Bang Bang Chicken Sandwich

I was looking through some old cook books recently and found a chicken recipe called “bang bang” chicken. The book said it is sold by street vendors in China who summon customers by banging two sticks together (bang bang!).

I found a lot variations of bang bang chicken, with most of the recipes being deep fried or stir-fried with veggies. We love fried chicken sandwiches at our house, so I decided to create a sandwich recipe version of bang bang chicken; I didn’t see anything quite like this online.

The ingredient list or steps might look daunting but don’t worry, it takes very little time once you have all the ingredients ready. The biggest time requirement is the marination of the chicken. Once the chicken is marinated everything comes together fast.

This is truly an amazing chicken sandwich. The chicken is fried to golden perfection, then it is sandwiched between brioche buns and Asian-style sweet and spicy mayo. Once you have this you won’t want to go back to a regular fast food joint!

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Sweet and spicy sauce

  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil

Chicken marinade

  • 3 large chicken breast, pounded then cut into two equal pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Indian chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. sweet Spanish paprika


  • 2 cups panko
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 2 eggs beaten with 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 cup flour plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk marinade mix

To fry

  • 4 cups canola oil

To serve

  • 6 buttered toasted brioche buns
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sweet and spicy sauce
  • Fried chicken


Sweet and spicy sauce

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl, then cover and keep in the refrigerator until needed.

Chicken marinade

Thoroughly whisk all marinade ingredients, except for the chicken, in a large rectangle casserole dish. Add chicken pieces to the mix. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate overnight or at least 4 hours covered in the refrigerator. Bring the chicken out of the refrigerator an hour before you are ready to fry.


Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Set up dredging station: You will need three bowls for this step…

First shallow bowl, combine flour, and couple of tablespoon buttermilk marinade, then mix with a fork.

Second shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk.

Third bowl combine panko, salt, and pepper.

Dredge each piece of chicken in flour, then egg, and the panko mixture. Repeat until all chicken is coated in breading.


Transfer the chicken to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Set aside for 10 minutes.


To fry

Heat oil on a large non-stick electric skillet over medium high heat (350 degrees).


Fry the chicken, flipping in between several times for even browning, cook the chicken until golden brown for around 8-12 minutes and when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces.

To serve

To assemble the sandwich , spread a generous layer of sweet and spicy mayo on each bun. Top with pickles and chicken.

Serves 6

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