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nashville hot chicken sandwich

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Spicy crispy chicken in a warm buttery brioche bun

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword friedchicken, hotchicken, sandwich, spicy
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 537 kcal


  • Aldi Red Bag Chicken or other frozen breaded chicken breast filets
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper if you want it less spicy use less
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • A pinch of Brown Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Brioche bun
  • Pickles
  • Mayonnaise


  1. Air fry chicken breast at 400° for 16 minutes (or according to package directions until crispy).
  2. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in the microwave. When butter is melted add spices into butter and mix together. It is important to add the spices while the butter is still hot so that the spices awaken and infuse the butter.
  3. Lightly toast brioche buns in an oven or toaster oven. Optional: butter the cut side of the bun so it turns golden brown.
  4. Spread mayonnaise on toasted buns. Place cooked chicken on top of the bun then baste hot butter sauce onto chicken. You want the chicken completely coated in the sauce.
  5. Top chicken with pickles* and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I personally like to slice my pickles thinly and put them all over the chicken so that every bite has a little crunch and tang from the pickles.