Nashville Hot Chicken - How to Make Crispy Nashville-Style Fried Chicken

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Food Wishes : To the people asking... there is no possible way to make this by baking it. Don't even attempt.

10,000 Rambos : One of these days, I'll make one of your recipes, instead of eating Wendy's while watching you cook.

ckF7ZadBZbYMm9wk : Every sentence starts off at a high pitch and ends at a low pitch. Interesting verbal technique.

will i am oh yah : What is with the unnatural inflection in your voice?

Bronson Taala : Do you speak like that on purpose?

MetaGrave : "The food gods hate a coward." ...My cooking failures have all been explained... >.<;;

gildrop : i would so use waffles instead of bread

OldManCooking : Chef John... Your Nashville Hot Chicken looks Out of this world... Yum Thanks :)

whh2000 : Two best things in cooking, fats and spices

Brutally Honest Canuckistani : Dammit.... Midnight again when he posts these. Another night of going to bed drooling.

Robert's Art Studio : Replace that white bread with a hunk of corn bread and it is on.

frosted1030 : Notes: 1. The marinade needs no egg at all. Add 2 eggs and whisk well after removing the chicken from the marinade, for a binder. 2. The flour/salt mixture makes a very firm breading. For a more craggy more delicate crust (the crags hold sauce better) use cornstarch instead of four and add 2 Tablespoons of white sugar to the mixture (trust me, the sugar crisps up the flour and makes it more savory). 3. Don't pan fry, if you can help it. A deep fryer is an inexpensive investment and well worth it. 4. Double fry. Heat your oil to 300 degrees, and deep fry for 3 minutes, remove the basket and heat the oil to 350, then add the chicken back for another 5 minutes. This will make the crust lighter and crisper.

SpaghettiVEVO : Is a food boner a thing because i just popped one watching this.

Past Life Pro : Teh food gods hate a coward. hahahhaa

Jeff Ward : gonna dream of red crispy chicken now, g'night

n cnsnnts : Sweet pickles are blasphemy

OuterStratus : I've got the chicken marinating right now, and this WILL be on my plate for dinner. Edit: So I made this for dinner using chicken tenders, and I did have to change a few things. Since my tenders were cut thin, I had to crank the heat to high so the coating browned properly. I also doubled, maybe tripled, the spice mix so the oil would be more flavorful rather than just hot and red. And by the end of the third batch I was tired of the Flour-Dip-Flour process, so I mixed the marinade into the flour and made a batter. The battered chicken was even better than the Flour-Dip-Flour chicken.

Angelina Matthews : Am I the only one who swears by Texas Pete? Not really a fan of Louisianna hot sauce. 🙊

Keith Howell : I want this chicken in the coffin with me when I die.

PockASqueeno : I've lived in Nashville for 25 years, and this ain't hot chicken. This is mild chicken. Still looks good, just nowhere near hot enough. Real Nashville hot chicken burns your brains so hard that you have to eat the entire bread slice after your first bite, then resort to milk for the rest of the experience.

Meredith Whitfield : Couple of Tennesseans here! Not a bad job, Chef, though the brush IS kinda hilarious.

circuscase : Is this dish heart healthy?

jiniya azad : "first we make it wet, then we make it dry..." LOLLLL

ravager48 : 7:19 Once chicken, twice fried.

asdfrozen : To anyone who has an issue with lard: Hot wings are dunked in a sauce made from hot sauce and butter, and butter has more saturated fat per gram than lard. So think of this as a different type of hot wing sauce.

KMONEY8989 : Chef John please notice me

MsMonaGee : some things are just meant to be fried and covered in fat .. this is one of them... I am pregnant and drooling lmao

AnagramForCraig : I'm not Crystal clear on which hot sauce you used...

karen henry : I know that's Crystal hot sauce and you're right, it's the best!

Kitty2cute : U make everything so perfect, a true chef with skill. I feel honored to learn ur techniques and browse recipes when I have ppl over for dinner. Ur my go-to

Nabiel Hussain : instead of lard can I use more butter?

YuutoHiroshige : My 400th time i cooked from learning your recipes, omg time sure does fly. Delicious as always ^_^

KiesKo Enterprises : John, I hope you know that it's midnight, and I'm here dreaming about homemade spicy chicken while eating white bread dipped in pizza sauce.

meadslosh : LET'S GET RELARDED IN HERE, LET'S GET RELARDED IN HERE

Kimberly R : Now my stomach is making the same sound as the fork scraping the chicken 😔 must wait till tomorrow!

Daniel Meng : Did anyone else watch this earlier on ZAGAT :P

Lee Bennett : That has got to be the tastiest Fried Chicken that i will never eat.

Mia : How do I get over my phobia of handling raw chicken?

Vt3c1 : Chef John: please do a chicken fried steak video!

catherine zadecka : people asking why the white bread must have been deprived of the sweetest sensation that is eating highly flavourful food with a soft pillowy almost flavorless cloud of bread... I rarely even eat bread anymore and if I do it's definitely some whole grain hippie stuff that takes a strong jaw to chew and even I know the pleasure of the wonder bread.

Zengarang Piano : mmmm so much cayenne goodness 🌶🌶🌶🍗🍗🍗🍞

Brakathor : Wait, what's the bread for? I mean really, what's it actually for? I can understand if you run out of plates or something. "Hot chicken" rings a bell. This reminds me of some even weirder thing I ordered from a French Canadian restaurant where I got a sort of crispy chicken in a bun with pee soup poured all over it. As often happens, I literally thought they were trolling me because they didn't like my face or something. I later found out "Wow this is ACTUALLY a real thing that people do."

bigdaddybry : Crystal hot sauce?

Anjelica Parana : But you still touched the flour with your left hand before putting it in the marinade for the first leg. Lol

Syed Husseyn Jhon : The ooooooooold

DDT701 : Chef, blink twice if the alternative Louisiana hot sauce is Crystal.

Solidus106 : I liked this video before even watchin it 👍

X Y : Yeah Tabasco is too sour for me personally, once I made home made chilly sauce and it was way more delicious and hot. Sadly I didn't take the measurement :(

Greg Liscio : not this guy again. This guy needs to take ESL lessons

dbz2004 : Will this recipe work for boneless chicken breasts? I am not a big fan of chicken on the bone