I love this Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken recipe! With a crunchy skin and spicy flavor throughout, you won’t be able to get enough!
Regular Fried Chicken will never be the same.
My man loves fried chicken.
That is one of his favorite foods that he loves. Furthermore, he loves MY fried chicken, which is really interesting because I am not a huge fryer person. It is rare that you will catch me frying anything, but I will do it for him occasionally. Anything I make regularly I like to try to find ways to improve it or make it different and that is what I did with this fried chicken. I get copies of Food & Wine and Bon Apetite and when I get these magazines I sit for about an hour to read through everything. Getting my food and cookbook magazines are the highlights of my day. In any case, I was looking through my Bon Appetit magazine and I came across this recipe for Tennessee Fried Chicken. Now it immediately got my attention, not because of the recipe but because I have started to see this recipe all over the place. I saw a recipe for Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken in Food & Wine magazine, Food Network magazine, and another publication AND I saw it on a TV show on the Food Network Channel. So I knew I had to give it a shot.
So what’s the verdict?
I love this Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken recipe!! I love the spice and I love the flavor. One thing I did that is a little different from the recipe was I marinated my chicken for HOURS in buttermilk! Who knew, right? Buttermilk makes the chicken very moist and tender. Another way I deviated from the original recipe was instead of making a salty hot sauce brine was I coated and marinated my chicken, also, with hot sauce without adding more salt. I was afraid it was going to be too salty. Another unique technique I did was drizzled the chicken with a little honey to give it a little sweetness to go along with the salt and spice from the chicken. But you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.
With all the changes I made I liked it just fine the way I made it. It came out perfectly! I also made some Southern Collard Greens, Baked Mac and Cheese, and Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits. I was going to make a Fresh Peach Cobbler go along with the tradition of the dinner but he wanted me to make the Deep Dish Apple Pizza. He loves that dessert! Like, how does that dessert go along with what I got going on right now? He is so weird. Aside from that this meal was an awesome southern dinner.