Southwest Chicken Sandwiches


  • 6 -8 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 C. red hot pepper sauce
  • 2/3 C. water
  • 1 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • chicken breast fillets, pounded
  • 4 plain hamburger buns
  • 8 tsp mayonnaise
  • lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomatoes



  • In a shallow bowl, add the flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper and mix well.
  • In a shallow bowl, add the water and pepper sauce and mix well.
  • Coat each chicken fillet with the flour mixture and then dip into water mixture and finally again, coat with the flour mixture.
  • In a skillet, add the oil and cook until its temperature reaches to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the chicken fillets and fry for about 9-12 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon transfer the chicken pieces onto a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat another skillet over medium heat and cook the hamburger buns until slightly toasted.
  • Place about 2 tsp of the mayonnaise on the face of each top buns, followed by 1 tomato slice and 1 lettuce leaf.
  • Place 1 chicken piece on each bottom bun.
  • Arrange the top half of each sandwich onto the bottom half and enjoy hot.

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