Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

olive fried chicken sandwich

  • makes 4
  • Easy

Our OFC sandwich takes a fast-food favourite up a notch with the addition of a spicy, salty, sweet glaze


Try our epic fried chicken sandwich, then check out these curried chicken burgers, chicken parmigiana and chicken schnitzel.



  • skinless chicken thigh fillets 4, trimmed of excess fat and sinew
  • buttermilk 284ml carton
  • plain flour 150g
  • cornflour 50g
  • groundnut oil for deep frying
  • brioche-style burger buns 4
  • butter melted for toasting
  • sliced gherkins to serve


  • garlic granules 1 tbsp
  • cayenne 2 tsp
  • black peppercorns ground to make 1 tsp
  • paprika (not smoked) 1 tbsp
  • celery salt 1 tsp
  • dried oregano 2 tsp


  • runny honey 4 tbsp
  • sea salt flakes ½ tbsp
  • unsalted butter 2 tbsp
  • american hot sauce (such as Frank's or Tabasco) 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Combine the spice mix ingredients. Put the chicken, 1 tbsp of the spice mix, 1 tsp salt, the buttermilk and 3 tbsp pickle liquid from the jar of gherkins into a food bag. Leave to marinate for 4 hours in a fridge (or preferably overnight). Remove from the fridge 1 hour before cooking, to bring to room temperature.

  • Step 2

    When you are ready to fry the chicken, put the flour, cornflour and the remaining spice mix in a shallow bowl and combine.

  • Step 3

    Heat groundnut oil no more than 1/3 full in a large pan until it reaches 180C or a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Take the chicken thighs out of the marinade, shake any excess off then dredge thoroughly in the spiced flour mix.

  • Step 5

    Carefully lower the chicken into the oil and fry for 4 minutes each side until deep golden brown and crisp. If the pan isn’t large enough to fry 4 at once, do in batches and keep the fried chicken warm on a rack in a 180C/fan 160/gas 4 oven.

  • Step 6

    Brush the buns with melted butter then put cut-side down on a griddle pan until charred and crisp. Heat the glaze ingredients in a small pan, whisking to combine.

  • Step 7

    To assemble, lay some gherkins on the bottom of each bun. Top with a chicken thigh, drizzle with some glaze then put the bun top on and eat straightaway.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 701
  • Fat 23.9g
  • Saturates 11.4g
  • Carbs 90.5g
  • Sugars 24.3g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 29.5g
  • Salt 4.4g