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.

gildrop : i would so use waffles instead of bread

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

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

Bronson Taala : Do you speak like that on purpose?

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

whh2000 : Two best things in cooking, fats and spices

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

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

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.

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

ravager48 : 7:19 Once chicken, twice fried.

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.

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

KMONEY8989 : Chef John please notice me

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

n cnsnnts : Sweet pickles are blasphemy

Shlomi Helfgot : You have used butter and lard together. It was in the Cornish Pasty video, with a memorable quote to the effect of "And for those of you who think that lard is unhealthy, don't worry! We'll also add butter!"

circuscase : Is this dish heart healthy?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

khansgirl1 : Thumbs up for Louisiana hot sauce

Pacster17 : Tomorrow night, when I'm out with my buddies drinking, I'm going to shout "Let's get larded" and hope for the best

OmnipotentO : LOOKS AMAZING. the heart attack would be so worth it.

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

bigdaddybry : Crystal hot sauce?

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

Himanshu Dhamija : Thanks for the "wet hand dry hand" trick, I am novice so always had to deal with gunky fingers.

M E : I wish I could meet you ☺ I love your videos and your jokes😁😁😁

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.

Solidus106 : I liked this video before even watchin it 👍