Topped with sliced mangos, strips of crispy, fried chicken breast, avocados, cheddar cheese, and a spicy and sweet Sriracha Ranch Dressing, this Spicy Chicken Sandwich is an easy and fun lunch to take to the office. Make my spicy chicken sandwich recipe any time you want a fresh hot sandwich. You can even use leftovers to make this fried chicken sandwich fast!
Want the best chicken sandwich you’ve ever had? Grab a few ingredients and make this Spicy Chicken Sandwich recipe. Crusty bread, creamy pink Sriracha sauce, avocado, cilantro, green chilli, mango slices, onion slices, crispy spicy fried chicken fingers and a layer of cheese which melts slightly as it sits over the fried chicken.
WHY THIS SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH
I don’t know what it is about fried chicken that sometimes just gets into me. Just the fried stuff. Ok, you might know me more as a lover of salads and soups. And I absolutely LOVE those meals.
But there are just fried chicken sandwich kind of days. It’s what I’m craving sometimes and deep down I’m hoping that I’m like everyone else. Do you get those crazy cravings for super healthy meals or decadent sweets or for fried junky foods too?
My spicy chicken sandwich is made with homemade fried chicken and the mango adds just a touch of sweetness to make everything just right.
Avocado adds a rich, creamy texture. I love the combo of mango and spice in this chicken sandwich ( did you miss my Spicy Mango Chicken Wings with my easy quick homemade mango chutney?).
For the sauce, I simply mixed some Sriracha sauce with some ranch dressing for a Sriracha ranch sauce-YUM! Oh my gosh, it’s just the best.
Fried Chicken for Fried Chicken Sandwich
You can use almost any homemade fried chicken for this recipe. You can even use leftovers or buy restaurant fried chicken if you really wanted to. Try these recipes for fantastic results. All of these recipes use the same method of double flour dipping for an extra crunch you will love.
Fish Fry — you can make the same sandwich with fish!
MAKE SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH RECIPE
For the chicken, I used my method for making the BEST Spicy Fried Chicken Fingers.
I strongly urge you to try that recipe—it’s go-to to fried chicken fingers recipe, it’s a recipe I get asked for every SINGLE time someone tries it for the first time, and I share my favorite tips of making endless variations of it!
As for the toppings, I went with avocado, some cilantro leaves, a bunch of greens, some red onions, some green chili (or jalapeño), and some marbled cheese.
You can change up the sandwich significantly by choosing different toppings or a different type of bread.
How to make variations on the spicy chicken sandwich?
For veggie and fruit toppings you could try Pickled onions, baby arugula, micro-greens, sauteed onions and peppers or sauteed mushrooms.
Sliced peaches, pears, apples, sliced tomatoes, and olives are also great options!
For cheese variety, you could try provolone, swiss, goat cheese, Monterey Jack, blue cheese or feta!
Skip the sriracha and use habanero chili sauce to make habanero ranch sauce, or use roasted garlic or chopped preserved lemons to flavor the ranch dressing to your liking. Or change up the sauce with a hot sauce, creamy avocado sauce, or spicy mayo.
The type of bread you chose is totally optional and will define the character of your chicken sandwich. I chose a crunchy ciabatta style baguette, but a good old burger bun works perfectly well here. It’s your choice of how you want your chicken sandwich to be.
Turn your Sriracha Mango Chicken Sandwich into a wrap using soft naan bread or tortillas.
I fried the chicken in my handy dandy deep fryer. Yes I have one, and at times like these I love it. Then I went ahead and put some fries in. YES indeed I did.
HOW TO MAKE SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH RECIPE
Toast the bread and slather it with some sriracha ranch sauce.
Top with greens, mango slices and some fresh cilantro leaves.
Add some avocado slices and red onion rings as well as some sliced chili peppers (optional).
Now, it’s time to add that chicken, you’ve prepped in advance with the recipes linked above or any fried chicken recipe. You can also dress up a basic Chick Fil A or Popeye sandwich with these toppings for fast food that significantly improves on the original!
Put the cheese on top of the still warm chicken to get a slight melt! And you are done!
CHICKEN SANDWICH TIPS
- Drain the chicken well so that you don’t end up with a greasy sandwich or soggy bread. I like to set mine over a cooling rack with paper towels underneath to let it drain. This works well for fries too!
- Use chicken breast meat for the best results.
- Make the breading for the chicken using a flour mixture with black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper for a great-tasting crispy chicken sandwich.
- Make the chicken ahead of time for a quick meal on a busy night or use leftovers!
Spicy Sweet Sriracha Mango Chicken Sandwich
Topped with sliced mangos, strips of tender, crispy, fried chicken breast, avocados, cheddar cheese, and a spicy and sweet Sriracha Ranch Dressing, this Mango Chicken Sandwich is an easy and fun lunch to take to the office.
- 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast prepared like the Spicy Fried Chicken Fingers recipe
- 1 bread bun burger bun or a crusty baguette or a soft naan wrap..etc
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing (your favorite brand or homemade)
- 3 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
- 1/2 cup greens (any type or mixed)
- 8 thin slices of mangoes
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- thinly sliced red onions
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 2 green chilli sliced (or jalapeños)
- 4 slices marbled cheddar cheese ( or your favorite type)
- freshly ground pepper
Cook the chicken according to the recipe.
Chose your favorite type of bread, toast it if you prefer.
Make the Sriracha Ranch by mixing the Sriracha sauce and ranch dressing in a small bowl.
Spread a couple tablespoons of the Sriracha sauce at the bottom of your bread, layer the greens, mangoes, avocados, chilli, cilantro and sliced onions.
Then top that with the fried chicken fingers.
Place the cheese and a grind of fresh black pepper over that then top with more Sriracha ranch sauce and then the top part of the bread. Enjoy 🙂
- Sliced peaches, pears, apples, blue cheese, goat cheese, Monterey Jack, Swiss cheese, feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, and olives make for great toppings.
- Turn your Sriracha Mango Chicken Sandwich into a wrap using soft naan bread or tortillas.
- Skip the sriracha and use habanero chili sauce to make habanero ranch sauce, or use roasted garlic or chopped preserved lemons to flavor the ranch dressing to your liking.