Nashville Hot Chicken

Hot Chicken by Natalie Paramore

 

I recently visited Nashville and had to try the hot chicken there. I saw all the bright red pictures of chicken and just couldn’t be kept away! Of course, once I got back home I’ve been craving it more than ever. So I grabbed a recipe from Bon Appetit, that is based off of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, which is where I had my first hot chicken. Tell me what you think about this one!

 

This recipe is from Bon Appetit:

 

  • 2 3½–4-lb. chickens, each cut into 10 pieces (I buy already cut up chicken from the butcher)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar-based hot sauce (I used Frank’s but Tabasco will work too)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying; about 10 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

 

Homemade Hot Fried Chicken Recipe by Natalie Paramore

 

Salt and pepper the chicken on both sides and let sit covered in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to three hours.

 

Hot Chicken Recipe by Natalie Paramore

 

Whisk together flour and salt. In separate bowl combine eggs, buttermilk and hot sauce, whisk together. Dredge chicken in flour, then dip into hot sauce mixture then again in the flour.

Hot Fried Chicken Recipe by Natalie Paramore

Heat oil in a frying pan. Make sure it gets nice and hot, you can measure it with a thermometer or test it like I do by dropping a little ball of flour in. If it sizzles, then its ready. Fry chicken on each side for about 8-10 minutes on each side.

Homemade Hot Chicken by Natalie Paramore

Once chicken is done frying, set on a plate covered with a paper towel. Whisk together spices and brown sugar. Add one cup of frying oil from the pan into the spices. It will be hot and bubble up, so be careful. Brush mixture over the chicken, covering generously on both sides.

Nashville Hot Chicken by Natalie Paramore

Traditionally, this is served with pickles and white bread, but I garnished with jalapenos because Texas.

Homemade Hot Chicken Recipe by Natalie Paramore

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3 Comments

  1. Chris January 23, 2015

    tried this tonight. Cut down the cayene by half. It was amazing! My family loved it.

    Reply
    • Natalie Paramore April 1, 2015

      Yes, this version is super spicy! Cutting down the spice is a great modification for family eating! Thanks Chris!

      Reply
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