Air Fried Spicy Chicken Sandwich

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.


Pound the chicken: Using either a meat mallet or any heavy objects in your kitchen, pound out the chicken breast until the chicken breast is big enough to fit your bun.

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Marinate the chicken: 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 - the longer the better! I recommend at the very least, 30 minutes.

Dredge the chicken: To another mixing bowl, add the flour, spices and salt. Add in 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.

Air fry: Spray the chicken on both sides with cooking spray - I used avocado oil spray. Put in the air fryer basket, and air fry for 10-15 minutes at 390°F.

Assemble the sandwiches: Liberally spread the spicy mayonnaise on both sides of your brioche buns. Top with the chicken breast, bread and butter pickles, and finish with the top bun!