Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwhich

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If you love spicy foods and chicken then this chicken sandwich recipe is just for you. It takes some time with prepping and process but when you take that first bite all the effort will be worth it. It’s unlike any other fried chicken recipe that includes double frying your chicken and using the same cooking oil from your fry as a sauce for the Nashville Hot spice. 

Nashville Hot Chicken was invented by a man named Thorton Prince. It is said that he came home late one night and whipped this dish up randomly. Could you imagine creating this staple of a dish late at night after coming home from an evening of festivities, blows my mind. Let’s get into the recipe now. 

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Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Batter

  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cup Hot sauce 

Flour

  • 2 1/2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Dry mustard powder

Nashville Hot Chicken

  • 2 tbsp Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Adobo honey seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooking oil Used to fry the chicken

Sauce For the Buns

  • 3 tbsp Mayo
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Sweet relish
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Prep your chicken by trimming it into less than a 1/2" patties for frying.
  • Prepare your batter and flour in two separate bowls.
  • Dunk your chicken into the flour, then batter and then flour again. While your chicken is sitting with the battered flour pour 2 1/2 cups of cooking oil into your pan over medium heat or 350 degrees. Let it come to temp, about 20 mins.
  • Once your oil has reached the temp of 350, go ahead and fry 3-4 pieces of chicken at one time. You are going to fry for 7 mins (flipping at the midway point) and then pull the chicken and let sit for 5 mins then refry for the second time 3 mins, this depends on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Now that your chicken is fried make sure you have a wire rack with a sheet pan under it so the crispy chicken can sit and rest on. During this resting time, you are going to add your Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning together with 1 1/2 cups of the cooking oil you just used. It will simmer but quickly whisk until it comes still. Now you want to brush that amazing sauce all over the crispy chicken or dunk it. 
  • Have some toasted buns ready and create your sandwich. First, you want to sauce your top and bottom buns, add shredded romaine lettuce, chicken patty, tomato and then complete with the top bun for an amazingly delicious creation.
  • Feed the family and enjoy! This one gets spicy 🙂

Video

Keyword Quick & Easy, spicy

Items used in this recipe

Hexclad Frying Pan

Mixing Bowls

Nitrile Gloves

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https://grillnationbbq.com/category/chicken/

 

How do I keep my chicken juicy?

An easy way to make sure that your chicken stays juicy is to brine your chicken. A simple saltwater brine will help. It also depends on the part of the chicken you’re cooking. Breasts have more fat so they will seem drier than thighs, but if you brine it, it will stay much juicier.

Do I have to use oil to fry my chicken?

Not at all! If you want to enjoy this Nashville hot recipe without deep frying it, you can air fry it with the same ingredients and it will be very tasty!

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