Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe


  • 4 chicken thighs

Dry rub ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp white pepper

For the batter:

  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 50g flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sunflower oil, for frying

To serve: 

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • Tabasco to taste
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • Quarter small white cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Juice half a lemon
  • 2 gherkins, sliced
  • 4 brioche buns, toasted
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the rub, add the chicken and toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  2. Add enough oil to a pan to come halfway up and heat to 180°C/350°f. Line a plate with kitchen paper and set aside. In a bowl, combine milk, hot sauce, paprika and cayenne pepper. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the chicken pieces into the flour mixture, shaking off excess. Next, dip the flour-coated chicken in the milk mixture. Return chicken to flour mixture and roll to coat evenly. Shake again.
  3. Working in batches, lower the chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry for 4-5 minutes each side until crisp and golden. Using a slotted spoon remove the chicken pieces to the paper lined plate.
  4. While the chicken is cooking combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, hot sauce, ketchup, tabasco, paprika and worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. In a separate bowl toss together the cabbage, spring onion, mayonnaise and lemon juice, use your hands to massage the liquids into the cabbage and season to taste.
  5. Heat brioche buns on a griddle pan over a high heat for a minute or until they have nice charred marks on the cut side.
  6. To assemble: Place some of the coleslaw on the base of the bun followed by the crispy chicken, gherkins, sauce and the top of the bun.

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