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Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Crispy, spicy, and delicious. This is what fried chicken is all about.
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Nashville Hot Fried Chicken
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Servings: 4
Recipe by: Frankie


3 quarts vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 whole 3 or 4 lb chicken, quartered
2 quarts water
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup salt


1. Stir brine ingredients and soak chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2. Heat 3 tbsps oil in small sauce pan: add cayenne, paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder and sugar for 30 seconds until fragrant.

3. Pour brine off chicken and pat with paper towels.

4. Mix flour 1/2 tsp salt and pepper in a bowl and dredge chicken then set on a wire rack.

5. heat oven to 200 degrees F

6. Heat oil in pan to 350 degrees F

7. Recoat chicken in flour and fry in oil for 20-25 minutes until meat registers 160 degrees F. Keep oil at a constant 300-325 degrees F

8. While cooking second batch keep first batch in oven to stay warm.

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