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This Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is a juicy grilled chicken breast coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and topped with all the fixings of your dreams! This is a delicious and easy recipe that would make a great lunch or quick weeknight meal.

Grilled buffalo chicken sandwich topped with lettuce, tomato, creamy coleslaw, and onion on a bun.

I’ll just start off by saying something bold: If you love hot wings you will definitely love this grilled spicy chicken sandwich recipe.

My husband keeps asking me to make it again, so this might end up on the menu every week this summer, and I’m okay with that! My kiddos even liked it because it’s not super spicy. Of course, if you want it to be spicier, I’ll tell you how you can tweak the buffalo sauce below!

We all know I love grilling, and this buffalo chicken grills up quickly! You can make it even quicker by cutting the chicken in half horizontally to make it thinner. I topped this buffalo grilled chicken sandwich with my creamy coleslaw, which truly took this sandwich to the next level! The cool crunch of the coleslaw paired with the heat of the buffalo chicken is divine! You don’t have to top yours with coleslaw if it’s not your thing, but I highly encourage it!

We eat a lot of chicken at our house because it’s inexpensive and tastes great with all sorts of flavors. Try out my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Thighs, Beer Can Chicken (our favorite), and Creamy Tuscan Chicken.

Why You’ll Love This Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

  • 25 minutes start to finish!
  • 6 ingredients + toppings
  • Great for crowds
  • No fuss recipe
  • Utterly delicious
grilled buffalo chicken sandwich on white plate

Ingredients to Make a Buffalo Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Breasts | Your base is four boneless and skinless chicken breasts. As I mentioned above, you can cut these breasts in half horizontally if you want smaller sizes or to make it grill quicker. Just keep an eye on them because you don’t want to overcook these pieces. 

Buffalo Sauce | As for the buffalo sauce, you’ll need hot sauce (I use Frank’s Red Hot), butter, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Yes, that’s really it. If you want it spicier, add some cayenne pepper to the sauce before brushing it over the chicken. 

Toppings | The toppings are where you can really make this buffalo grilled chicken sandwich your own! Everyone has their favorite things, whether it’s pickles, tomatoes, or onions. Here are a few of my recommendations:

  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Thinly Sliced Red Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato Slices
  • Creamy Coleslaw

Then all you have to do is pair it with your bun of choice! Voilá!

grilled spicy chicken sandwich with bite out of it

How to Make this Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Step 1: Preheat the grill

Preheat the grill to medium heat and make sure the grill is clean with well-oiled grates. 

Step 2: Combine sauce ingredients and prep chicken

Combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Place your chicken breasts on a cutting board and pound each breast with a meat mallet to flatten them slightly. Liberally cover the breasts with the sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Grill

Place the chicken breasts on the preheated grill and cover. You’ll grill each breast for about 6 minutes on each side or until the center is no longer pink. You can also check the internal temperature – you’ll want a read of 170 degrees F.

Step 4: Lightly cook the buns

During the last 2-4 minutes of cooking, place your hamburger buns cut side down on the grill and cook slightly until they have a golden crisp. 

Step 5: Assemble and enjoy! 

Place a chicken breast on the bottom bun and layer the toppings of your choice on top! Cover it with the other half of the bun and repeat for the remaining chicken breasts! Serve and devour your grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches!

two hands holding buffalo grilled chicken sandwich

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I FEED THIS GRILLED SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH RECIPE TO A CROWD?

Of course! You can double or even triple this recipe to feed to a larger group. If you need to work in batches, place the cooked chicken in a slow cooker on warm as you cook the rest. This will keep it warm without drying it out.

HOW LONG WILL A GRILLED BUFFALO CHICKEN LAST?

For best results, don’t assemble the sandwiches until you are ready to serve them. Otherwise, the buns will get incredibly soggy and won’t be edible. Instead, cook the chicken, let cool, and place it in a sealed container. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until hot. I find that covering the chicken with a damp paper towel will keep it moist while it reheats.

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A juicy grilled chicken breast coated in spicy buffalo sauce and topped with all the fixings! YUM!! This is an easy recipe for a Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich that would make a great lunch or a quick weeknight meal.

Course: Chicken, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken sandwich, spicy grilled chicken sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup hot sauce I use Frank’s Red Hot
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Toppings:
  • ¼ cup blue cheese dressing
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Creamy Coleslaw
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Make sure grill is clean and grates are well oiled.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Place you chicken breasts on a cutting board and with a meat mallet pound out each breast to flatten slightly. Brush each breast liberally with the reserved sauce. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place on preheated grill and cover. Grill for about 6 minutes on each side or until center is no longer pink or you have an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
  3. During the last 2-4 minutes of cooking place the hamburger buns cut side down on the grill and cook until lightly golden.
  4. ASSEMBLY: Place a chicken breast on the bottom bun and top with lettuce, creamy coleslaw, onion, tomato and 1 tablespoon blue cheese dressing. Cover with top 1/2 of bun. Repeat for remaining chicken breasts.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1381mg60%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

2 thoughts on “Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich”

  1. Now THIS, this is what I call a dinner. Sometimes I just need a little spice in my life (without going all-out fried and fatty), and this is the perfect way to get it. I’ve gotta give these a try soon!

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