Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Forget Chick-Fil-A!

by sweet2threcipes - April 10th, 2015

Every fast food restaurant has a version of the spicy chicken sandwich and most places have a crispy version. These sandwiches are also laden with fats and it’s really not that easy to fit them into your daily meal plan if you’re “cutting” like I am. So I threw down in the kitch and created my own macro friendly version. This is a recipe I’m extremely proud of and I’m really excited to be sharing it with all of you!! And to my vegetarians out there, you can substitute tofu for chicken in this one to fit your dietary needs :) I’ve also prepared a YouTube video tutorial for all of you visual learners!

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size = 1 sandwich

  • Calories: 552

  • Protein: 50 grams

  • Carbohydrate: 43 grams

  • Dietary Fiber: 7 grams

  • Fat: 20 grams

Cooking Instructions

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 3oz brined chicken breast tenders (soaked in a ziplock bag with water, salt, and smoked paprika for an hour) *Vegetarian option: 3oz grilled tofu

  • 1/2 a bag of BBQ flavored Quest Nutrition Chips

  • 1 slice reduced fat cheddar cheese (I got this from Target)

  • 2 tomato slices

  • Spinach

  • Sautéed onions ( I sauté mine in a pan with cooking spray and sea salt)

  • 1 100 calorie Orowheat sandwich thin

Spicy Sauce Ingredients:

  • 24g “The Heat is On” peanut butter by Peanut Butter & Co.

  • 18g fat free Thousand Island Dressing

  • 8g ketchup

  • 34g fat free Greek yogurt (I use Trader Joe’s brand)

  • Optional: pinch of sea salt

NOTE: If your macros don’t allow for too much fat, you can make your own version of spicy peanut butter by mixing:

  • 2 tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter

  • Smoked paprika, red pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp flax seed for extra thickness

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Add water slowly, about 1 tbsp at a time, and mix till peanut butter consistency is reached, then follow the remaining spicy sauce steps.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Drain brined chicken.

  2. Crush 1/2 bag of BBQ Quest chips till the pieces are small, but not too fine. Pour the crushed chips into a bowl and toss your chicken pieces in and coat them evenly with the chips.

  3. Spray a pan with Pam and place your chicken in it. Then put your chicken into the oven and allow it to cook for 20 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together all spicy sauce ingredients until you reach a paste-like consistency.

  5. Take out a plate and split your sandwich thin bun in half and lay them face up on the plate. put some spicy sauce on the top bun and drop some spinach onto it. Put your slice of cheese on the other bun.

  6. Once your chicken is done baking, take it out of the oven and place the tenders on the bun slice you topped with the cheese. Then take a spoon and top your chicken with the spicy sauce. After you’ve used up all of your spicy sauce, proceed to layer on your tomatoes, remaining spinach leaves, and onions.

  7. Enjoy with a napkin handy!!

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