Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning

Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
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100894 001
$7.83
Net Weight:
3.4 oz
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Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning, is also called Nashville hot seasoning, Nashville hot chicken rub, or Nashville hot chicken spice.
 

What is Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning

There are a handful of foods or cuisine styles in the US that can be tied to a specific city or region - Cajun and Creole to New Orleans, chicken wings to Buffalo, California cuisine and Tex-Mex to the southwestern US to name a few. With America's increasing fascination with heat, one newer entry to this particular “local food gone national scene” is Nashville Hot Chicken. This style of fried chicken is the Music City's claim to culinary fame and fits the bill of a unique food tied closely to a city or region. Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning is a great way to give your chicken a nice blast of fiery heat that more and more of us are craving in our everyday meal planning.

There are numerous restaurants throughout the Nashville region that serve up their version of hot chicken in a variety of clever ways. Nashville Hot Chicken has become such a hallmark of the local scene that in 2007 they launched their first annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival and it has been going strong ever since.
 

History of Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning

As with most unique regional foods, this one has an incredible back story. It is believed by most of those well versed in the city's culinary heritage that hot chicken originated back in the early 1900's when a local woman who believed that her husband was out spending time with his girlfriend decided to teach him a lesson. One fine Sunday she made her husband his regular Sunday morning fried chicken breakfast, but this time she added quite a bit of additional cayenne pepper to it in hopes that it would burn his mouth. The legend goes that he liked it so much that he started sharing it with his friends and brothers. Eventually, the woman exited his life, but the hot chicken stayed! By the mid-1930's the brothers had started a restaurant called the Barbecue Chicken Shack with this spicy chicken as their signature dish.

Some of the city's old timers believe that another local restaurant, called Bo's, started serving hot chicken around the same time. Over the years the Barbecue Chicken Shack called several locations throughout Nashville home. In the 1980's ownership of the restaurant was passed down from uncle to niece and the restaurant's name was changed to Prince's Hot Chicken, which it is still called today.

For decades hot chicken was more likely to be found only in the predominantly African American areas of Nashville, but in the last 15 or so years it has crossed racial and cultural boundaries and taken a more prominent role in the city's psyche. This wider "acceptance" has led to a surge in new restaurants specializing in hot chicken popping up throughout the city including Hattie B's, Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish, Two Boots, Pepperfire, and 400 Degrees.

National chains are starting to get into this growing culinary trend, as KFC and Captain D's have taken notice of Nashville Hot Chicken and started to recreate it on their menus. Whenever a culinary trend hits the mainstream, the company bringing it to the masses is looking to maximize profit. The fear of Nashville's hot chicken devotees is that these corporate players will start diluting the dish's signature flavor in order to appeal the widest audience possible. They fear that instead of hot chicken Nashville style they will instead start passing off less spicy chicken recipes, like pepper chicken, while still calling it Nashville Hot Chicken.
 

What does Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Taste Like

A burst of upfront heat that dissipates quickly with a hint of sweetness and pungency.
 

How do You use Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning

Traditionally, this seasoning has been used for fried chicken, but it's also incredible as a rub for grilled chicken.

To use with fried chicken this is what you'll need: • 1 whole fryer, cut up • 2-3 cups of frying oil (healthier options include coconut, avocado and peanut oil)

For the milk bath you'll need:
• 1 cup of whole milk or buttermilk • 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning• 1 tablespoon Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning

For the flour mix: • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1-3 tablespoons Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning (depends on how hot you like it)

Fill your Dutch oven or cast iron skillet with approximately 2" of oil and heat to 350 degrees. In one bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and 1 tablespoon of Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning to make the milk bath. In a second bowl, mix together the flour and 1 tablespoon of Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning. Dredge the chicken in the flour mix, then dip in the milk bath, then in the flour mix again, shake off the excess after each step. Carefully lower the chicken into the hot oil. Be sure to only fry a few pieces at a time so that the chicken isn't crowded in the pan. Partially cover and cook until one side begins to brown. Turn the chicken and cook until golden brown. For optimum food safety use a thermometer and make sure that the internal temperature of your cooked chicken reaches at least 165°. Remove the cooked chicken from the oil and drain on a wire rack or paper towels. Cook in batches until it's all done.

