Spicy, Buffalo or Nashville Hot Chicken

Spicy, Buffalo Or Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

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Tracy Joyner

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@tracyann3369

Translation:
1/2 TBSP Cayenne = for "Kids"
1 TBSP Cayenne = "Sissy"
2 TBSP Cayenne = "Medium"
3 TBSP Cayenne = "HOT"
I use Texas toast ...

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
2
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

2
skin on chicken pieces
2 c
buttermilk (or whole milk w/2 tbls white vinegar/pickle juice)
1/2 c
self rising flour
10 oz
lard
2 Tbsp
lard
1-3 Tbsp
cayenne (see notes)
1 tsp
sugar
1 tsp
celery salt
2 tsp
garlic powder (not salt)
1 tsp
seasoning salt
1 Tbsp
paprika
texas toast or regular white bread
pickle slices

How to Make Spicy, Buffalo or Nashville Hot Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Presoak the chicken in buttermilk (or two cups whole milk + 2 tablespoons white vinegar or pickle juice)& cayenne based seasoning for 24 hrs.
  • 2In a deep, heavy cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat 10 ounces of lard to 375 degrees. Check temperature of oil throughout the cooking process using a candy thermometer, adjusting heat as needed to keep oil as close to 375 as possible.
  • 3Remove chicken from buttermilk, and dredge in flour.
    *If you want an extra crunchy variety dredge in the following order
    1.Seasoned Flour
    2.Egg Wash
    3.Seasoned Flour
  • 4Add chicken to hot grease, and cook, turning every 3-4 minutes, until chicken is golden brown and a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees, about 20-25 minutes if bone-in and less time of boneless.

    Drain chicken on paper towels.
  • 5If you want "SPICY" chicken..stop here
    If you want "BUFFALO" chicken, toss in Franks Red Hot
    If you want "Nashville Hot" chicken continue to next step
  • 6PASTE:
    Melt lard and seasonings in microwave 2 min.
  • 7Slather bottom side of chicken piece
    Place slathered side down onto white bread
    Slather top with paste
    using a toothpick spear 3 pickle slices into the top of the chicken and serve..maybe with some Ranch Dressing if you like.

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About Spicy, Buffalo or Nashville Hot Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #hot, #spicy, #buffalo