Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich is spicy, crispy and juicy then placed on a soft bun. This easy copycat recipe can be made at home with easy ingredients.

Close up image of Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich with a side of fries.

Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich Recipe:

Chick-Fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich is one of my favorites at Chick-Fil-A but then I started getting the deluxe and it is now my go-to.

Going to our local Chick-Fil-A can get pricey especially with my large family. That is why I am glad I can make this copycat version at home.

We love that it is easy to make and my kids have even commented that they like the copycat recipe better.

Close up image of Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich with a side of fries.

What is on a Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich?

The Chick-Fil-a Spicy Deluxe Sandwich starts off with chicken breast that is cooked with cayenne pepper and other easy ingredients. Pepper jack cheese tops the chicken with lettuce, tomato and slice pickles.

It is the sandwiched between two hamburger buns. The ingredients might seem long, but the results of this crispy, spicy sandwich makes it worth it. You probably already have majority of the ingredients.

Ingredients needed - Chicken breasts, pickle juice, egg, milk, flour, powdered sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, oil, hamburger buns, dill pickles, pepper jack cheese, tomato, lettuce.

Ingredients: 

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Dill Pickle Juice 
  • Egg 
  • Milk 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Confectioner’s Sugar 
  • Paprika 
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Black Pepper 
  • Salt 
  • Peanut Oil or Canola Oil for Frying
  • Hamburger Buns 
  • Dill Pickles 
  • Pepper Jack Cheese 
  • Tomato, sliced 
  • Leaf Lettuce 

How to Make Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich?

  • Prepare the Chicken – Filet the chicken breasts into 4 pieces of chicken and trim off any excess fat.
  • Make the Marinade – Combine the chicken and pickle juice in a medium size bowl. Cover and refrigerate to marinate the chicken in the pickle juice for 30-60 minutes you can even marinade overnight.
Close up image of chicken being marinated in pickle juice and seasoning on the side.
  • Remove Chicken – Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and drain off the pickle juice.
  • Mix Together Milk and Egg – In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Then pour this mixture over the chicken pieces.
Close up image of chicken in a bowl with seasoning.
  • Combine Ingredients – Then in a large ziplock bag, add the flour, sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add the Chicken to the bag – Drain the excess milk mixture off the chicken and place the chicken in the ziplock bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and then shake to thoroughly coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
Close up image of chicken in a zip lock with ingredients.
  • Prepare Frying Pan – Then heat the peanut oil or canola oil in a large pan over medium heat or in a fryer.
  • Cook Chicken – Working in batches, add the chicken to the hot oil and deep fried until the chicken is golden brown and crispy (approximately 3-5 minutes).
  • Add Cheese to Cook Chicken- Once cooked, move the chicken to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil. Place the cheese on chicken while warm to melt the cheese. 
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then serve on the hamburger buns with the dill pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. 

What is the best oil to use for frying:

Making sure when you are frying your chicken that you are using an oil that is a high smoke point. Peanut Oil or Canola Oil are good suggestions.

Using the right oil it prevents the outside of the chicken from burning before the rest of the chicken is done.

Close up image of Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.

What to serve:

Variation to the Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich:

  • Healthy Alternative – If you prefer to not fry the chicken you can bake at 450 using a baking sheet for 30 minutes. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet to help make the chicken crispy. I suggest flipping about halfway.
  • Baking Powder – If you are baking the chicken, add in some baking powder to get the skin crispy.
  • Adjust the seasoning. If you like an even spicier chicken sandwich, add more paprika and cayenne pepper to suit your taste. You can also add hot sauce.
  • Reduce the pickle juice. If you do not care for this flavor, reduce the amount to ½ cup and combine with ½ cup water.

Print Recipe here for Chick-Fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich:

Chick Fil A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 464
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Peanut Oil or Canola Oil for Frying
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 16 Dill Pickles
  • 4 Slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 Tomato sliced
  • 4 Pieces of Leaf Lettuce

Instructions

  • Filet the chicken breasts into 4 pieces of chicken and trim off any excess fat.
  • Combine the chicken and pickle juice in a medium size bowl. Cover and refrigerate to marinate the chicken in the pickle juice for 30-60 minutes (or overnight).
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and drain off the pickle juice.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Then pour this mixture over the chicken pieces.
  • Then in a large ziplock bag, add the flour, sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients.
  • Drain the excess milk mixture off the chicken and place the chicken in the ziplock bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and then shake to thoroughly coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
  • Then heat the peanut oil or canola oil in a large pan over medium heat or in a fryer.
  • Working in batches, add the chicken to the hot oil and cook until the chicken is golden brown and crispy (approximately 3-5 minutes). Once cooked, move the chicken to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil. Place the cheese on chicken while warm to melt the cheese.
  • Then serve on the hamburger buns with the dill pickles, tomatoes and lettuce.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 28g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 102mg, Sodium 3966mg, Potassium 706mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 1734IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 381mg, Iron 4mg

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