Go Back
+ servings
A close up of Nashville honey hot chicken sandwiches on a wooden cutting board.

Baked Nashville Honey Hot Chicken Sandwiches

Teri & Jenny
Delicious hot chicken that we all love turned into sandwiches that are baked! Easier to make a healthier than fried chicken.
4.95 from 71 votes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 893 kcal



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

honey hot butter

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1½ sticks) melted and divided
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 burger buns lightly toasted
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup buttermilk ranch


  • Lightly season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper and place in a shallow baking dish.
  • Pour buttermilk over chicken, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In another shallow baking dish combine flour, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, turmeric, smoked paprika, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Remove chicken breasts from buttermilk, one at a time, and dredge them in the flour mixture until fully coated, shaking off any excess.
  • Transfer coated chicken to a well, greased cooling rack placed over a baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon melted butter over each piece of chicken and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until coating has browned and the chicken has cooked through.
  • While chicken is baking, combine remaining 1/2 cup butter, honey, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Once chicken is done baking, remove from oven and brush spicy-honey butter all over each piece until well coated.
  • To assemble: Spread ranch over the bottoms of each bun and top with a piece of honey hot chicken. Top chicken with a handful of shredded lettuce and more ranch. Place top buns over each sandwich and serve.


Calories: 893kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 34gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 1623mgPotassium: 740mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 2623IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken, nashville hot chicken, sandwich
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!