How to Make Nashville Hot Chicken

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In this instructable, I am going to show you how to make Nashville Hot Chicken.

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Step 1: Little Bit of Planning and Patience

For this step, you will need: about 4 lbs of chicken, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp pepper

The night before you are going to actually cook this, you need to mix the salt and pepper together and sprinkle it over both sides of the chicken.

Place the chicken in a large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap, then place in the fridge to chill overnight.

Step 2:

For the breading, you will need: 2 c buttermilk, 2 c all purpose flour, 2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 tbsp hot sauce, 2 tsp smoked paprika and 3 eggs.

Step 3: Grab 2 Bowls

Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and mix the wet ingredients together in the 2nd bowl.

Step 4: Tender Loving Care

Pat the chicken with a paper towel.

Step 5: Assembly Line!

Coat the chicken in the flour mixture, then coat in the milk mixture and coat again in the flour mixture before placing the chicken on a rack.

Step 6: Hot Hot Hot

Fry the chicken in batches (do not overcrowd!) in oil that's been preheated to 350°.

Step 7: Keeping Them Toasty

While you are finishing cooking the rest of the chicken, place the cooked chicken in an oven that's been preheated to 175° on a lined baking tray.

Step 8: Multi-use Oil

Scoop 1/2 c of the hot oil to make the hot sauce coating for the chicken.

Step 9: Hot Sauce Coating

For this, you will need the 1/2c oil you just scooped, 1 tsp salt,1 tsp garlic powder,2 tsp chili powder, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp smoked paprika and 4 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper.

Step 10: Keeping It Saucy

Mix the spices together, then combine them with the hot oil.

Step 11: Brush It (real Good)

Brush the spicy sauce all over your chicken.

Step 12: Enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed this instructable, if you make this, let me know what you think!!!

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    obillo

    6 days ago

    Recipe looks pretty good but the Instructible overall would be more effective if recast in standard recipe style, with clear, staked lists =of ingredients and instructions. And probably fewer pix.
    As for wooden cutting boards: Chefspenser is incorrect. A wave of anti-wood hysteria was unleashed a couple of decades by a 'study' that was soon proven to be inadequate and inaccurate; furthermore, plastic boards (which are hard on knives) proved to be better incubators of germs than wood. The great value of plastic is that it stands up well to hot water and harsh cleansers, so is dishwasher-safe. I've used wooden boards almost exclusively for more than 30 years with no hospital visits required for me, family or guests. Just clean them promptly, wiping down thoroughly with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. With any board avoiding cross-contamination is a must. After cutting meat on the board, clean it before putting other stuff on it.

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    InstructorMike

    12 days ago

    Looks delicious... Gonna try this soon.

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    ayedurand

    Question 4 weeks ago on Step 3

    The wet mixture is just the eggs (beaten) and the buttermilk, correct?

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    EmilioA1

    Question 25 days ago

    I have 2 questions: the temperature ° are C or F? also in the picture of step 9 the bottom right ingredient is not listed I think, what it is? I mean the kind of light brown paste, it seems like 2 spoons of it.

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    Befferoni and CheeseEmilioA1

    Answer 24 days ago

    F. I think you are referring to brown sugar, I just dropped the tablespoon amounts of it in the bowl and didn't even it out.

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    PaulD279

    4 weeks ago

    Hi there, thank you for this nice recipe. Could you please define buttermilk, as it seems to have different meanings around the world.

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    Dumbphone

    27 days ago

    This recipe looks sooo scrumptious! Thank you for sharing.

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    liteluvr

    4 weeks ago

    Are you using "1/2 the oil" or 1/2 CUP of the oil? the former seems pretty excessive.
    Overall, nice looking recipe. I will def be trying this one soon.

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    klixtopherliteluvr

    Reply 27 days ago

    I was wondering the same thing. In the video she says ½ cup.

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    chefspenser

    4 weeks ago

    Please, please, please do not ever use a wooden cutting board again with raw meats! They absorb the bacteria! But an acrylic cutting board that you can wash, and use diluted bleach.

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    lorenkinzelchefspenser

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Not true. That is "old wives tales". The subject has been extensively studied & wood cutting boards are allowed by health depts everywhere. USDA topic:
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/f...
    Many years ago wood was not allowed in US commercial kitchens but that changed many years back. They need to be cleaned before using with foods that will not be cooked. Just like plastic or stone.

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    BillJ4

    4 weeks ago

    Hattie B's?