Nashville Spicy Chicken Nuggets

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These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don’t make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

This is the best Nashville hot chicken recipe to make at home. You’re just going to dice some chicken breast tenderloin and let them sit in a buttermilk and hot sauce for a few hours. Dredge them in egg and twice in a flour mix and fry. 

I know frying foods can seem a little intimidating but it’s really not. All you need is a pot or skillet and a food thermometer for success. Once you’ve fried your pieces, you’ll toss them in a buttery, homemade Nashville hot sauce. You CANNOT forget the pickle slices. 



These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

Equipment You’ll Need

The main two pieces of equipment that are essential for this recipe are a large skillet for frying and then a food thermometer. I’m always super serious about making sure that my chicken cooks to temperature, so you can buy a thermometer for about $10 at Walmart. You’ll also need several mixing bowls for flour, your eggs and your buttermilk to soak the chicken in. Y’all also need one to mix up your sauce. 



These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chicken:

You’ll need about two pounds of chicken breasts.

Flour and Seasonings:

I used 2 cups of regular white flour. The seasonings for the flour I used were salt, pepper, lemon pepper, white pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder for the breading.

Buttermilk and Hot Sauce:

You’ll need about 2 to 3 cups of buttermilk and about two tablespoons of hot sauce. 

Eggs:

You’ll need about five or six raw eggs for this.

Butter:

For the base of my sauce, I used a stick of melted butter. It can be salted or unsalted; it doesn’t matter.

Oil:

OK… hear me out about the fry all just take a couple of tablespoons of the oil that you’re cooking your chicken in and added to the sauce.

Spices:

Spices for the sauce are going to include paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, brown sugar.

Honey:

Can drizzle some honey over the top of these he won’t regret missing the step.

Hamburger Dill Pickles:

I know this sounds so strange, but you have to eat these chicken bites with some hamburger dill pickle chips. There’s just something about the vinegar of the pickles and the hot chicken that goes so well together. 



These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

How to Make These Nashville Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Step One:

Cut chicken breasts into cubes. Place them in a bowl with buttermilk and hot sauce. You’ll want mixture to cover them all. Let them sit for several hours in the refrigerator.

Step two:

Add oil to a large skillet. You’ll want it to where it’s about 2-3 inches deep. Heat on medium until grease reaches around 350 degrees.

Step three:

In a large bowl, combine flour and seasonings. In another bowl, add eggs and beat them. Using tongs, take each nugget and dip it in the flour mixture. Then dip it in the eggs and then in the flour again. Then add to the grease. You’ll cook each nugget for about 2-3 minutes on each side of the nugget, flipping halfway. Remove from oil and make sure that internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.

Step four:

In a separate bowl, add all the ingredients to the Nashville hot sauce. Toss nuggets in the sauce. Serve with a drizzle of honey and dill pickle chips. Enjoy!



Nashville Spicy Chicken Nuggets

These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 6 minutes
Buttermilk Time: 2 hours
Total 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Finger Foods, Meat
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 3 Large Mixing Bowls
  • Large Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

Chicken and Breading:
  • 3-4 cups Frying Oil (I used canola oil)
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 2-3 cups Butter Milk
  • 2 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 5-6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Pepper
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp White Pepper
Nashville Sauce:
  • 1 stick Melted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Hot Frying Oil
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
Pairings:
  • Honey
  • Hamburger Dill Pickle Chips

Instructions
 

  • Cut chicken breasts into cubes. Place them in a bowl with buttermilk and hot sauce. You'll want mixture to cover them all. Let them sit for several hours in the refrigerator.
  • Add oil to a large skillet. You'll want it to where it's about 2-3 inches deep. Heat on medium until grease reaches around 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and seasonings. In another bowl, add eggs and beat them. Using tongs, take each nugget and dip it in the flour mixture. Then dip it in the eggs and then in the flour again. Then add to the grease. You'll cook each nugget for about 2-3 minutes on each side of the nugget, flipping halfway. Remove from oil and make sure that internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.
  • In a separate bowl, add all the ingredients to the Nashville hot sauce. Toss nuggets in the sauce. Serve with a drizzle of honey and dill pickle chips. Enjoy!
Keywords Chicken Nuggets, Finger Foods, Nashville Hot Chicken
These Nashville spicy chicken nuggets were the perfect bite. You could make these as a meal or just as an appetizer. Don't make homemade chicken fried chicken intimidate you. This recipe is foolproof. Fry them up then toss them in a homemade spicy Nashville sauce drizzled with honey. These chicken nuggets are addicting, you cannot just eat one.

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