Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Learn how to make a buffalo chicken sandwich topped with crispy lettuce and a creamy blue cheese dressing. The crispy chicken is coated in panko and baked. Dip the crispy chicken in buffalo sauce and serve them on buns with blue cheese and lettuce for an amazing sandwich.

a buffalo chicken sandwich.

Buffalo wing sauce isn’t just for chicken wings – it’s also for buffalo chicken sandwiches. Specifically, crispy breaded baked chicken breasts coated with spicy sauce and sandwiched between soft rolls with some cool crisp lettuce and a very creamy blue cheese sauce.

ingredients for the recipe.

And I like these sandwiches better than wings because 1) it’s a main course instead of an app and 2) the spicy chicken sandwich is a lot less messy than a plate of sauced wings. You get all the flavors, spice, and blue cheese wonderfulness, all served up in a nice and neat sandwich package.

How to Make the Sandwiches

Panko is a great way to make crispy breaded chicken (no frying!), and you can make four at a time. While they bake, mix up the simple blue cheese sauce and then assemble the sandwiches and serve. If you love buffalo sauce, you need to try this recipe!

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

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Spicy buffalo chicken sandwiches topped with crispy lettuce and a creamy blue cheese dressing. The crispy chicken is coated in panko and then baked. Dip them in buffalo sauce to give them a spicy kick!

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American



For the Chicken

  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)

For the Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

For Serving

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves, optional
  • Blue cheese crumbles, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a wire baking rack on a large sheet pan.
  2. Pound each piece of chicken so it’s 1” thick. Slice each piece in half so you have four pieces that are approximately the same size.
  3. Whisk the egg in a shallow dish. In a seperate dish, mix the panko with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Coat each piece of the chicken in the egg and then place it in the panko. Coat it on all side with the panko – you may need to lightly press it to get it to stick to the chicken.
  5. Place the chicken on the wire rack and place the sheet pan in the oven. Bake the chicken for 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F.
  6. While the chicken bakes, make the blue cheese sauce. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Keep it in the refrigerator until the chicken is done baking.
  7. Pour the buffalo sauce in a shallow bowl. Carefully coat each piece of chicken in the sauce. Use tongs to move the chicken so you can coat it on all sides. Serve on buns with the lettuce, blue cheese sauce, and extra crumbles, if using.


You can use storebought blue cheese dressing instead of making the sauce. Just choose one that is thicker.

For a less spicy experience, spoon some buffalo sauce on the chicken instead of coating the whole piece.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 5.8g
  • Sodium: 1304.7mg
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.3g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 32.2g
  • Cholesterol: 146mg

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Tips and Suggestions

Not into blue cheese? Try some ranch dressing on the sandwiches instead.

If you are into blue cheese but short on time, feel free to use blue cheese dressing instead of making the sauce.

For a less spicy experience, skip dipping the whole piece of chicken and spoon a little sauce on the sandwich instead.

overhead shot of sandwiches on a cutting board.

This would completely change the experience, but you can take some shredded chicken, warm it up, and toss it in the buffalo sauce. That’s an even easier version if you’re craving the flavors but don’t have a lot of time.

You could also turn a buffalo chicken sandwich into sliders for a twist. Cut the chicken breasts into eight equal pieces, bread them, and bake them. They won’t need as long to bake, and then serve them on slider rolls like my mini crispy chicken sandwich recipe.

Feel free to add other toppings like sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, or pickles. Or swap the lettuce for coleslaw.

buffalo chicken sandwiches topped with sauce and cheese.

If you love buffalo chicken, you know what to do. Give this spicy buffalo chicken sandwich recipe a try ASAP. I hope you love it!

Happy cooking,


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