Crisp and spicy with tender meat inside, this Nashville Hot Honey Chicken Slider Sandwich recipe serves up delicious fried chicken coated with a hot honey sauce and topped with coleslaw and pickle slices on slider rolls.
Brining the Chicken: Pat dry the chicken thighs and cut them in half. Combine buttermilk, hot sauce, spices, and chicken thighs. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
Dredge the Chicken: Make the hot seasoned flour. Drain excess buttermilk brine from thighs then dredge both sides in the flour mixture. Set on a wire rack and allow to rest while oil heats up.
Fry the Chicken: In a large cast iron skillet heat 1.5 inches of oil to 350 degrees F. Add 4-6 chicken thighs and turn every 2 to 3 minutes. Fry until thighs are golden brown.
Hot Honey Sauce: Transfer cooked chicken thighs to a wire rack. Combine ingredients for the hot honey sauce then brush it on both sides of cooked chicken thighs.
Assemble the Hot Honey Chicken Sliders: Place one chicken thigh on the bottom bun of a slider roll then top with additional hot honey, coleslaw, and pickle slices. Serve immediately.