Nashville hot chicken

Nashville hot chicken

This spicy, crunchy, fried chicken recipe is a speciality of - you’ve guessed it - Nashville, Tennessee. Vary the heat level according to your preference, but we think the dish should live up to its name!
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  1. Step 1

    Prepare a metal rack over a baking tray, for holding the chicken
  2. Step 2

    Combine all the ingredients for the dredge and set aside
  3. Step 3

    Combine all ingredients for the wet mixture and set aside
  4. Step 4

    Dip the chicken in the flour, then the wet mixture, then the flour, then place onto the rack
  5. Step 5

    Heat up the oil for deep-frying to a temperature of 170ºC (giving the chicken this time to rest will help the coating stick better)
  6. Step 6

    Fry the chicken for 6 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through - an instant read thermometer should register 70°C when probed into the thickest part of the meat (the temperature will continue to rise as the chicken rests)
  7. Step 7

    Allow the oil to cool a little - a few minutes will be fine
  8. Step 8

    Pour 50ml of the still hot oil over the butter cubes, then add the remaining spicy paste ingredients
  9. Step 9

    Brush the spicy paste over the chicken and serve with the pickles in buns