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nashville hot chicken sandwich

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich

This Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich is packed with flavor and an awesome guilty pleasure!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword fried chicken, nashville hot, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • brioche buns
  • boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into thin cutlets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup panko bread brumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • vegetable oil
  • hamburger pickles

For The Nashville Hot Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 3/4 tbsp cayenne pepper adjust for spice level
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp honey


  1. Begin by heating two inches of vegetable oil in a large pot or deep fryer.

  2. While it is heating, whip egg whites in a large bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and panko bread crumbs.

  4. Take your chicken thighs, one at a time, and cover in egg mixture.

  5. Dredge it in the flour and panko bread crumb mixture.

  6. Once the vegetable oil is hot, add the two chicken thighs.

  7. Cook on three minutes each side, or until both sides are browned. The thighs should be pretty thin, so they should cook relatively quickly.

  8. Once they are done, put them on a draining rack to drain the oil and salt lightly. 

  9. While they're draining, begin melting ghee in a small sauce pan on medium-low heat. Add in the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.

  10. Add in the brown sugar and mix well. 

  11. Add the rest of the spices and stir well. 

  12. Make sure the sauce is stirred up before coating your chicken in it. 

  13. Add to a bun with your toppings and enjoy!