Nashville Hot Grilled Chicken - adapted from the original Hattie B's Hot Chicken recipe in Nashville, TN. SO good! Chicken marinated in cayenne pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and olive oil. Reserve some of the marinade to brush on the cooked chicken if you want it really HOT! Seriously THE BEST grilled chicken recipe! Serve with pickles, ranch, and white bread! We are making this again this weekend - SO GOOD!
Whisk together cayenne pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder and oil. Reserve 2 or 3 tablespoons if you want extra hot chicken.
Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag and pour marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight.
Remove chicken from marinade and grill until done, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken from grill and brush with reserved marinade, if desired.
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!Can use any cut of chicken you prefer - tenders, breasts, thighs, legs.Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.To cook chicken tenders without a grill, cook in a skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes.