Lindsey Eats LA is kicking up the heat with her delectable, daring Hot Honey Fried Chicken Sandwiches. These crunchy, picnic-ready sandwiches are good to go, stacked with the perfect West Coast blend of heat and local sweetness.

Gochujang, a Korean favorite made from red chili peppers, brings the heat, and our So Cal honey brings the sweet, plus a mild citrus tang. Layered with dill pickle mayo and cabbage slaw over crunchy fried chicken, these chicken sandwiches will help you squeeze even more out of your bottle of Local Hive.

Ingredients:

Fried Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 buns of your choice (we like a potato bun)
  • Tomato slice (optional)

Hot Honey

  • 4-5 thinly sliced chilis (We recommend Thai chilis)
  • 1/2 cup Local Hive Honey

Dill Pickle Mayo

  • About 2 tbsp sliced dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pickle juice
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

Gochujang Cabbage Slaw

  • 1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

There are four parts to this recipe: the fried chicken, the mayo, the slaw, and the hot honey sauce.

  1. Start by prepping each of the four parts. Mix your chicken with the marinade, slice and mix your dill pickle mayo, heat up your hot honey, and mix together the ingredients for the slaw. Set each aside.
  2. To make your hot honey, heat a small pan with your honey and chilis. Bring to a simmer and turn off heat. Set aside.
  3. Next, heat a deep pan with vegetable oil. Take your chicken thighs and dredge them in your beaten eggs and then flour. Shake off the excess and fry in your hot oil until the chicken is cooked through and the outside is crispy, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Let the chicken thighs cool before topping with salt and drizzling on your hot honey sauce.
  5. Assemble your fried chicken sandwiches by layering your dill pickle mayo, tomato slice (optional), cabbage slaw, fried chicken, and top bun. Enjoy!

Recipe and image provided by Lindsey Eats LA