Back before we ate real food, we used to love going to Wendy’s and getting spicy chicken sandwiches.  Now that we don’t eat fast food, we hadn’t had them in awhile.  However, recently I decided to make them myself!  They were delicious; the whole family enjoyed them.  I hope you will too!


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 4 – 6 thin slices
  • 1 c. sprouted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. parsely
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. cream
  • 1/4 c. chili or red pepper sauce
  • Oil for frying (lard, beef tallow, coconut oil, or palm oil — not vegetable oil or shortening!)


Mix flour and spices together in a medium bowl.  In another bowl, mix cream, egg, and pepper sauce.  You can add more or less pepper sauce to taste; this is moderately spicy (less than Wendy’s chicken sandwich).  I’d probably add more next time, although then it might be too spicy for the little ones.  It wasn’t too spicy this time.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, about 1/2″ deep, over medium-high heat.  Dip chicken into flour, then cream mixture, then flour again.  Fry over medium heat for 7 – 8 minutes per side, until the outside is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken to a plate covered with a towel to drain and cool.

Serve on sprouted buns with lettuce, tomato, cheese, homemade mayo, barbecue sauce, or other toppings as desired.  Make some fries to go alongside for a perfect meal!

Do you like spicy chicken sandwiches?  How do you serve them?

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Kate is wife to Ben and mommy to Bekah (6.5), Daniel (5), Jacob (3), and Nathan (1.5). She is passionate about God, health, and food. She has written 7 cookbooks and a popular book entitled A Practical Guide to Children's Health. She also recently released Healing With God's Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies, which teaches people to use natural remedies to keep their families healthy. When she's not blogging, she's in the kitchen, sewing, or homeschooling her children.

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  1. These sound really yummy! I've never had the Wendy's version, but I'm sure these will be much better anyway! :)


  2. This sounds delicious! One question though. What is chili or red pepper sauce? Is that like tabasco?


  3. I make popcorn chicken in a similar way. For the spices, though, I use a creole seasoning mix (no MSG/other strange ingredients, just the spices) with self-rising flour and for the liquid I just do buttermilk. They taste great on biscuits with honey (seriously! My husband and I call them "Honey Cajun Chicken Biscuits") or on a salad. Yum!


  4. Ohhhh…yum yum yum yum yum! I haven’t had a spicy chicken sandwich in SO long (they used to be my favorite fast food!) I’m so excited to try this!


  5. These are delicious, Kate! Although I had mine stick in the pan…totally user error because I stink at frying stuff. Still…delish! :-)


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