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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/26 19:51:16 (permalink)
Has anyone experimented with their own hot chicken?

When Boos was still open, you could buy just the spice mix they used by itself. I would keep it at home and apply it Lee's or other chicken after it was heated up. I found if you applied it before it acquired a bit of a burned flavor.

Straight up cayenne seems to be a bit much, but I got some chili powder at the IndoPak grocery that is a bit sweeter though still very spicy. This seems to work pretty well as a substitute to quell the cravings.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 06:57:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by caver

My chicken did look like the photos above when I was there. Although I would say that Prince's is probably still the better one, Scoreboard still had some fine hot chicken.

Sorry to hear about that, I wonder if their chicken person quit or something?



That's interesting caver. I don't know what happened then to mine but, as you'll see by the picture (will post it later today), my chicken didn't look anything like the above.



I'd like to get a good recipe/process for doing this at home - I'm hoping mlinkenhoker will post a good one but I'd be interested in hearing yours also.


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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 11:48:30 (permalink)



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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 13:12:18 (permalink)
Hello everyone!

Can anyone make an educated guess as to the ingredients and methods used for Nashville style hot chicken? I'd love to try it at home, seeing as we don't have it here in south Louisiana.

Thanks
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 14:01:26 (permalink)
Larry, maybe it is just the pics but it looks a little overdone to me.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 18:04:26 (permalink)
Paul, it was a dark brown but the meat inside was fine. The coating was very thick though and I can imagine that, overall, it probably spent a little to much time in a vat that was turned a little to high.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 22:26:21 (permalink)
That looks pretty awful. I miss Mr. Boo's too. It was my favorite hot chicken. I'd love to have some of their chicken. Every place uses a different recipe, but the common thread seems to be frying the chicken in an iron skillet.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 22:49:32 (permalink)
Boos actually used a pressure cooker, although they did cut their chicken up fresh each morning.

They also said they used wild peppers that grew on their land down in LA. They would process the whole plant also (leaves, stems, everything), not just the pods and dry and age it. They also had damiana in their spice mix. I think that accounted for the bulk of it, but I'm sure there were dashes of other things.

I've contemplated this for a while (and tried some other variations), and this is the direction I'm headed:
Indian chili powder
Damiana powder
Ground Savory
Ground Oregano
Brown sugar (v. small amount ground fine)
Paprika

The proportions would need to be tweaked I'm sure, but I think this would yield something pretty close to what they served. The key is to take the chicken directly out of the fryer and thoroughly coat with the spice mixture so it adheres well.

If you can still see the chicken you didn't put enough on.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/08/27 22:55:55 (permalink)
And yes Larry, that chicken right there looks kinda nasty.
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alright, now I'm really craving some hot chicken.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/11/27 13:14:41 (permalink)
Hi, This is Dixie of Dixie's Hotttt Chicken. I had to take off some time to take care of my mother and husband... But keep you eyes, ears and nose open.... I'll be back.... Not as larger place as I had in Donelson but big enought to get my great Hotttt Chicken to my friends... I still fix it at home and it is GREAT... See you later, Dixie Rowe
quote:
Originally posted by caver

Has anyone experimented with their own hot chicken?

When Boos was still open, you could buy just the spice mix they used by itself. I would keep it at home and apply it Lee's or other chicken after it was heated up. I found if you applied it before it acquired a bit of a burned flavor.

Straight up cayenne seems to be a bit much, but I got some chili powder at the IndoPak grocery that is a bit sweeter though still very spicy. This seems to work pretty well as a substitute to quell the cravings.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/11/27 13:18:28 (permalink)
Hi, This is Dixie of Dixie's Hotttt Chicken... Had to take off some time for to take care of my 84 year old mother and my husband....My hands are tied up right now... but I Will Be Back... Just keep your eyes, ears and nose open for some of my Great " Dixie's Hotttt Chicken." I still fix it at home .
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/02 12:45:19 (permalink)
does anybody have a recipe for this Hot Chicken? Can't find one anywhere?
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/09 13:47:39 (permalink)
It took us 30 plus years to make our product on Dixie's Hotttt Chicken.
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does anybody have a recipe for this Hot Chicken? Can't find one anywhere?
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 15:17:51 (permalink)
I just want to get an idea of what the spices are so I can try to re-create my own. I'm not flying to Nashville just to try this stuff!

