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buffalo chicken sandwich with ranch slaw

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Ranch Slaw. Crispy golden fried chicken pieces dunked and soaked in a buttery buffalo sauce topped over a pile of chopped lettuce that’s tossed in a homemade ranch filled with fresh herbs and served in a lightly toasted potato bun. A super fun take on a take away fried chicken sandwich with a homemade spin.

buffalo chicken sandwich with ranch slaw

We are HUGE fried chicken sandwich fans- so of course we make a lot of these types of recipes but try out different combos to switch things up. I love the iconic buffalo and ranch pairing. Its a classic and works so well together. Whether you’ve had buffalo wings with the ranch dipping sauce on the side or a buffalo ranch sauce you know what i’m talking about. Buffalo ranch sauce is so popular right now, if you don’t know what that is, its ranch sauce mixed with some type of hot sauce to create buffalo ranch. We’re seeing it on a lot of fast food menus now as the base sauce for their chicken sandwiches.

fried chicken

buffalo fried chicken

While I was inspired by the buffalo ranch combo, I also pulled inspiration from Tik Tok’s trending grinder salad which mimics coleslaw but made with chopped lettuce instead and used as a topping for sandwiches. The grinder salad is a mix of mayo, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, red chili flakes, chopped pepperoncini’s and salt and pepper. It’s absolutely fantastic and a game changer for sandwiches, the only dinger is that it gets pretty wet so the sandwich gets soggy quick. You definitely need to be careful of the amount of liquid you use to mix with the lettuce and stay on the creamier side so that your not left with something soggy to eat.



instead of making the grinder salad I decided to make my own ranch dressing and use that to toss my chopped lettuce head in. It’s amazing and works with any sandwich so you don’t need to make it for this particular one. Homemade Ranch begins by mixing together some mayonnaise, sour cream and a bit of buttermilk. Now you could use some Greek yogurt to make it a touch healthier if you wanted too. Toss in fresh parsley, dill and chives and finish with ground garlic, onion, celery salt and season with salt and pepper. There you have it, a killer quick ranch sauce.

buffalo chicken sandwich with ranch slaw

ranch slaw

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buffalo chicken sandwich with ranch slaw

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Ranch Slaw

Fried chicken dunked in buffalo hot sauce served on a toasted potato bun with homemade ranch dressing tossed with shredded lettuce.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Burgers & Sandwiches
Keyword: Beet Burger, buffalo, chicken, fried basil, huevos rancheros, ice cream sandwiches, lunch, slaw
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 potato buns
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 cups lettuce head chopped

ranch dressing

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • 1 tsp ground onion
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

buffalo sauce

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2/3 cup Frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Start by marinating the chicken. Prep the chicken by cutting off the tenders, pound down the breasts into an even thickness and cut them to size to fit onto the buns. Toss the buttermilk with the hot sauce and submerge all the chicken into the liquid. Let rest refrigerated 1 hour or overnight.
  • To make the ranch: Combine all the ingredients and let rest until ready to use. Just before serving, toss the chopped lettuce in the ranch just until coated.
  • Preheat the frying oil to 350 degrees F.
  • For the buffalo sauce: in a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted stir in the hot sauce and cayenne pepper. Simmer on low for 5 minutes until well combined.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and spices, season with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces through the flour mixture, coating both sides and drop it into the oil once hot. Fry until golden brown on both sides about 3-4 minutes a side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Let rest onto a wire rack until all the chicken is cooked.
  • Once all the chicken is cooked and is resting it's time to assemble the burgers. Spread a touch of butter on both sides of the bun and toast in the oven or in a pan just a little bit, about 1 minutes so that the buns aren't too soft.
  • To assemble: spread some ranch on the bottom bun, place a large helping of the slaw across the bottom bun, try not to get a lot of liquid, next dunk the fried chicken pieces in the buffalo sauce and place on the sandwich to finish it off. Enjoy!

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Ranch Slaw

Burgers & Sandwiches

June 13, 2022


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