Best Ways To Enjoy Nashville Hot Chicken

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Nashville hot chicken is a local specialty of Nashville but more than that, it is a type of fried chicken that most people love. The main thing that makes Nashville hot chicken special is its spiciness and it comes at different levels depending on how you can tolerate it. The different level of spiciness is just one of the different ways you can enjoy your Nashville hot chicken but it doesn’t end there. You can also enjoy your hot chicken in combination with other food like having a hot chicken sandwich or hot chicken with coleslaw. Continue reading to find out some of the most amazing ways to combine your hot chicken for maximum enjoyment.

Nashville Hot Chicken

It is worthy of note that one of the ways to enjoy your hot chicken is to have it alone. You can spice things up, as you want with different levels of spiciness depending on your tolerance. It can either be a portion of the breast, thigh, or wing. It has been marinated in various blends of spice and covered with a hot sauce. Of course, this is not the only way to enjoy your hot chicken.

The process of making hot chicken is not complicated. The major things that you need are chicken, kosher salt, buttermilk, pickle brine, hot sauce, egg, flour, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, black pepper, and oil. Now that you’ve gotten all the ingredients, the next step is to marinate your chicken before frying it. You will need to rub it with kosher salt, refrigerate it for some hours then dip it in flour and a mixture of egg and buttermilk. Fry it in much oil and leave it to cool. Use a brush and apply the coating which is a mixture of cayenne pepper, brown sugar, black pepper, and oil.

Hot Chicken, Bread, and Pickles

The traditional way of serving hot chicken is with the addition of white bread and pickles. With every bite, the juicy chicken will burn your mouth with a taste of delight that you just don’t want to stop. If you like it simple and want to enjoy your hot chicken in a typical way, bread and pickles will be a good match.

You can buy white bread from the market. Just place the hot chicken on it for enough time so that the spices from this chicken will soak be inside the bread.

Hot Chicken Sandwich

A hot chicken sandwich is made with a toasted bun and boneless hot chicken with toppings such as mayo, shredded cabbage, lettuce, or peppered slaw. It is one of those dishes you will try for the first time and wished you had heard about it earlier. Combining the spicy chicken and the sweet brioche bun produces an excellent taste that you can’t just get enough of.

You need brioche buns, hot chicken, pickle, lettuce, shredded cabbage, or slaw. Rub the top layer and bottom layer bun with mayo and place arrange it by placing the chicken on the bun followed by the lettuce and then top it with another bun.

 

Hot Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese

If you want to take it to a new level then you should combine hot chicken with macaroni and cheese. Hot chicken is very spicy and it will bring water out of your eyes, make your mouth burn, and yet you wouldn’t want to stop. However, having hot chicken together with macaroni and cheese will reduce the heat from the spice and let you feel the taste more. You want to get a macaroni that can easily coat and hold all the cheese in it.

Making macaroni and cheese is fairly easy and you can make it in the next 30 minutes if you follow this procedure. You need macaroni, butter, all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, cups of milk, and shredded cheddar cheese. Boil a large pot of water with a little salt and add the macaroni into the boiling water while stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes. For the next step, melt butter and add flour, salt, and pepper for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth. Add milk to this mixture and continue stirring for another 5 minutes. Finally, add the shredded cheddar cheese into the mixture and stir for 4 minutes until the cheese melt. Fold your macaroni into this sauce and enjoy it with your hot chicken.

Hot Chicken and Potato Salad

Don’t assume that you know all the ways to enjoy hot chicken without trying it out with potato salad. A rich creamy potato salad is delicious and goes well with most dish especially hot chicken. You can never go wrong by combining these two dishes. They taste great together.

The good thing is that making potato salad is also very simple. The ingredients that you need are French fried onions, chopped walnut, frozen peas and carrots, condensed cream of mushroom soup, yogurt, and shredded Swiss cheese. The first step is adding the onions and walnut to a bowl and stirring them together to produce the first mixture. Make the second mixture by adding the remaining onions, peas and carrots, soup, cheese, yogurt, and potato in a large bowl. Heat this second mixture in an oven for 20 minutes at 350 F. Remove it from the oven and stir with the first mixture. Return it to the oven and bake for 5 minutes to have your potato salad.  

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