Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken

Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken – adapted from the original Hattie B’s Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite – YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken 

Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken

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I am obsessed with this Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken! Sweet and spicy in every bite! I adapted this recipe from the original Hattie B’s Hot Chicken recipe. Hattie B’s is my FAVORITE hot chicken joint in Nashville. I have eaten at a lot of other hot chicken places, but Hattie B’s remains at the top of my list. Many, many years ago, Hattie B’s shared their recipe for their Medium Hot Chicken in a magazine. I saved that recipe and use it as a basis for all my hot chicken recipes.

Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken

This hot chicken can be as hot or mild as you want by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper. My version is hot but not burn your lips hot. Chicken Legs isn’t a fan of super spicy foods and this was just the right temperature for him.

Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken

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Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken – adapted from the original Hattie B’s Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite – YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp cayenne pepper, start with 2 and add more after taste testing
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup chicken broth

Instructions:

  • Place chicken in 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker, stir.
  • Serve on buns with pickles and ranch.

Notes:

If you have never eaten Nashville hot chicken, please note that Nashville chicken is HOT.  
It is supposed to be spicy and uses a lot of cayenne pepper.
This recipe uses a lot of cayenne pepper, but I used much less than the original recipe from Hattie B’s. 
Start with 1 or 2 Tbsp of cayenne pepper and add more after tasting the chicken.
This is HOT!

Steph

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Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken
Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken
Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken
Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken
Slow Cooker Nashville Hot Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good!! Chicken, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, butter and chicken broth. Serve the chicken on slider buns with ranch and pickles. SO good! Sweet and spicy in every bite - YUM! #slowcooker #nashvillehotchicken #chickenrecipe #hotchicken

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  1. This was crazy good. My college son started eating during the blessing – that will teach him! 😂🔥. I used the 2 Tbspn of cayenne and it was just right for us. When I have had N-ville chicken before I had honey as a condiment, wasn’t for sure how that would be with ranch so I added a tablespoon into the sauce after I shredded the chicken and let the chicken soak some up. Perfect sweet heat!! This is a keeper!

  2. My mom’s family is from south Louisiana but food was never spicy hot. Most Cajun families have 2 pepper shakers on the table, one with black pepper, one with red or pepper. We each seasoned to taste.

  3. LOVE this recipe!! My boyfriend is from Nashville and we love hot chicken, so it’s nice to have an option that’s not fried. I always use frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot, so I start off with it on high heat then switch it low after an hour or two.. it takes about the same time to cook. We also found pre-mixed Nashville Hot Seasoning at Kroger with the same spices and it works in a pinch because we usually use about a 1/2 cup of it to make it extra spicy. We served the pulled chicken on Hawaiian rolls to balance the heat. The end result is amazing!! 🙂

    1. whatever you want. I don’t know your boyfriend, so I don’t know what he would like to garnish these sandwiches with.

  4. Sooo good, used 2T and was hot 🔥 definitely making again – maybe in future using fried chicken breasts and reducing sauce on stove, then smothering on a sandwich 👍

  5. YUM YUM!!! Making this today! But curious before I go to the grocery…I’m not typically a buyer of ranch dressing, do you have a favorite?? And, I assume those are just sandwich dills?? Thank you!
    I will review this afterwards, my husband is SURE to love this!😉

  6. I've made this recipe 5 times now and my family of 7 loves it including 5 kids! I ALWAYS add the max amount of cayenne pepper too but be careful because it's very spicy that way.

    1. I tried this for the first time tonight! I was nervous it would be too hot with the amount of cayenne, so I just used 2 TBLS. It was so good with ranch! Thank you for this recipe! I’m adding it to my rotation 🙂

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