Nashville Hot Chicken KFC Recipe (Copycat)

Nashville Hot Chicken KFC Recipe (Copycat)

 

How To Make Nashville Hot Chicken KFC Recipe (Copycat)

Take your fried chicken to the next level with this Nashville hot chicken KFC recipe. Enjoy juicy chicken smothered in a spicy-buttery sauce.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5 lb mixed chicken pieces, Bone-In
  • vegetable oil, For Frying

For Buttermilk Marinade:

  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • tbsp spice rub
  • 2 bay leaves

For Spice Rub:

  • tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano, Dried
  • 1 tbsp basil, Dried
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper

For Buttermilk Egg Wash:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup hot sauce

For Breading:

  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • spice rub, (remaining from recipe above), (reserve 1 teaspoon for sauce)

For Nashville Hot Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter, Melted
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp spice rub
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

Instructions

Spice Rub:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all spice rub ingredients.

Marinade:

  1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, bay leaves, and 1½ tablespoons of the spice rub. Add chicken until well coated. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Hot Sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl combine, 1 teaspoon of the spice rub, and all remaining hot sauce ingredients except for the butter.

For Breading/Egg Wash:

  1. In a large shallow dish, combine eggs, buttermilk, and hot sauce.
  2. In a separate shallow dish, combine flour, baking powder, and remaining spice rub in a large bowl.
  3. Dredge chicken in flour, then buttermilk, and then flour again. Place on a baking sheet until ready to fry.

Frying:

  1. In a large dutch oven heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F. Cook 3 to 4 pieces at a time for 7 minutes per side, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Add butter to prepared sauce, whisk until smooth.
  4. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes before brushing on sauce.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 8g
  • :
  • Calcium: 248mg
  • Calories: 332kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 323mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 1915mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1325IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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