KFC Nashville Hot Chicken VS Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken

This April blog post will explore KFC Nashville Hot Chicken Vs Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken. The blog will begin with an overview of chicken and fried chicken, general Nashville hot chicken history, and compare hot chicken styles between KFC and Crimson Coward.

An All-American Favorite Loved Worldwide

All around North America and almost all of the world, you will find a staggering assortment of chicken restaurants. There are virtually an infinite number of ways to cook chicken. Most regions and countries have their own local must-have chicken spot in addition to the major chains.

Australia leads the world in per capita consumption of chicken at 205 pounds per person. However, people worldwide overwhelmingly enjoy fried chicken—Wikipedia shares that fried chicken originates in the United States, particularly the Southern US.

Nashville Hot Chicken History 

Not every fried chicken restaurant serves Nashville hot chicken. It is a regional specialty and variation of all-American fried chicken. Starting with the basics, Nashville hot chicken originates in, you guessed, Nashville, Tennessee. The history of the dish reads like an urban legend.

A gentleman named Thorton Prince stayed out late, much to his lover’s discontent. To get revenge, she made a highly spicy seasoned fried chicken. Unfortunately, Prince enjoyed the chicken, and it became the primary offering at Prince’s Hot Chicken restaurants. Prince’s restaurants get credit for being the birthplace of Nashville hot chicken. A lover’s argument put a new and flavorful spicy spin on an old classic. 

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Kentucky Fried Chicken 

Kentucky fried chicken (KFC) is an international chain of fried chicken restaurants with humble beginnings in 1930 in Corbin, Kentucky. Harland Sanders began selling food, including fried chicken. Sanders spent nine years developing his fried chicken recipe that includes a “secret blend of 11 herbs and spices,” According to the KFC website, “24,000 KFC outlets in more than 145 countries and territories worldwide serve his signature recipe.”

Kentucky Fried Chicken Menu 

KFC is known for its iconic buckets of fried chicken which feature eight pieces of regular fried chicken, two drums, two thighs, two breasts, and two wings. It is an eight-piece meal; it includes two large sides of choice and four biscuits. Sides include mashed potatoes (with or without gravy), cole slaw, corn, secret recipe fries, and mac and cheese. Over the years, menu offerings have grown to include chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, pot pies, bowls, and drinks and desserts. 

Types Of KFC Chicken 

KFC began with their original recipe today; they also offer a choice of fried chicken recipes which include: extra crispy, Kentucky grilled, and spicy. Guests can choose between dark or light meat.

KFC Nashville Hot Chicken

KFC added their Nashville hot chicken to their menu back in 2016. At the time, Nashville hot chicken was gaining popularity beyond the state of Tennessee. KFC brought their version of Nashville hot chicken to the national scene. The initial KFC Nashville hot chicken offering was Nashville hot tenders or fried chicken. Both were only available as limited-time items.

KFC Nashville Hot Chicken

KFC Nashville Hot Chicken Menu Items 

Patrons took to social media asking KFC to bring back their version of Nashville hot chicken. KFC brought back their Nashville hot chicken and also included:

Nashville Hot Tenders, Fried Chicken, and a new Nashville Hot Chicken Little sandwich. At the time, “most KFCs will also offer Nashville Hot Grilled Chicken and Nashville Hot Wings.” and “Individual Nashville Hot Baskets.”. While KFC Nashville hot chicken was a huge success, they now offer a spicy chicken option for their chicken sandwich and fried chicken.

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken History

We spent a lot of time in Nashville getting to know local chefs, trying out new restaurants, and eating tons of Nashville hot chicken. Once back in Downey, we tested our Nashville hot chicken recipe for several months.

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe 

We found the winning flavor combination for our signature rub 120 variations later. The Crimson Rub is a secret blend of 16 primary and 32 secondary spices.

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Techniques 

We take an extra step to apply “The Crimson Rub” for a 24-hour marinating time to provide the best Nashville Hot Chicken. We also exclusively use all-natural, non-GMO chicken, free of hormones and antibiotics, sourced from some of the most reputable farms, which is also always halal.

KFC Nashville Hot Chicken Vs Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken

Our chicken’s 24-hour marination and quality are two elements that differentiate Crimson Coward Nashville hot chicken from KFC Nashville hot chicken. While it might not be the fastest way to create a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, tenders, or wings, we go that extra mile to deliver authentic Nashville hot chicken flavor perfection.

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Heat Levels 

Our menu has five different heat levels for Crimson Coward Nashville hot chicken. The country has no heat, and it’s great for kids or kids at heart. Curious guests can take it up one notch and order the mild. Some stay here and don’t venture further up our hot chicken spice levels.

Getting Hotter With Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken

If you can handle some spice, we suggest you next try the medium. See how that treats you before graduating to Crimson-hot; that’s where things get HOT! Our Nashville hot chicken hot is rather hot, be warned.

BURRRRN, BABY, BURN

Next up is our ultimate Crimson Coward Nashville hot chicken level called BURRRRN, BABY, BURN. While guests do not have to sign a waiver for this level, it comes with a warning. We aren’t playing with the heat on this one. BURRRRN, BABY, BURN is the hottest of the hot when it comes to Crimson Coward Nashville hot chicken.

Die-hard Nashville hot chicken lovers will thrill exploring our menu, including signature sides, Fried Pickles, Crimson Fries, Mac and Cheese, Potato Salad, Slaw, etc. The five heat levels are available for all of our Crimson Coward Nashville hot chicken, including tenders, sandwiches, and Crimson Chicken.

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