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New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 2:24 PM
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The Scoreboard Bar and Grill in the Music Valley Drive area of Nashville (near Gaylord-Opryland) has been preparing a Nashville-style hot chicken for a few months. For all of you hot-chicken fans out there you should give it a try!! The service is normally quite good at this business, especially at the bar.

They currently offer a breast with wing attached (breast quarter) for $4.95. Sides are $1.99 and include: fries,potato salad,coleslaw,baked beans,steamed veggies and house salad.

Heat choices are mild, medium, hot and Inferno (their signature formula).

I am not affiliated with the business in any way other than being a very satisfied consumer of their Nashville-Hot-Chicken!

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 2:42 PM
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Welcome to Roadfood Pepperhead... Take some pics and post them here...
Us folk up north don't have the privilege of having Hot Chicken...
Thanks for sharing the new location there.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 2:44 PM
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I can practically hear pogophiles and Poverty Pete running out the door to go check the place out. That is, if they haven't already been there before!

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 3:02 PM
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UncleVic: thanks for the welcome.....been lurking for a few years but finally have gotten around to posting. I'm working on getting some pics posted.

buffetbuster: it will be very interesting to see which Roadfood.com folks have already tried the chicken. I know that the two you mentioned live in the area and are fans of the style.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 5:31 PM
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pepperhead-
Welcome to Roadfood! I am glad you quit lurking and decided to join in. Very much looking forward to seing the pics. Have you been to Prince's? If so, how does it compare?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 7:51 PM
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Have not been to Prince's in a few years but did get THE chicken from Mr. Boo here in Donelson. I recommend that anyone who likes this style of chicken, should check-out the product that is being offered at The Scoreboard. The comparison between outlets is too subjective....sorry if this disappoints.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 8:02 PM
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pepperhead,
If you ate at Boo's, you have street cred. I haven't been to Scoreboard, but will try to get there this weekend.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 07/25/07 8:14 PM
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Hi Poverty Pete,

I have only eaten this chicken on the weekdays but have no reason to believe the weekend crew would put out an inferior product. If you happen to visit during the weekdays, be sure to tell Judi (bartender) that you are a roadfood.com member.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 07/26/07 11:52 AM
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Not sure when I'll get out there, but I'll definitely keep it in mind. I may try to get by that mall version of Bolton's for lunch today.

I still miss Mr. Boo's...

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Tue, 07/31/07 1:52 PM
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Ate at Scoreboard back in Jan? or so when they were starting to serve hot chicken. Very tasty, they said they were considering offering wings or other parts, doesn't sound like they have? Their 'regular' sauced hot wings were actually pretty tasty as well.

I'm not working in Nashville now so it's harder for me to get up that way for a hot chicken fix. Maybe Prince's will open a branch in the 'Boro eh? I think the Boltons at the mall (Hickory Hollow) closed a while back.

I sure miss Boo's too.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Tue, 07/31/07 5:08 PM
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The Bolton's in the mall was still there last Thursday, because I got an excellent whiting sandwich from them for lunch. First time I had been in that mall in a long time. Yikes has it ever gone downhill!!

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Tue, 07/31/07 6:50 PM
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I had a fish sandwich at Ron's on Murfreesboro Rd. on Saturday. It was the traditional Nashville hot fish. I would rate it near, but not quite equal to East Side and Kingfish. In most cities, it would be a star.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Tue, 07/31/07 6:55 PM
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

I had a fish sandwich at Ron's on Murfreesboro Rd. on Saturday. It was the traditional Nashville hot fish. I would rate it near, but not quite equal to East Side and Kingfish. In most cities, it would be a star.


Poverty: which was the one you took Al and myself to? It was very good. I enjoyed meeting your friend and the fish was a meal within itself.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Tue, 07/31/07 8:55 PM
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Paul, we went to East Side. Doesn't he make a great sandwich? I have a slight preference for Kingfish, but that was the day of the Music City Marathon, which went right in front of Kingfish. Finding my coworker there was just an added bonus. BTW, that's the same guy who tells me that if and when he opens his own restaurant, he'll name his fish sandwich the Poverty Pete.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/1/07 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by pogophiles

The Bolton's in the mall was still there last Thursday, because I got an excellent whiting sandwich from them for lunch. First time I had been in that mall in a long time. Yikes has it ever gone downhill!!


