Nashville Hot Fried Chicken 

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 quart (4 cups) buttermilk
  • 2 uncooked bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 uncooked bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, each split in half
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  • Large Resealable Plastic Bag
  • Two Small Bowls
  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    Stir together garlic, onion, chili, and mustard powders with salt and pepper. Place half the mixture in a large resealable plastic bag or container. Add buttermilk and combine with spice mixture. Set aside remaining spice mixture. 

  • Step 2

    Add chicken to buttermilk mixture and marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. 

  • Step 3

    Strain chicken from marinade. Combine remaining spice mixture with flour in a large mixing bowl. Working in batches, toss chicken pieces in flour mixture until evenly coated. Gently tap chicken to remove excess flour. 

  • Step 4

    Insert crisper basket in unit and close hood. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 360°F, and set time to 25 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating. 

  • Step 5

    While unit is preheating, rub each piece of chicken with oil, using a total of 1/4 cup oil for all pieces. 

  • Step 6

    Once the unit has beeped to signify it has preheated, place chicken in the basket. Close hood and cook for 10 minutes. 

  • Step 7

    Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup canola oil, brown sugar, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

  • Step 8

    After 10 minutes, flip chicken. Close hood and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, then check chicken for doneness. Continue cooking up to an additional 5 minutes or until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, gently toss chicken with spiced oil mixture and serve.