Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
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Every Southerner has a go-to recipe for fried chicken, but sometimes you want to spice up your routine. Variety truly is the spice of life! This Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe allows you to get a taste of the South without leaving your own kitchen. To boost the flavor of this fried chicken, the chicken pieces are dipped in a mixture of eggs and hot sauce before they are dredged in salted flour. The chicken is dredged twice for an even crispier coating. As if this recipe could get any better, the fried chicken is coated in a sauce made from the cooking oil and additional spices. The flavor is out of this world!
Once you try this spicy fried chicken, you won't want to go back to the traditional version. Try out this zesty chicken today! Your taste buds will thank you for this perfectly crispy fried chicken.

Cooking MethodFrying

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 lbs.), washed, patted dry, and cut into quarters
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • sea salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and hot sauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and 2 teaspoons sea salt. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then dip in the milk mixture, then in the flour mixture again, shaking off the excess after each step.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 325 degrees F. Set a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. Working in batches, lower the chicken into the fryer and fry until crisp, 15 minutes for breast quarters and 18 minutes for leg quarters. Remove the chicken and let it drain on the rack.

  3. Make the spicy coating: Carefully ladle the lard or frying oil into a medium heatproof bowl and whisk in the cayenne pepper, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, the paprika and garlic powder. Baste the spice mixture over the hot fried chicken and serve immediately.

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Oh this is so good! I love fried chicken, and hot chicken is even better!

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