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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!

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 784kcal


For the Fried Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon 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

  • ¼ Large White/Red Cabbage thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • 1 Red Chilli finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Sriracha Mayo

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

For the Thyme Wedges

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

To Serve

  • 4 Burger Buns


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To make the sriracha mayo place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Calories: 784kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 2417mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 51.5mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3.7mg