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Chicken Sandwich

chicken sandwich
Chicken Sandwich

This version of Koi Anselmo’s chicken sandwich can give Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A and KFC‘s Zinger chicken sandwiches a run for their money.

Instead of chicken breast fillet, Koi opted to use chicken thigh fillet in this recipe for a tender, juicier meat. The chicken is marinated for 4 hours in buttermilk, then coated with seasoned breading and fried to a perfect crisp. Served in toasted brioche buns with a layer of his own signature dressing.

chicken sandwich

Chicken Sandwich

Koi Anselmo
• Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
• Chick-fil-A Sandwich
• KFC Zinger
Prep Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 5 hrs
Course Chicken, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 7 people
Calories 0.69 kcal


  • 7 pcs. chicken thigh fillet
  • 7 pcs brioche buns
  • oil for frying
  • butter
  • pickles


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 pc egg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne powder


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ground black pepper


  • mayonnaise
  • sriracha sauce
  • squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • ground black pepper
  • honey


Marinating the chicken:

  • In a bowl, add buttermilk, egg, kosher salt, garlic powder and cayenne powder. Whisk until combined.
  • Add chicken thigh fillet. Cover with cling wrap and marinate for 4 hours. 

Preparing the breading:

  • Combine breading ingredients in a bowl and whisk until evenly mixed.

Preparing the dressing:

  • Mix all dressing ingredients in a smal bowl until fully combined.

Frying the chicken:

  • Prepare and heat a frying pan or a pot. Add enough oil for frying.
  • Fry the chicken in batches until browned and crispy. Let it rest for awhile and fry again in a higher heat for a few seconds. 

Toasting the buns:

  • Prepare a skillet and set heat to medium low. Add butter and wait for it to melt.
  • Cut the buns into halves and toast by place the cut sides into the skillet surface.
  • Once the buns are nicely toasted, remove from the skillet.

Assembling the sandwich:

  • Use a spoon to spread both toasted sides of the buns with the dressing. Add a few pieces of pickles, then place a piece of the fried chicken fillet. Finish assembling the sandwich by placing the other half of the toasted bun on top. Enjoy the sandwich.
Keyword Chicken Sandwich