This southern hot chicken sandwich ain’t for the faint of heart; juicy fried chicken slathered in a thick spice sauce and topped with some cool pickles. Yes, yes, and yes!
I don’t know about you but when I think of a southern recipe my mind goes straight to fried chicken. In your typical southern home on just about every major holiday or get together, fried chicken is often at the center of the family dinner table. When I was asked to participate in a #southernsummerflavors food blogger’s event- I couldn’t wait to whip up these southern hot chicken sandwiches.
Hot chicken originated in Nashville, Tennessee and is traditionally a type of fried chicken that is marinated in seasonings, then floured, and fried. Lastly, the chicken is finally sauced using a paste that has been spiced with cayenne pepper. And all good southerners know that seasonings and marinade make an excellent and flavorful piece of chicken. Now I’m going to be honest, when I say that this chicken isn’t for the faint of heart, I mean it. Since this chicken is coated in a spicy sauce, it packs a significant punch. It’s not like omg call the doctor, it’s more like, have a drink nearby type deal.