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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw and Sriracha Mayo

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Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn’t it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. 

We love making fancy sandwiches for dinner. Even better when the contents is fried like in these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches. They’re pretty much the ultimate comfort food, right?

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

This buttermilk fried chicken is just so crispy and tasty. We soaked it in water and vinegar for a few hours which sounds really gross (and looked it to be honest) but you neeeeed to do it because it makes the chicken insanely tender and juicy which is the perfect contrast to the crispy coating.

Ingredients you need to make this buttermilk fried chicken:

  • Salt
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Buttermilk
  • Self-Raising Flour
  • Vegetable Oil

The slaw is tangy with plenty of cider vinegar and lime juice. The sriracha mayo is creamy and spicy. Have I convinced you yet?

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

We served these with some thyme wedges and a handful of rocket. Honestly, a perfect Sunday night dinner which gets you in a great mood for the week ahead.

What to do if you don’t have buttermilk?

If you’re in the UK then buttermilk can sometimes be a bit tricky to get your hands on and it’s not the kind of thing you’re likely to have on hand! If you’re suddenly struck with the desire for buttermilk fried chicken then you can make your own buttermilk.

All you need is milk and either vinegar or lemon juice. For this recipe, just get 250ml of milk (just under 1 cup) and add 1-2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar. Stir, then leave for 5 minutes until it begins to curdle. Then just use it in place of regular buttermilk.

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

So we’ve talked about the deliciously crispy and salty buttermilk fried chicken. Now let’s talk about the slaw. This slaw has the perfect balance of tangy sweetness with a hint of heat from the chilli.

Whenever we make any kind of slaw I always use this mandolin because I like the cabbage to be really sliced thinly. It makes it the perfect balance of soft and crunchy.

Ingredients you need to make  tangy red cabbage slaw:

  • Red Cabbage
  • Red Onion
  • Red Chilli
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

Finally, a simple sriracha mayo. Now, you could absolutely make your own mayo if you feel so inclined. Since I was feeling lazy I used Hellman’s and it was delicious as Hellman’s always is.

Mix that with a crushed garlic clove and a tablespoon of sriracha and you’re ready to serve.

Ingredients you need to make sriracha mayo:

  • Mayonnaise (store bought or homemade!)
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this buttermilk fried chicken sandwich…

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

I think I’ve mentioned before that Will is pretty into all yeasty baking. I don’t really have the patience for it. Sadly Will tried to make his own burger buns for this and they didn’t rise so we had to have shop-bought.

Not as good as Will’s amazing homemade bread but it was compensated for by every other ingredient in the meal let’s be honest. However, if you feel like making your own burger buns I’m sure that would add to the greatness of this meal.

Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

Don’t be put off by the length of the ingredients list. Most of them are probably things you’ll have around the kitchen already.

Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw and Sriracha Mayo

Is there anything better than fried chicken? How about fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo? They make an easy and indulgent meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 784 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

For the Fried Chicken

  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 250 ml Cider Vinegar
  • 250 ml Water
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 250 ml Buttermilk
  • 210 g Self-Raising Flour
  • Vegetable Oil Enough to use to deep fry in a saucepan

For the Slaw

  • 1/4 Large White/Red Cabbage thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • 1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • 1 Red Chilli finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Sriracha Mayo

  • 115 ml Mayo shop-bought or homemade
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed

For the Thyme Wedges

  • 4 large Potatoes cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme

To Serve

  • 4 Burger Buns

Instructions

  1. Mix the water, salt and vinegar in a large bowl. Place the chicken in the bowl and cover with cling film. Place in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or preferably overnight.
  2. To make the slaw place all the ingredients in to a large bowl with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  3. To make the sriracha mayo place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. When you're ready to make your chicken remove it from the bowl and pat dry. Place the buttermilk in a bowl and the flour in a separate bowl. Add a tablespoon of pepper to the flour and stir in. Add three tablespoons of buttermilk to the flour and mix in with your fingertips so that clumps of the flour form.
  5. Before you start frying the chicken, make the wedges. Preheat the oven to 180°Place the wedges on a baking tray with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper and the olive oil. Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until cooked and crispy.
  6. Now finish the chicken. Heat the oil in a saucepan and use a thermometer to make sure it gets to 425°F (it will go down in temperature when you add the chicken). Place the chicken thighs into the buttermilk. Take each piece of chicken out of the buttermilk and allow the excess to drip off. Place the pieces into the flour one at a time and make sure they're coated in a thick layer of flour.
  7. Once the oil has reached the right temperature carefully place the chicken pieces into the oil. Make sure the oil stays between 300 and 350°Cook for about 2 minutes on the first side until it's really brown and crispy. Flip onto the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and place on a paper towel covered plate to soak up the excess oil. Sprinkle some salt over the chicken.
  8. Remove the wedges from the oven and sprinkle with salt and the chopped thyme. Assemble the sandwiches by spreading some of the mayo on the bottom bun, top with a piece of chicken followed by some slaw, some more mayo and the top bun. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw and Sriracha Mayo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 784 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 2417mg 101%
Potassium 697mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 62.4%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Oh man, fried chicken is just the best isn't it? Especially these buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches with cabbage slaw and sriracha mayo!

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Tina
    12/08/2017 at 2:47 PM

    Wow! This looks AMAZING! I love slaw but never thought to put it on a sandwich. That combo looks really interesting and really Southern. I love this:) Thank for sharing.

  • Reply
    Nayna Kanabar
    12/08/2017 at 5:39 PM

    Nothing beats a good homemade burger that’s topped with lovely coleslaw and salad. I do like a bit of spice in my food too so the sriracha sauce has my thumbs up.

  • Reply
    Linda
    12/08/2017 at 6:35 PM

    Wow what a great combination of ingredients and flavors! Your pictures are making me hungry, I’ ll need to give this recipe a try as soon as I can 🙂

  • Reply
    Ginny
    12/08/2017 at 7:25 PM

    I could eat a sandwich every day of my life. The fact that you made a great slaw to go on a big bun too makes this super special.

  • Reply
    Tina
    12/08/2017 at 7:38 PM

    I’m thinking those wedges have my name on it;) Does it matter what kind of potatoes? What kind did you use?

  • Reply
    Maria Rose
    23/11/2017 at 9:18 AM

    That Buttermilk chicken sandwich looking so tasty. I think that’s make my breakfast more healthy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Amy
      23/11/2017 at 9:38 AM

      Thanks Maria!

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