In Nashville, they like to add a paste or sauce to their hot fried chicken after it has been cooked. To make this paste combine about ¼ cup of the hot cooking oil with 1-2 tablespoons of the Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning. Brush the paste on the chicken before serving. You could also use this to make Nashville style chicken wings. For more heat you can either use more seasoning or add some ground cayenne to any or all of the three stages where the Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning is added.

If using as a rub use 1 tablespoon of Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning per pound of meat. While the initial assumption is that this would be used on chicken, it would also be delicious as a rub on smoked turkey, or tossed over shrimp and grilled. Grind into meat for spicy homemade sausage. Make a marinade with lemon and garlic for spicy grilled fish; choose a firm-fleshed fish like cod or halibut to marinate. Grill some pineapple with this seasoning blend for a garnish. Or use as a dry rub on flaky white fish like snapper and bake. Make a quick cucumber pickle with cider vinegar and Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning; drain and serve with a fresh herb and yogurt dressing. Or spice up some yogurt and drizzle over salads. Mix into egg salad and add extra kick to deviled eggs.

 

IngredientsCayenne, sea salt, demerara sugar, yellow mustard, garlic, black pepper and paprika
Recommended UsesUse to make fried chicken, egg dishes, fish, and homemade sausage
Flavor ProfileHas a bit of kick from the cayenne with hints of garlic and a touch of sweetness
CuisineAmerican
How To StoreAirtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life1-2 Years
Country of OriginUSA
Dietary PreferencesGluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO
AllergenMustard

 

Hungry for More Information

Roots of American Cuisine
The Ultimate Guide to Chicken spices, Herbs, and Seasonings
Why You Should Dry Brine Chicken
The 10 Secrets to Backyard Grilling

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium149mg6%

Total Carbohydrate1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber0.6g3%

Total Sugars0.5g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.3g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium5mg0%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium5mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
23 total ratings.

michelle r. (Verified buyer) 08/02/2021
This Stuff is Da' Bomb! This seasoning can go on anything! It's the perfect amount of to allow its flavor to be dominate! I will be ordering more!

Robert M. (Verified buyer) 04/19/2021
Nice heat and great flavor!! Nice heat and great flavor!!

Jim G. (Verified buyer) 03/11/2021
I have eaten several times I have eaten several times at the original Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville and the Spice.Inc blend is right on target! This is the way to try Nashville Hot Chicken no matter where you live. This is the real deal! Glad I ran into Spice.Inc.

Zachary C. (Verified buyer) 02/13/2021
Pretty good- needs more brown Pretty good- needs more brown sugar if you are using it to make actual Nashville Hot chicken but it's a good blend for anything really.

Jeanette M. (Verified buyer) 01/30/2021
Spicy Perfection! If you like sweet and spicy perfection, (emphasis on the spicy!) the Nashville Hot seasoning blend is for you! I started with the 4oz. pack, but I am immediately reordering because my family loves it so much. Our favorite meal is to use this blend on boneless chicken thighs, quinoa, and a cooling cucumber yogurt salad. Delicious!

Justin V. (Verified buyer) 08/19/2020
Love it By far the best Nashville hot chicken seasoning I found. Very good flavor and really good bite.

Joshua B. (Verified buyer) 06/17/2020
very satisfied This is a fantastic blend. We initially used this on chicken while we were smoking and will definitely be adding this to our spice set.

Kevin Q. (Verified buyer) 05/14/2020
Spice Really enjoyed it, great product and service

Ryan J. (Verified buyer) 05/06/2020
Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning This was by far the best hot seasoning I've ever eaten on chicken, whatever you're doing don't stop it's a Winner

Leonna S. (Verified buyer) 04/29/2020
Perfect! My favorite restaurant (Music City Chicken) is temporarily closed during due to Covid19. So happy I found you web site. My order arrive quickly. My first attempt at tenders and they were excellent! Thank you
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