Spicy Chicken Sandwich Sriracha Cilantro Mayo

A juicy, pan-fried chicken breast along with lettuce, red onion and a spicy spread made from mayo, sriracha, honey and fresh cilantro turns up the heat on a simple chicken sandwich, making it a memorable weeknight meal you’ll want to make again and again.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Sriracha Cilantro Mayo

Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Juicy, pan-fried chicken and a spicy spread made with mayonnaise, sriracha, honey and fresh cilantro combine to transform a simple chicken sandwich into an easy weeknight favorite.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Thinly-sliced red onion
  • 4 soft rolls, sliced

For the Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo:

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Prepare the Sriracha-Cilantro Mayo by combining the mayonnaise, honey, 2 teaspoons of the sriracha and cilantro in a small bowl. Taste and add more sriracha if desired. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the egg and milk together in a pie plate or other shallow dish. Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper and spread on a dinner plate or sheet of wax paper.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken first in the egg, then in the crumb mixture, pressing lightly to be sure the crumbs adhere well.
  4. Add about 1/8-inch of vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook until the crumb coating is golden brown and the interior is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate. Divide the mayo mixture between the four rolls and add a layer of lettuce and red onion to each. Top with chicken and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 685Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 820mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 45g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.