Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

Ask yourself what is the best Nashville hot chicken recipe you have ever made or eaten? Well for me it’s the spicy and crispy fried chicken with an extra coating with a delicious spice glazed on top. To get the full deal you can serve the chicken with mustard greens or a cup of lard green which goes fantastically well and gives the best experience. I love to eat chicken, I have tasted different hats and spicy chicken from Hattie B’s to Prince’s Hot chicken but I still feel that the Nashville hot chicken is way better.

What is the Nashville Hot chicken all about?

The Nashville hot chicken is all about the fried chicken. The “fried” is what makes the whole delicacy fantastic, then applying the sauce with it takes you to another planet. Once the chicken is fried it is then immediately topped up with a sauce. For the past 70 years, the Nashville chicken has been sold in the Nashville black community. For the past 10 years, as the Nashville hot chicken has been served, it has also grown in popularity and its origin has been passed on everywhere.

How to make the Nashville hot chicken

To begin with the delicious chicken, you would need to marinate the chicken with different ingredients that would bring out the flavor.

Marinade ingredients:

  • Buttermilk
  • Hot sauce

The butter gives the chicken a tang flavor because of its acidity which helps break it down. While the hot sauce adds salt and heat to the chicken. Next is the flour mixture, this makes sure that the flavor of the chicken is rich with crispy breading.

How to make a Nashville hot chicken recipe sauce

The highlight of the delicacy is the sauce, once the sauce is complete, the great dish would become greater with the sauce added to it. The main ingredient for the sauce is:

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chilli powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika

Final Tip

Double dredge

The chicken has to be double dredge to make sure it has a crispy and crunchy flavor, this is one of the most important parts.

Rest the chicken

Once you have breaded the chicken, you would need to rest the chicken for a little while. This would allow the breading to stick to the chicken.

Do not fry fridge-cold chicken

Never try to bread your chicken right from the fridge. Placing a chicken straight to the fryer from the fridge would only reduce the temperature of the oil and the chicken won’t have an even fry. Then, you can let the chicken sit for about 30 minutes before eating it.

Use oil with a high smoking point

When choosing your oil, it’s preferable to use oil with a high smoking point, a low smoking point oil would only burn your chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup of hot sauce
  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 3 tablespoon of seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 10 pieces of chicken
  • Vegetable oil