Air-Fried Spicy Chicken Sandwich (Popeyes Copycat)

Perfectly brined with pickle juice and hot sauce, breaded and air fried to crisp perfection, all on a soft butter brioche bun, this spicy chicken sandwich might just be better than the fast food counterpart.


Using either a meat mallet or any heavy object, pound out the chicken breast until the chicken breast is big enough to fit your bun.

Add the chicken to a mixing bowl. Marinate in the hot sauce, pickle juice, and milk. Let the chicken sit as long as you have time for at least 30 minutes.

To another mixing bowl, add the flour, spices, and salt. Add 2 tablespoons of the liquid marinade to the chicken and stir.

Let most of the marinade drip off the chicken, and add to the seasoned flour. Dredge on both sides.