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Recipes

Grilled Hot Chicken Sandwich

With a cook time of 30 minutes or less, our grilled hot chicken sandwich is a win for everyone!

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Cooking for 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 whole jalapeño (with seeds)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
  • red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

Brine

  • 10 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. red pepper flakes

Sauce

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp. Scotch bonnet powder
  • 3 tbsp. sriracha
  • .5 cup chicken stock

To serve

  • 4 buns (your preference)


1 Food Prep

  • Create a brine for your chicken the night before to help the meat stay moist. Boil 2 cups of water and seasonings (cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, jalapeño). Add 8 cups of additional water and boneless chicken thighs. Brine overnight.

  • Remove your chicken thighs from the brine and pat it dry with paper towels. Now, coat both sides of your chicken with sriracha as a binder for your seasonings. Coat your chicken thighs liberally with red pepper flakes, cayenne and garlic powder.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
  • Grill your chicken for 5–7 minutes, turning it regularly for an even cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. If the outside of your chicken starts to overcook before reaching the internal temperature, move it to the cooler side of the grate.
  • Once the internal temperature is reached, remove your chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes to retain the moisture.
  • While your chicken is resting, mix together your sauce ingredients in a small grill-safe saucepan on the grill.
  • Once your sauce is warmed, build your sandwich by drizzling the chicken thighs with sauce and placing on your buns.
Reviews
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5 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great recipe to try. Family and friends will love it. Tasty and moist
Date published: 2023-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled Hot Chicken Sandwich Saw this and had to try it, so I made, with a couple of my own special ingredients and I must say, this recipe is my favorite so far, this is the one that's easier to make, and the entire family can enjoy, mine sure did! I totally think this recipe should win, thanks!
Date published: 2023-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPICY! I like spicy food so I gave this a try and I will say that it had my nose running lol. If you are sensitive to spice be careful but if you're into it then you'll love this recipe!
Date published: 2023-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to miss Grilled chicken is a healthy choice for dining and this recipe is delicious. Whether adding condiments or lettuce/tomato/bacon, it's spot on :)
Date published: 2023-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good recipe Seen the video and decided to give it a try for myself went through all the ingredients you needed from here and within 30 min had some pretty delicious sandwiches, I would definitely recommend giving this a try.
Date published: 2022-05-11
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