Nashville Hot Chicken

Prep time : 35 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 1hr 10 minutes

Welcome back friends! Today CRB Tech Reviews brings you a spicy fried chicken recipe.

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Who doesn’t like chicken if it comes to meat lovers. But what exactly is Nashville Hot Chicken? You might find the name Hot Chicken from everywhere from McDonalds to trendy restaurants, but this newly nationwide popular chicken has been popular in Nashville for years.

The main ingredient that transforms fried chicken into special Nashville Hot Chicken, is smearing it in a cayenne paste that’s primarily a blend of McCormick Ground Red Cayenne Pepper and frying oil. But not to worry, if you are concerned about this chicken being too hot and spicy for your family and friends – the heat level is customizable. You can omit Nashville Hot Sauce and have a mega flavorful chicken, or you can slightly brush your chicken with a little Nashville Hot Sauce for a mild explosion of heat.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 pounds of boned chicken pieces

  • Vegetable oil for frying


For the b
uttermilk marinade

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 1 1/2 tsps Spice Rub

  • 2 bay leaves


Spice Rub

  • 1 1/2 tsps McCormick® salt

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp dried crushed oregano

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


Buttermilk Egg Wash

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce


Flour Breading

  • 3 1/2 cups maida

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • Remaining Spice Rub


Nashville Hot Sauce

  • 2 tsps hot sauce

  • 2 tsps butter, melted

  • 2 tsps brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp Spice Rub

  • 1/2 tsps smoked paprika

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

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  1. Whisk all of the Spice Rub seasonings together in a small bowl. Remove 1 ½ tsps Spice Rub to a bowl along with 2 cups buttermilk and 2 bay leaves. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours up to overnight.

  2. When ready to cook, remove 1 tsp Spice Rub to a small bowl for Nashville Hot Sauce. Mix all remaining Nashville Hot Sauce ingredients except butter.

  3. Prepare the Buttermilk Egg Wash by whisking 2 eggs together with 1 cup buttermilk and ¼ cup hot sauce in a small bowl.

  4. Prepare Flour Breading by whisking 3 ½ cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder and all remaining Spice Rub spices together in a bowl.

  5. Work with 1 piece of chicken at a time, slather chicken in Flour, shake of any excess, coat in Buttermilk Egg Wash, shake of any excess, then slather once more in Flour, shake of any excess and place chicken on a baking rack. Repeat until all the chicken pieces get coated.

  6. Add enough vegetable oil to your oven until oil measures 3” deep. Heat over medium high heat until oil temperature raises 375 degrees F. Add 3-4 chicken pieces to your oven in a single layer, cover, and cook 7 minutes. Flip chicken over, cover and continue to fry until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 160 degrees or 165 degrees for dark meat, about 5-7 minutes.

  7. Remove fried chicken to paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.

  8. In the meanwhile, whisk melted butter to your Nashville Hot Sauce until smooth. Allow the chicken to cool slightly then brush with desired amount of Sauce. You can adjust the spiciness of your chicken by simply adding more or less Nashville Hot Sauce.

Hope you liked it, try this new recipe and let us know your experience.

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