Learn How to Make Nashville Hot Chicken and Never Be Chilly Again

We can't make winter end faster, but Eric Greenspan's spicy recipe is one of the tastiest ways to get through it.

February 21, 2020
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If it's chilly in your neck of the woods this weekend, we can think of a few tried-and-true ways to warm up. Hot tea? Sure. A bubbling chili on the stove? Definitely. Chicken noodle soup? Classic. But Eric Greenspan's Nashville hot chicken sandwich just might be the most fun way to embrace some heat — and you can cook it along with him LIVE this Sunday on the Food Network Kitchen app for free!

Nashville hot chicken holds it's claim to fame right in the name — the breading is laced with a spice blend that just might make you sweat. The hottest blends can give the chicken a fiery red hue — Eric's version gets dipped in chili oil and dusted with even more spices after it comes out of the fryer. The aesthetic allure is impossible to ignore. And with one bite, you know that the heat is the kind that will keep you coming back for more; your tongue knows it stings, but your brain just says "gimme."

Eric's recipe plays with your senses, though, so you get a welcome cooling texture as well. When you're building the sandwich, not only does the chicken sit on a bed of heat-relieving lettuce, but it's also topped with a crispy fennel slaw.

Doesn't this sound like a great Sunday lunch? Come cook along with Eric on the Food Network Kitchen app this Sunday February 23, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST. He'll be there to answer all your burning (ha) questions — even if you're not a Food Network Kitchen subscriber yet. We're unlocking this live class, so it's free for everyone!

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