Recreating Nashville Hot Chicken

We are going to uncover the secret that is Nashville Hot Chicken, one of the greatest fried chickens to ever exist. Naturally we gotta make it homemade. Oh and by the way, it’s easier than you think.

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Ingredients you’ll need:
Cure:
4 chicken thigh and leg quarters Or 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
Salt generously

Dredge:
3 cups (450g) flour
3 teaspoons (10g) kosher salt

Buttermilk Dip:
2 large eggs
2 cups (475ml) buttermilk
2 tablespoons (30ml) hot sauce
2 tablespoons (30ml) pickle juice
Splash of cold smoked matsutake shoyu for fancy

Hot Oil Spices:
1 cup (240ml) hot oil
4 tablespoons (25g) cayenne
1 tablespoon (11g) garlic powder
1tbsp (8g) smoked paprika
2 teaspoons (6g) kosher salt
2 tablespoons (25g) dark brown sugar

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