Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

Southern Living
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

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1/2 cup buttermilk
1 (5-oz.) bottle habanero hot sauce
3 pounds chicken drumsticks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
Vegetable oil

Preparation

Chill: 24 Hours
Other: 55 Minutes

1. Whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken. Cover and chill 24 hours.

2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, discarding mixture. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a large, deep skillet; heat to 325°. Fry drumsticks, in batches, 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Bake 15 minutes or until done.

Note: We tested with Tabasco Habanero Sauce.

Created date

January 2011