Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches Recipe

Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Marinating Time: 48 hrs
  • Yield: 2 Sandwiches (2 servings)

Super crispy fried chicken and tangy homemade pickles, slathered with a hot and spicy pepper sauce and packed into a buttery biscuit. Can't stand the heat? No problem. Check out this chicken sandwich or simply leave out the peppers from the ingredients below. 


  • For the Chicken Brine:
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • For the Pickles:
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers (sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • For the Chicken Sandwich:
  • 4 cups peanut oil for frying
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • buttermilk biscuits
  • Hot pepper sauce (such as Sriracha or Captain Foods's Datil Pepper Sauce)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this chicken dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Brine the Chicken

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the buttermilk and hot sauce in a ziplock bag, stir, and add chicken. Let the chicken marinate up to 48 hours, which is where I find the flavor and texture peaks.

Pickle the Cucumbers

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. When you're ready to make the chicken sandwiches, start by preparing the cucumbers so they have time to pickle! In a small bowl, add cucumbers and massage in sugar and salt.

  3. Let sit for a few minutes, then add vinegar and set aside

Assemble the Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat oil to 360 F.

  3. In a shallow dish, stir together flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.

  4. Remove chicken, piece by piece, from brine and let the excess liquid drip off. Dredge each tender in the flour, then add it back to the buttermilk, then to the flour again.

  5. Shake off excess breading and fry until golden and crispy and the meat is cooked through.

  6. Remove from oil, set on paper towels, and sprinkle with a little more salt. Set aside.

  7. Carefully cut your biscuits in half and slather each side with as much pepper sauce as you can handle.

  8. Evenly add as many fried chicken tenders as possible, shove a few slices of pickles between each one, and finally, close the sandwiches up and serve!