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Hot Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeno Buttermilk & Fresh Mango

Crispy, spicy fried chicken breast tossed in spicy honey sauce, drizzled with jalapeno buttermilk then topped with fresh sliced mango
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza, Chicken
Keyword: Hot Chicken Sandwich
Servings: 4



  • 4 chicken breasts, thin sliced
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning such as Zatarains
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup Cajun seasoning such as Zatarains

Spicy Honey Drizzle

  • 3/4 cup honey warmed
  • 3 tsp Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning such as Zatarains

Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno whole with seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Fresh Mango

  • 1 mango peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp cilantro

Other Ingredients

  • 2-4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 4 Brioche hamburger buns
  • 1 handful cilantro for garnish



  • Combine 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning and 2 blended eggs in a large dish. Soak chicken breasts in mixture while you prepare Spicy Honey Drizzle and Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing.
  • In a large Ziplock bag, combine 3 cups flour and 1/3 cup Cajun seasoning.
  • Place chicken breast, one at a time, in Ziplock bag and shake it up. Remove from Ziplock bag and place back in buttermilk mixture. Then one more time in the Ziplock bag until all chicken breasts have been double coated.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large , wide rimmed pan, to about 350 degrees. I set my stove top to medium - medium high. You want enough oil to nearly cover the chicken. This is not deep frying, but rather pan frying.
  • Fry chicken breast, turning as each side browns, until fully cooked through. Times will vary depending on thickness of chicken breasts. Internal temp should read 165 degrees.
  • Remove chicken to wire rack and season with more Cajun seasoning right away.
  • Assemble Hot Chicken Sandwiches: Place a spoonful of Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing on bottom bun, then fried chicken breast, then Spicy Honey Drizzle, then Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing and finish with sliced mango, cilantro and the top bun.

Spicy Honey Drizzle

  • Combine warmed honey, Tabasco and Cajun seasoning.

Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing

  • Place buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, jalapeno and cilantro in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.

Sliced Mango

  • Toss sliced mango with lime juice and cilantro.