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Smoky Honey Habanero Chicken Sandwich

Smoky Honey Habanero Chicken Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 La Brea Bakery Brioche Bun
  • 1 5-oz. piece of chicken breast
  • 2 pieces of bacon, cooked 
  • 2 slices tomato 
  • 1 piece butter lettuce 
  • 2 tbsp. Spiceology Smoky Honey Habanero Seasoning 
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 
  • 5 ½ cups plus 1 tsp. grapeseed or other neutral oil
  • 1 tbsp. apple juice
  • ½ tsp. honey 
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Pickles, thinly sliced


  1. In a cast iron skillet or saucepan, heat oil to 350℉.
  2. Place chicken on a board and pound until it’s about 1-inch thick. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Spread flour evenly over a plate. Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk to combine; set aside. Spread panko breadcrumbs on a second plate.
  4. To bread the chicken, dredge the chicken in the flour, then dip both sides into egg, and finally fully coat with breadcrumbs. 
  5. Lower the chicken carefully into the oil and let it cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove and check that it is fully cooked by inserting a thermometer. It should be at least 165℉.
  6. Brush Brioche Bun with oil; toast on a pan until golden-brown. 
  7. For the sauce, combine Smoky Honey Habanero spice blend, honey, apple juice, and a ½-cup of oil; mix together.
  8. To build the sandwich, place the bottom bun on a work surface and add mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and bacon. 
  9. Whisk the sauce thoroughly and brush on all sides of the fried chicken to fully coat. Place chicken on top of bacon. Add pickles, top with remaining bun, and serve hot.