Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buffalo fried chicken sandwich

Grilled Cheese Social

  • Total: 48 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 48 hrs
  • Cook: 15 mins

To us, a buffalo chicken sandwich is totally one of those seasonal foods that we always think about during football season. We love how it's rich and creamy, but also spicy and crispy at the same time. It's literally the perfect game day snack!

For our go-to version, we craft a sandwich that's made with crispy buffalo fried chicken smothered in ranch dressing and blue cheese, topped with carrots and arugula, and tucked in between a crisp and buttery toasted potato bun


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons Frank's hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup arugula
  • 2 tablespoons carrot chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Begin by brining the chicken. Mix the buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of Frank's hot sauce in a ziplock bag. Add the chicken and refrigerate up to 2 days. 

  2. Once the chicken has soaked in the buttermilk, heat your peanut oil to 360 F.

  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, mix flour, salt, and paprika together.

  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture and let excess liquid fall off. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then back in the buttermilk, then back in the flour.

  5. Add the chicken to the heated oil and fry until cooked through and golden brown, about five minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the heat and set on a paper towel. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and set aside. 

  6. To make the buffalo sauce, use a small saucepan. Melt the butter and stir in 2 tablespoons of Frank's hot sauce.

  7. Meanwhile, add butter to a small frying pan and toast the interior of the bun until it's golden and crispy. Set aside.

  8. Smear both sides of the bun with some ranch dressing. Once the chicken has fried, toss it in the buffalo sauce and place it in the sandwich. Top with carrot chips, arugula, and crumbled blue cheese. Serve immediately.