Dear Jerry Seinfeld, Try This Hot Chicken Recipe. Sincerely, Southern Living

August 14, 2014 | By | Comments (0)

20120704 0435 Dear Jerry Seinfeld, Try This Hot Chicken Recipe. Sincerely, Southern Living

Hot Chicken is a Southern dish that has brought many a grown man to tears and strikes fear in the hearts of the weaker-palated. But not Jerry Seinfeld. Our very Northern friend recently made the Prince’s pilgrimage in Nashville, Tennessee, where he had his first encounter with the chicken that almost glows with capsaicin while filming his new web series Single Shot, a spinoff of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. 

“It was me and two other guys in suits,” he said. “We took our [jackets] off and rolled up our sleeves. We got the sauce all over our white shirts and screamed from the heat. It’s so spicy! That was the most adventurous thing I’ve eaten lately. I’m definitely going back there too.”

But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Jerry and chicken. Exhibit A:

 

And B:

 

We love a good piece of hot chicken too, especially our recipe. It’s guaranteed to make you let out a “Sweet Fancy Moses!” or two. Jerry, c’mon, give it a shot.

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 (5-oz.) bottle habanero hot sauce
3 pounds chicken drumsticks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
Vegetable oil

Whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken. Cover and chill 24 hours.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, discarding mixture. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess.

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a large, deep skillet; heat to 325°. Fry drumsticks, in batches, 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Bake 15 minutes or until done.

Note: We tested with Tabasco Habanero Sauce.

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