room temp.
  • 2 tbs Hot Sauce I used Frank's Red Hot, but use your favorite.
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 tbs Seasoning I used Frank's Red Hot Seasoning. Use whatever you like, but I'd suggest something with some kick.
  • 1 ea Pickles I used bread & butter slices.
  • 1 ea Coleslaw See notes for recipe.
  • 1 ea Spicy Truffle Mayo See notes for recipe or use your own sauce. I do suggest using something with heat.
  • 1 ea Oil For frying.


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Mix the buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce together until well blended in a pan.
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, and seasoning in a separate pan. Mix well.
  • Cover the chicken in plastic and pound it until it has a uniform thickness. I'm not a big fan of thick fried chicken patties, so I pound a bit extra.
  • Trim the chicken to make the size and shape you want for your sandwiches.
  • Run each breast through the dry flour mixture.
  • Let sit for a few minutes.
  • Run each breast through the buttermilk mixture.
  • Run each breast though the dry flour mixture one last time. Place onto a rack to rest for 30 minutes. This is a great chance to start toasting your buns.
  • Get your oil up to 375 degrees. Not much hotter and not much cooler.
  • Fry the breasts for about 4.5 minutes per side, flipping halfway. We want an internal temp of 160 degrees.
  • Let the breast rest for a minute and allow any excess oil to drain off.
  • Place the breast on the bottom bun and then cover with pickles.
  • Next, add the slaw.
  • Finally, add a heavy dose of the sauce to the top bun and complete your sandwich.
  • Enjoy!


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