I figure there's lots of hot spices on it, like cayenne, but I've also heard brown sugar and other stuff. I'm just curious, is all. I don't need any secrets, just a general idea.

so if I get some fried chicken and sprinkle some cayenne, chili powder,paprika, and brown sugar on it, am I close?

Kinda frustrating hearing all this about it and having no idea how to make it.


quote:
Originally posted by Dixie Rowe

It took us 30 plus years to make our product on Dixie's Hotttt Chicken.
quote:
Originally posted by Rando

does anybody have a recipe for this Hot Chicken? Can't find one anywhere?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 15:54:52 (permalink)
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I'm not flying to Nashville just to try this stuff!


Well, why not? " />

Maybe you should...

I would!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 16:04:22 (permalink)
no money, no time!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 17:14:26 (permalink)
Come on down, WJ. I'll take you to Dixie's when she gets up and running again.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 17:47:13 (permalink)
Hey PP
Think she will be up and running by mid-february? We will be looking for lunch as we chase you south to Mobile. It's either that chicken...or the Hen-Pecker Market out in Franklin!!!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/12 18:55:59 (permalink)
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Come on down, WJ. I'll take you to Dixie's when she gets up and running again.


PP

I checked to see if Nashville could be a potential day trip from Charlotte NC since I'll be there for a few days in February before heading down to Mobile- it's more than a 6 hour drive!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/13 11:31:36 (permalink)
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Originally posted by pepperhead

The management at the Scoreboard provided me with a few pics of their hot-chicken. I hope it is OK for me to post them. BTW, they also have some fine ribs!







oh heck yes!!!!!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/13 19:33:33 (permalink)
I do not think that the recipe is top secret but I do not blame the person for not revealing what they do.

It cannot be a real big deal as it is highly spiced, hot and a nice crust.

I believe anyone who wants to invest in oil, chicken, spices and etc can do it.

It is much easier to go where they do it and buy it. No waste of oil, time and effort.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/13 19:34:39 (permalink)
It's quite a detour from Charlotte, but perhaps you could drive up I-65 on your way home?
I had lunch today at East Side Fish. Does life get any better than this?
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/13 19:40:07 (permalink)
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It's quite a detour from Charlotte, but perhaps you could drive up I-65 on your way home?


Unfortunately that won't work out- I'm gonna be riding with The Travelin' Man. From Mobile we'll be heading back to Orlando and I'm flying home from there.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/14 01:02:05 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Rando


I'm not flying to Nashville just to try this stuff!


Well, why not? " />

Maybe you should...

I would!


I would , too! Why not??!
(it's not like I have'nt done it already, anyway... memories of flying down for the Nashville roadfood bus tour in April are resurfacing. ) Hot chicken gets me excited!!
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/22 09:45:39 (permalink)
I will sell our secret for Hotttt Chicken for $20000. The Mayor ate at our place at least 2 times a week... Nobody can beat our Dixie's Hotttt Chicken.... You are not even luke warn on your spices...
quote:
Originally posted by Rando

I just want to get an idea of what the spices are so I can try to re-create my own. I'm not flying to Nashville just to try this stuff!

I figure there's lots of hot spices on it, like cayenne, but I've also heard brown sugar and other stuff. I'm just curious, is all. I don't need any secrets, just a general idea.

so if I get some fried chicken and sprinkle some cayenne, chili powder,paprika, and brown sugar on it, am I close?

Kinda frustrating hearing all this about it and having no idea how to make it.



quote:
Originally posted by Dixie Rowe

It took us 30 plus years to make our product on Dixie's Hotttt Chicken.
quote:
Originally posted by Rando

does anybody have a recipe for this Hot Chicken? Can't find one anywhere?


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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/24 13:37:24 (permalink)
Dixie, I am sure your chicken is delicious and impossible to duplicate. I found a recipe on the LTHForum sit from Chicago that claims to have reverse-engineered something close to the prince's recipe. it calls for (among other things)salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, habanero, and jalapeno powders, as well as chilis in the oil and turbinado sugar sprinkled on the fried chicken along with the rub containing the powders. I guess it's gonna take some experimentation to get the amounts right. It ain't rocket science, it's just hot chicken. maybe one day I will be able to sample the real thing for myself but until then I guess I'll just experiment with my own.
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken 2007/12/24 13:43:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ellen4641
Hot chicken gets me excited!!


Ellen, some folks on here might take that the wrong way!
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