Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

School is back in session and summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t stop us from cooking up a feast with friends and family. And these hot and spicy fried chicken sandwiches are at the top of my favorites list. Served along side some fresh watermelon, grilled corn, lemonade for the kids and cold beers for the adults. Summer perfection!

For this recipe I partnered up with Colman’s Mustard using both their dry mustard (which is a pantry staple) and their prepared mustard that has a nice kick to it. This classic fried chicken sandwich now has a real punch to it with adding Colman’s Mustard. Click here to save on their products.

Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hot And Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Serves 4


1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 skinless boneless chicken thighs

Mustard Sauce
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Colman’s prepared mustard
2 tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of kosher salt

Chicken Assembly
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoon Colman’s dry mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon Colman’s prepared mustard
Vegetable Oil (about 8 cups)

4 buns
Bread and Butter Pickles
Iceberg Lettuce, shredded

Place chicken on a wire rack set into a baking sheet, and pat with paper towels. In a small

bowl, whisk together salt, sugar, and baking powder. Season chicken with salt mixture on all

sides. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours uncovered.

In a medium bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise, prepared mustard, chives, and black

pepper. Taste and add salt. Place in the refrigerator while prepping chicken.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, dry mustard, garlic powder, onion

powder and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, hot sauce and

mustard. Dredge chicken into flour mixture, coating all sides and place back on wire rack. Pour

4 tablespoon of the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and mix together to make a paste

like consistency. Dip the chicken into the buttermilk, and then into the now paste like flour

mixture. Really making sure to firmly pat it onto the chicken. Set side onto wire rack, and keep

dipping remaining chicken. Place chicken back into refrigerator to chill uncovered.

Melt butter and brush cut sides of buns. In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat toast

bread until golden brown and set aside. Shred iceberg lettuce and set aside, along with


Pour oil into a large heavy pot, bringing up to 350 degrees over medium-high heat. Drop two

chickens into hot oil, rotating every minute or so, until deep golden brown for about 6-8

minutes. Transfer to a wire rack covered in paper towels, and fry the remaining two chickens.

Spread mustard sauce over buns, place fried chicken on top with pickles, lettuce and possibly

more mustard and hot sauce!

This post was sponsored by Colman’s Mustard. Thank you for supporting my partnership.