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Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken is the very best homemade hot chicken recipe baked crispy in the oven and each bite is spicier than the last.  Oven fried chicken slathered in a spicy cayenne glaze, this Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken will be your new favorite way to serve up chicken. | A Wicked Whisk
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Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken

Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken is the very best homemade hot chicken recipe baked crispy in the oven and each bite is spicier than the last.  Oven fried chicken slathered in a spicy cayenne glaze, this Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken will be your new favorite way to serve up chicken. | A Wicked Whisk
Prep Time6 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup pickle brine
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning salt
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce

Oven Fried Chicken

  • 3 large chicken breasts .. cut lengthwise and then widthwise
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • olive oil for brushing

Hot Chicken Cayenne Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoom smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt
  • pickles and white bread ... optional but highly suggested
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Marinade

  • To make your Oven Fried Nashville Hot Chicken, start with the marinade.  Whisk together buttermilk, pickle brine, your favorite hot sauce and two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning salt and then pour it into a large zip top bag.  Cut your chicken breasts lengthwise and then in half (across) and add them to the buttermilk marinade.  Push out the excess air, seal the bag and move your chicken to the refrigerator to marinate for at least six hours but overnight is best. 

Oven Fried Chicken

  • Once your chicken is marinated, remove your chicken breasts from the buttermilk and move to a baking rack to drain.  Add cornflakes to a food processor and pulse to create cornflake crumbs.  Move your cornflake crumbs to a large bowl and stir in the all purpose flour along with cayenne and salt. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking pan with parchement paper or tin foil. Dredge the chicken pieces in the cornflake crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere the crumbs to all sides of the chicken.  Move the coated chicken to the baking pan and repeat until all chicken pieces are coated in cornflakes.  Lightly brush each of the chicken pieces with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning your chicken over half way through the cooking time and continue cooking.

Hot Chicken Cayenne Glaze

  • As your oven fried chicken is baking, make your hot chicken cayenne glaze.  In a small saucepan, add vegetable oil and butter and heat over medium heat. Increase your temperature slightly until you just start to see little bubbles start to form.  Whisk together your spices in a separate bowl and then slowly start whisking into your heated oil.  Once your oven fried chicken is done, remove from the oven and using a basting brush, coat both sides of your chicken in the cayenne glaze.  Serve with pickles.

Notes

  • I used chicken breasts for this recipe but you could just as easily use chicken tenders, chicken thighs or a whole cut up chicken. Simply Google the cooking time for each to ensure proper heating.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.5g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 19.4g | Saturated Fat: 12.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 26.6mg | Sodium: 630.7mg | Potassium: 78.6mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 3.7g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 3.2mg