Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich


This tailgate recipe for a Grilled & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is too easy and extra delicious!


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon Killer Hogs Hot Rub (or your favorite spicy BBQ Rub)
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 bottle Killer Hogs Hot Sauce (or your favorite Hot Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 mini hamburger buns
  • Dill pickle chips 
  • Crispy Jalapenos for topping
  • Spicy Ranch Sauce (recipe below)

Spicy Ranch Sauce

  • 1 cup Blue Plate Mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet
  • 1 Tablespoon Killer Hogs Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Franks Red Hot Seasoning


  1. Preheat Traeger pellet grill to 350°F using your favorite pellets. 
  2. Trim excess fat from chicken thighs and season with Hot BBQ Rub on all sides.
  3. Place chicken on cooling rack and sit in the center of the pellet grill.  (you can use any grill just keep the heat indirect at 350°F)
  4. In a small pan place the butter, hot sauce, garlic, cayenne, and red pepper flakes.  Sit it on the grill beside the chicken and stir it after 10-15 minutes.
  5. After the thighs have cooked for 30 minutes dunk them in the hot buffalo sauce and place back on the rack.  Continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 175°F
  6. Dunk the thighs on more time in the buffalo sauce and top each thigh with a slice of pepper jack cheese.  Let the cheese melt on the grill about 5 minutes.
  7. Toast the mini burger buns in the oven or on the grill until brown.
  8. To assemble the sandwiches:  Drizzle the bottom bun with spicy Ranch sauce followed by several dill pickle chips.  Place the cheese covered thigh on the bun and top with crispy fried jalapeño pepper chips.  Drizzle on more of the spicy Ranch and place the upper bun on top and you’re ready to dive in!

Keywords: buffalo chicken sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, traeger chicken recipe

Put a little spice into your tailgate with this recipe! Slider style sandwiches are the perfect choice for tailgating or football get-togethers. You can grab one on the go and never miss a minute of the action. For this recipe I start with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I prefer the thigh for chicken sandwiches because they’re juicier than white meat which means they taste better; plus they cook really quick. The thighs get seasoned with a little of my Killer Hogs Hot BBQ Rub on all sides then I place them on a wire cooling rack (Chicken Rack) then into a 350°F Traeger pellet grill. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich While the thighs are cooking I combine 1 stick of butter with a bottle of Killer Hogs Hot Sauce and some extra garlic, cayenne, and red pepper flakes to create a spicy hot buffalo style sauce. Mix these ingredients in an aluminum bread pan and place it on the grill along side the thighs. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich After 30 minutes the thighs are dunked into the fiery hot sauce and returned to the rack for 10 additional minutes. Then each thigh is “double dunked” for flavor and topped with a slice of pepper jack cheese. Once the cheese melts it’s time to make the sandwiches. The whole process was only about 40-45 minutes but be sure to check the thighs for doneness if you’re unsure. It should be 175°F internal. Once you cook enough of them you can pretty much tell when they’re ready. To assemble the sandwiches toast a few mini burger buns until brown. Spread some spicy ranch sauce on the bottom bun along with several dill pickle chips (I like a lot of dill pickles on mine). Place a cheese covered thigh on each bun and top with a handful of fried crispy jalapeño chips along with another good dose of the spicy ranch. Place the upper bun on top and get ready for the flavor train! These little sandwiches are spicy but not blow your head off hot. The meat is juicy and tender and the pickles and crispy jalapeños give it a good crunch. You’ll end up making way more than you think once you try them. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Malcom Reed Connect on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Follow me on Instagram Buy Killer Hogs Products Here

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6 responses to “Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich”

  1. Kevin says:

    Hey Malcom, making these tonight. I couldn’t tell from the video if you kept them folded or laid out flat while you cooked them.

  2. Brian Staples says:

    Running a Timberline 850. This took a lot longer to get to 175 internal. Standing on my deck at 7:30 with hungry kiddos and wife on a school night. Still figuring things out as I’m new to smoking. Love this page and recipes though.

    • Aaron says:

      Are you sure you were running 350 on the grill? Make sure you are using a good thermometer to verify, not relying on the Traeger to be correct.

  3. Brad says:

    Made these this evening. I used Organic Boneless Chicken Breasts. It was by far the best Chicken Sandwich I have ever had!

  4. Samuel Lock says:

    Made these many of times! I adjusted my recipe to be sweeter and it was great!

  5. Michael says:

    Made em several times now! Our NEW favorite!!!

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