This Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich is exactly what chicken sandwich dreams are made of! This sandwich may not be authentic, but it's damn good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich, Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Fried Chicken Sandwich, Air Fryer Recipes, Corn Flake Chicken, Southern Chicken Sandwich Recipe, Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
8boneless, skinless chicken thighstrimmed
1cupbuttermilk*see recipe notes if you'd like to make your own buttermilk
PREPARE THE CHICKEN
prepped panko coating
HOT HONEY SLAW
1tspred pepper flakes
YOU'LL ALSO NEED
bread and butter pickles
American or pepperjack cheese
Prepare your chicken thighs by trimming the fat and placing them into a plastic bag or bowl with the buttermilk. Zip the bag or cover the bowl for about 20 minutes or overnight.
To make the panko, place the corn flakes into a blender or food processor and pulse until course but not completely fine.
In a bowl, combine the cornflakes, flour, salt, and cayenne.
PREPARE THE CHICKEN
Get your air fryer ready by spraying the air fryer with an even coating of cooking spray.
Get your panko and beaten eggs ready in two seperate bowls.
Get your marinated chicken and place one chicken thigh into the eggs, then place it into the panko. Then place the prepped chicken thigh into the air fryer. Repeat this process until you run out of space in your air fryer (depending on the size of your air fryer, this will vary).
Air fry for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Repeat this process until all of the chicken is cooked.
MAKE THE HOT HONEY SLAW
In a bowl, place the shredded cabbage, mayo, honey, red pepper flakes, and cayenne into a bowl and toss until combined. Set aside.
ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICH
Place a fried chicken thigh into a potato bun, add a little slaw, sliced tomatoes, pickles, and cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition facts are calculated automatically therefore they are only estimates. *TO MAKE YOUR OWN BUTTERMILK:you can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice.