Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings

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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  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)
  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
  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

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


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