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Nashville "Fried" Chicken

The Old Fat Guy
A deliciously hot version of Nashville Chicken in a smoker or oven.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1.4 kilograms chicken pieces (3 pounds)
  • 500 ml milk (2 cups)
  • 50 ml Sriracha or Buffalo wing sauce (¼ cup)
  • 10 ml salt (2 tsp)
  • 10 ml sugar (2 tsp)
  • 1 egg
  • 350 ml flour (1 ½ cup)
  • 5 ml your favourite bbq rub (1 tsp)
  • 5 ml cayenne (1 tsp)
  • 6 ml salt (1 ¼ tsp)
  • 6 ml onion powder (1 ¼ tsp)
  • 6 ml garlic powder (1 ¼ tsp)
  • 40 ml oil (3 tbsp)
  • 5 to 15 ml cayenne (1 tsp to 1 tbsp)
  • 3 ml paprika (½ tsp)
  • 1 ml garlic powder (1/4 tsp)
  • 3 ml sugar (½ tsp)
  • 75 ml oil (⅓ cup) for brushing

Instructions
 

  • Mix milk, Sriracha, salt, sugar, and egg together.
  • Put chicken in mixture and marinade for 3 hours.
  • Mix flour, bbq rub, cayenne, salt, onion powder and garlic powder together.
  • Mix the flour, bbq rub, cayenne, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a shallow casserole.
  • Lift a piece of chicken out of the marinade with your left hand. Put it in the flour mixture and shovel the flour mixture over the chicken with your right hand.
  • Put the chicken back in the marinade.
  • Put the chicken in the flour again and shovel it over the chicken. Put the chicken on a rack.
  • Repeat with all chicken pieces.
  • Preheat oven or smoker to 400 F (205 C).
  • While the oven is preheating, heat the oil in a small saucepan until shimmering. Add cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, and sugar. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Put the chicken on a smoker rack skin side up or on a rack over a tray in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Brush the top with oil, do not turn the chicken.
  • Cook to an internal temperature of 170 F (75 C) in the largest pieces and the skin is golden, between 15 and 30 minutes depending on smoker or oven.
  • Brush the chicken with the cayenne oil and serve
Keyword chicken, Nashville