I could have sworn I saw an article that said they had closed that one. I haven't actually been to the Hickory Hollow mall in years. I'll have to keep that in mind though since I go by there whenever I go back and forth to Nashville.

Did you happen to see what times they are open?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/1/07 2:00 PM
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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!





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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/1/07 7:04 PM
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I did not notice the hours. It did appear that they had adapted their chicken to mall cuisine (seemed to only have a choice of wings or tenders) so I went with the fish, which was excellent. That mall (at least in the food court) was very depressing though...

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/1/07 8:18 PM
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Sounds like Nashville's once best mall has gone downhill?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Sun, 08/5/07 2:34 PM
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I like the ribs at Scoreboard very much. Is it just the photo or is that chicken covered in sauce? If so, that's not Nashville hot chicken to me, but a variation on Buffalo wings. I'll have to investigate. Sundancer, you're right. You'll want to avoid Hickory Hollow. Some of the anchor store have closed as have many of the outlying restaurants. The sports bar where I used to go in the area now has to have an armed guard. For years they didn't even have a bouncer.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Mon, 08/6/07 12:16 PM
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The last pic is of their ribs.....sorry for the confusion!!!

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/8/07 9:06 PM
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I know what ribs look like. The chicken just looks a little shiny, but that could be the flash. Is it covered in a sauce or is it dry?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 08/8/07 9:40 PM
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I don't care what that chicken has on it, looks mighty tasty to me. Thanks for the pics, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 08/9/07 4:05 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by ctfrasier

I know what ribs look like.



I've been waiting for days for that response.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 08/9/07 10:02 AM
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We don't have hot chicken in LA, as far as I know (and I don't count Popeyes!). I'd love to have a recipe, or at least know the basics for preparing it.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 08/9/07 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by cy_dugas

I'd love to have a recipe, or at least know the basics for preparing it.



Yes, we would like to have a recipe.


(but don't knock popeye's now)

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 08/9/07 11:21 PM
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Hope I didn't disappoint you RibRater. The Church's locations here in Nashville have begun offering spicy chicken. It's a good bit hotter than Popeye's.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 08/9/07 11:25 PM
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All this hot chicken talk... Have you no mercy on the folk in Michigan?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Fri, 08/10/07 1:23 AM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

Sounds like Nashville's once best mall has gone downhill?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


If you're talking about Hickory Hollow, that place has been horrible for about a decade (if not longer).

I'll have to try the Scoreboard, as I live in Donelson and head over to Opry Mills fairly often to catch a movie.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Sat, 08/25/07 6:21 PM
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I don't know where they snapped the above photos of the chicken but my serving didn't look anything like that - the above photos look like they were put together by a food artist (or maybe Prince's ). I had a HEAVY coating over the breast/wing section with up to 1/2 inch of coating in some places. The fried piece was then dipped in a hot "sauce" that was about on par with the hot from prince's.... but underneath that very thick coating was plain chicken that didn't resemble the depth of flavor you get through-out a piece of prince's chicken in any way.


I'll post pics when I get back but imo, the chicken I had from scoreboard is not nearly as good as prince's. i won't be returning.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Sun, 08/26/07 7:46 PM
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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?

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Sun, 08/26/07 7:51 PM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 6:57 AM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 11:48 AM
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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Mon, 08/27/07 1:12 PM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 2:01 PM
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Larry, maybe it is just the pics but it looks a little overdone to me.

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Mon, 08/27/07 6:04 PM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 10:26 PM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 10:49 PM
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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 - Mon, 08/27/07 10:55 PM
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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 - Tue, 11/27/07 1:14 PM
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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
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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 - Tue, 11/27/07 1:18 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/2/07 12:45 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/9/07 1:47 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/12/07 3:17 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/12/07 3:54 PM
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Originally posted by Rando


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 - Wed, 12/12/07 4:04 PM
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no money, no time!

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Wed, 12/12/07 5:14 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/12/07 5:47 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/12/07 6:55 PM
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

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 - Thu, 12/13/07 11:31 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/13/07 7:33 PM
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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.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: New Nashville Hot Chicken - Thu, 12/13/07 7:34 PM
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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 - Thu, 12/13/07 7:40 PM
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

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 - Fri, 12/14/07 1:02 AM
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quote:
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 - Sat, 12/22/07 9:45 AM
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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 - Mon, 12/24/07 1:37 PM
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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 - Mon, 12/24/07 1:43 PM
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Originally posted by ellen4641
Hot chicken gets me excited!!


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