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Fried Chicken Burger

Super delicious fried chicken burger is juicy and crispy, drizzled with honey, tangy sweet pickles, topped with a delicious slaw, and creamy spicy mayo. Its perfection! This is comfort food at its best.

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The chicken is fried until golden brown and is crispy and juicy. The slaw brings refreshing and spicy flavors. The bread and butter pickles offer a nice crunch with tangy and sweet flavors. The spicy mayo is creamy and spicy. The honey offers the perfect sweetness to the burger. The brioche buns are fluffy with the crisp toasted surface. All these layers of wonderful flavors make the most delicious fried chicken burger.

You can serve these fried chicken burgers any day of the week or for a gathering. I can already imagine having these on a wonderful summer weekend. You will sure please your family and friends.

The best part about this recipe is that you can have a restaurant style burger at home. I am always trying to find ways of making delicious meals at home, where I can control the ingredients and can use organic produce.

How to make fried chicken burgers

To make the fried chicken burgers start by preparing the slaw and spicy mayo.

 Slaw

Place red cabbage, jalapenos, cilantro, bread and butter pickles, pickle juice, in a bowl and mix until well combined, cover and chill.

Spicy Mayo

In a small bowl, mix the mayo and sriracha until well combined, cover and chill.

Next, its time to make the chicken.

Fried Chicken

In a shallow bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, light brown sugar, salt, pepper.

Place the buttermilk in a bowl.

In a large cast iron skillet pour ½ inch of oil. Place deep-fry thermometer in oil, over medium heat, heat the oil until the thermometer reaches 350 degrees.

Working with 1 piece of chicken at a time:

  1. dredge the chicken into the flour mixture, shake off excess
  2. dip into buttermilk
  3. dredge into flour mixture again, shake off excess

Fry the chicken until its golden brown and cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side. The safe cooked temperature for chicken is 165 °F (with an instant-read thermometer). Transfer to a baking sheet with a wire rack and season with salt.

Next, prepare the brioche buns and assemble the delicious fried chicken burger.

Prepare Buns

Butter the cut sides of the brioche buns. Over medium heat, heat a large skillet, place the buns cut side down, brown and toast.

Assemble

Spread the spicy mayo on the brioche buns, add bread and butter pickles, add the fried chicken, drizzle generously with honey, then add the slaw and voila!

Bread and butter pickles tip

Remember to use pickles that have been refrigerated. Store bought pickles that have not been refrigerated are not crunchy.

If you like this Fried Chicken Sandwich, you may want to try this delicious Steak Sandwich.

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Fried Chicken Burger

Super delicious fried chicken burger is juicy and crispy, drizzled with honey, has tangy and sweet pickles, topped with a delicious slaw, and creamy spicy mayo. Its perfection! This is comfort food at its best.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, chicken burger, fried chicken burger, fried chicken sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients

Fried chicken

  • 3 8 oz chicken breast halved crosswise
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ corn starch
  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1.5 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Canola oil for frying

Slaw

  • 3 cups red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 Jalapeno thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro

Spicy Mayo

  • ½ mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

Buns

  • 6 Brioche burger buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Condiments

  • 3 tablespoons Honey to drizzle
  • 18 bread and butter pickles

Instructions

Slaw

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined, cover and chill.

Spicy Mayo

  1. In a small bowl, mix the mayo and sriracha until well combined, cover and chill.

Fried Chicken

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, light brown sugar, salt, pepper.
  2. Place the buttermilk in a bowl.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet pour ½ inch of oil. Place deep-fry thermometer in oil, over medium heat, heat the oil until the thermometer reaches 350 degrees.
  4. Working with 1 piece of chicken at a time, dredge the chicken into the flour mixture, shake off excess, dip into buttermilk, and dredge into flour mixture again, shake off excess.
  5. Fry the chicken until its golden brown and cooked, about 3 minutes per side. The safe cooked temperature for chicken is 165 °F (with an instant-read thermometer). Transfer to a baking sheet with a wire rack and season with salt.

Prepare Buns

  1. Butter the cut sides of the brioche buns. Over medium heat, heat a large skillet, place the bread cut side down, brown and toast.

Assemble

  1. Spread the spicy mayo on the brioche buns, add bread and butter pickles (about 3 per burger), add the fried chicken, drizzle generously with honey, then add the slaw and voila!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition info is an estimate, all the flour may or may not be used. The nutrition info accounts for all the flour. You do not consume all the oil that was used for frying the chicken. The nutrition info considers 1 tablespoon of oil per serving to account for the oil that was absorbed. The chicken may absorb less or more oil.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Chicken Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 1447mg63%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1023IU20%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Shanna
    June 28, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    5 stars
    This is the tastiest fried chicken sandwich I have ever laid eyes on. The slaw and the spicy mayo send it over the top. I can not wait to try this for dinner.

    • Reply
      Ayra
      July 13, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! It’s so delicious.

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