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Air Fryer Hot Chicken Sandwich

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Ready for local spice from some of the Louisiana flavor experts? In 1982, Louisiana Fish Fry was bringing the true taste of Louisiana to a wider audience, with Cajun-inspired products that are authentic and easy to prepare. It started with fry mixes, then expanded to base mixes for Louisiana favorites like jambalaya and étouffée, followed by seafood boils, sauces and gravy mixes.

Nearly forty years later, that same commitment to selling authentic Louisiana-style dishes made from only the finest, high-quality ingredients still proudly inspires everything they do. This includes their new line-up of Air Fryer Seasoned Coating Mixes in blends for chicken, fish, and pork. They’ve been designed to crisp up and make dinner taste great, whether you follow the cooking instructions on the box or get creative like this Hot Chicken Sandwich recipes. 

Add on spicy buttermilk batter and a hot sauce glaze to bring double the heat to this picnic favorite, and pile it high with pickles for extra zing!

Ingredients for Hot Chicken Sandwich

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. hot wing sauce, divided
  • 1 (5 oz) box Louisiana Fish Fry Products Air Fryer Seasoned Coating Mix for Chicken
  • cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

FOR SANDWICH

  • 4 soft hamburger buns
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • dill pickle slices

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Set up dredging station with two shallow containers. In first container, whisk together buttermilk, eggs and 1 tablespoon hot sauce. Fill second container with seasoned coating mix. Working one at a time, submerge chicken thighs in buttermilk mixture, then transfer to container with coating mix. Press chicken thighs down into coating mix to ensure full and even coverage.
  3. Spray both sides of chicken thighs with cooking spray and arrange in single layer in air fryer basket. Cook 14-16 minutes at 400°F until coating is crispy and chicken is cooked through.
  4. While chicken cooks, combine remaining hot sauce with brown sugar, black pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat, whisking until sugar dissolves and mixture is heated through. Remove chicken from air fryer and coat with hot sauce mixture. 
  5. To assemble sandwiches, layer iceberg lettuce on bottom bun and top with fried chicken. Layer 2-3 pickle slices on chicken and top with bun.

Recommended Products

Air fryer, chicken coating mix 5oz. and/or Cravin' Cajun hot sauce 6oz

Visit Louisiana Fish Fry for more information on frying techniques and additional products.