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Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 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. 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.

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