Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins

How to make Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 927 kcal
Author: Tammilee
  • 3 pounds whole chicken washed, patted dry, and cut into quarters
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • sea salt
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and hot sauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and 2 teaspoons sea salt. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then dip in the milk mixture, then in the flour mixture again, shaking off the excess after each step.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 325 degrees F. Set a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. Working in batches, lower the chicken into the fryer and fry until crisp, 15 minutes for breast quarters and 18 minutes for leg quarters. Remove the chicken and let it drain on the rack.
  3. Make the spicy coating: Carefully ladle the lard or frying oil into a medium heatproof bowl and whisk in the cayenne pepper, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, the paprika, and garlic powder. Baste the spice mixture over the hot fried chicken and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 927 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 306mg13%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 2130IU43%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.