Nashville Hot Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Menu PartSandwich/Wrap
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Nashville Hot Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Executive Chef Josh Maron

Legends of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Ind.

Nashville fried chicken has traveled from its Tennessee roots to pop up on menus across the country. At Legends of Notre Dame, a restaurant and pub on the university’s campus, chef Josh Maron menus the spicy chicken as a sandwich. He tosses a crispy fried chicken breast in housemade Nashville-style hot sauce and layers it on a toasted brioche bun with mayo, lettuce and pickles.


Nashville hot sauce

1 cup lard or butter, melted

6 tbsp. ground cayenne pepper

2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. hot pepper sauce

1½ tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. granulated garlic

1 tsp. ground black pepper

Chicken sandwich

1 brioche bun, butter toasted

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce

1 breaded chicken breast fillet, deep-fried and kept warm

2 tbsp. Nashville hot sauce (recipe above)

6 crinkle-cut dill pickle slices, drained


1. For sauce: Combine all ingredients in saucepan or container and whisk until well blended. Keep warm for service.

2. For sandwich: Spread mayonnaise on top and bottom halves of bun. Layer lettuce on bottom half.

3. Brush warm chicken with 2 tablespoons Nashville hot sauce; layer over lettuce. Top with pickle slices and bun to close sandwich.

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