Anybody who likes cooking and also likes their fair share of comedy has probably already seen ‘Something’s Burning’ with Bert Kreischer. Bert is a stand up comedian best know as ‘The Machine’ and a famous accessory to theft for the Russian mafia. Seriously, google it. He is a hilarious comic and if you aren’t aware of the show mentioned above it is a YouTube based platform for Bert to welcome a variety of famous faces into his (studio) kitchen to cook with largely hilarious results.
I love Bert. He loves life and his brand of party hard comedy is something that doesn’t usually rear it’s head in the UK due to our generally vanilla attitude to brash, vibrant personas. I just feel like people such as him see the joy in things and make everything fun, I mean the path he chose in life is to literally spread joy. So much so that I would watch 20 minutes of him just making toast talking to Brian Callen or Bill Burr let alone something like Nashville Hot Chicken, which is what the latest episode gave us featuring his wife and musician Wheeler Walker Jr. It’s a really easy watch and I fully recommend it, check it out below.
If you are in the UK and have never been to the USA I’m guessing like me, you have never heard of Nashville Hot Chicken. After watching the above episode I started googling and did a bit of research and I found it to be right up my street, as it is essentially fried chicken with a seriously spicy kick. So naturally I made my own version but I have never been a fan of deep frying at home so decided it best to do a breaded version to save the mess and hassle. Thanks for the inspiration Bert.
This was the result:
Would be rude to not leave you with the recipe I guess… Serves 2.
What you will need:
- 4 boneless chicken thighs
- 250g flour
- 250g breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp. Paprika
- pinch salt and pepper
- 3 eggs
- Hot sauce (just choose your level… I’m not taking responsibility if you melt your face)
- Pastry brush
- 3 clean, shallow bowls
- Preheat oven to 175C (Fan)
- Bowl 1 -Flour, Cayenne, Paprika and Salt/ pepper, Bowl 2 – beat the eggs, Bowl 3 – Breadcrumbs
- Roll the chicken thighs in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg and hit the breadcrumbs.
- Bake for 30 minutes, turn over then bake again for another 30
- Remove from the oven and turn again, brush the now crispy chicken with hot sauce and place in the oven for a final 5 minutes
- Mix 3 parts hot sauce with 4 parts Mayonnaise.
- Serve. Devour. Enjoy.
A fruity hop forward golden ale such as Kona Brewing Co’s Big Wave