Honey Kissed Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Oh. My. Word. These were awesome. First, the chicken is marinated in buttermilk, dredged in seasoned flour, fried until golden and placed on a toasted kaiser roll with all the fixin’s. Then, just when you think that it couldn’t possibly get any better,  a little honey is drizzled over the top for a kiss of sweetness. I kid you not, I made these for Ryan and I the other day and after he finished his in an astonishing 5 minutes his quick little fingers grabbed mine while I had set it down in between bites. They were that good.

I would be lying if I told you that I am a huge sweets fan. Really, I’m not. I’m more of a salty food kind of person. That is why the fact that I liked this sandwich so much may seem weird to a few of you who know that I would prefer a pickle to a cookie any day. But this sandwich has just the right balance of salty and sweet to please just about any palate.

Please note that there is a little planning ahead required when making this recipe. The chicken needs to marinate in the buttermilk mixture for at least 2 hours.

Honey Kissed Crispy Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and pat dry
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • oil for frying
  • 2 kaiser rolls
  • mayonnaise
  • About 2 teaspoons honey
  • tomato slices
  • lettuce leaves
  • sliced red onion



Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag.Pound with the flat side of meat mallet until flattened to 1/4 inch thick (a rolling pin would work too).


In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, egg, 1 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt and Tabasco. Place chicken breasts in the bowl, turn to coat, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


After marinating the chicken, place flour, baking powder and 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt in a resealable plastic bag. Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to flour. Shake to coat. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.


Heat 1/ 2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil starts to shimmer, sprinkle a little flour over it. If it sizzles its ready. Fry chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.


Toast kaiser rolls. Spread mayonnaise on roll. Place chicken breast on bottom half of roll, drizzle 1 teaspoon of honey over each chicken breast. Add tomato, lettuce, onion and top half of roll.




As I learned, if you happen to be eating this with anyone else at the table, hang on to your sandwich or it just might disappear. Enjoy!

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    September 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I have made this several times and it is delicious, but was wondering if it can be baked instead of fried to save on calories from frying in oil. Please respond quickly, as I would like to prepare tonight, thanx

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    One of THE best chicken sandwiches I’ve ever had.

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    January 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    AWESOME!!! Made this chicken last night and the plates were empty! It’s a keeper for the recipe box :) Thanks so much!

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    December 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Oh so good. I love chicken and this is the greatest.

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    February 15, 2010 at 6:49 am

    This chicken sandwich looks absolutely fabulous. The melange of crusty chicken and the fresh salad is unbeatable.
    Thank you for the inspiring recipe.

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    Melissa K
    January 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    These were flippin’ delicious! I made them a few weeks ago, and will be making them again tonight. The honey is the perfect touch! We normally have grilled chicken sandwiches once a week, but these are going into the rotation once a month or so (trying to keep the fried foods at a minimum). The chicken breasts we get from our butcher are pretty big, so after I pound them, I cut them into at least 2 separate pieces. We end up with at least 4 sandwiches out of 2 breasts that way – and this time, I ended up cutting one into 3 pieces. Hubby takes the leftovers to work with him and he says they are just as good cold.

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    December 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Sounds healthy! OK, not, but definitely tasty :-)

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    December 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Wow! That looks absolutely amazing! I’m not surprised that it tastes so good with honey on top…I was one of those kids who dunked chicken strips in honey. :D I’m definitely trying this recipe soon!

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    December 15, 2009 at 7:24 am

    I never even thought of drizzling honey on top! What a great idea.

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    December 15, 2009 at 7:05 am

    The combination of flavors in this sandwich sounds delicious!

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    December 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I have done chicken strips marinated in buttermilk.. but the honey is the special drizzle here.. Sounds really good.

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    Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
    December 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Wow those sound amazing! My kids are chicken crazy, I bet they would love this! Thanks!

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    December 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Oh yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe.