Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders
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Serves: 8 sliders
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 slider buns
  • 6 cups canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  1. Prepare two bowls to coat chicken. In the first bowl, place egg, milk and hot sauce and mix well. Into the second bowl, combine flour, salt & black pepper.
  2. Cut each chicken thigh half and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a dutch oven or heavy cast iron skillet, heat oil until it reaches 325 degrees fahrenheit.
  4. Take a piece of chicken and coat it in flour, then egg mix, then back into the flour. Repeat until all pieces are coated.
  5. When oil is up to temp, fry a few pieces at a time, not overcrowding the pan. Allow oil to return to temperature before adding the next batch. Fry each piece until golden brown, with internal temperature measuring 165 degrees fahrenheit (about 6 minutes per side). As you remove the pieces, place them on a rack over foil to cool.
  6. In another bowl, combine cayenne, chili powder, garlic, paprika and honey along with ½ cup of the frying oil. Stir well, then brush this oil solution over the fried chicken pieces.
  7. Serve on slider buns with thick cut pickles.
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