Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings

Use more or less hot sauce to control how much heat you want these Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings to have.

Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings
Makes about 6 servings
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Chicken
  1. Vegetable oil, for frying
  2. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1½ tablespoons kosher salt
  4. 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  5. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  6. 2 cups whole buttermilk
  7. 3 pounds chicken wings, halved
  8. at the joint (tips left on)
Sauce
  1. 4 to 5 tablespoons hot sauce
  2. 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  3. 4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  4. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. For chicken: In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to halfway full, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°.
  2. In a shallow dish, stir together flour, salt, pepper, and onion powder. In a medium bowl, place buttermilk. Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in buttermilk; dredge in flour mixture, pressing gently to adhere coating. Place chicken on a wire rack.
  3. Fry chicken in batches until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°, about 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Let drain on paper towels. Place on a wire rack. Reserve ¾ cup cooking oil from pan for sauce.
  5. For sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together reserved ¾ cup oil and all remaining ingredients. Brush over both sides of chicken. Serve remaining sauce with chicken.
Taste of the South http://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/

 Find more great recipes like this one in Taste of the South‘s January/February 2017 issue!

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