Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Other: 55 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 1. Whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken. Cover and chill 24 hours.
  2. 2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, discarding mixture. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  3. 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.
  4. Note: We tested with Tabasco Habanero Sauce.
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