Airfryer Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches


Ingredients: Makes 4 sandwiches

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 80g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp paprika

For the buffalo sauce

  • 40g butter
  • 150g Franks red hot sauce

To assemble

  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 4 brioche buns, toasted
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Red onion, thinly sliced


1 In a large mixing bowl add the chicken strips, buttermilk, half the garlic powder, half the cayenne powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well to coat the chicken and set aside in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours, or overnight if time allows.

2 To a large plate, add the breadcrumbs, ­flour, remaining spices, and a pinch of salt and black pepper and mix well. Remove the chicken strips from the marinade, shaking off any excess and add to the breadcrumb mixture, a few pieces at a time. Toss the chicken and coat well in the breadcrumbs and set aside on a clean plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.

3 To cook, add the chicken in an even layer to the basket of the air fryer, brush the chicken with a little olive oil or cooking spray. Cook at 180°C for 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until crispy and cooked through.

4 While the chicken is cooking, make the buffalo sauce by simply melting the butter and mixing with the hot sauce.

5 To assemble the sandwiches, toss the chicken tenders and buffalo sauce together in a bowl, coating well. Add half a tablespoon of mayo to the base and lid of each brioche bun. Add lettuce to each base bun, top with 2-3 tenders and a little red onion, top with the remaining buns and enjoy.