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Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix

If you’re looking for a way to add spice to your life, Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix is the perfect recipe to give all your dishes more flavor.

For more ideas on making your own spice mixes, The Best Fajita Seasoning Mix and DIY Herb Salt Recipe will help you get started on your spice-making journey.

Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mix on a Wooden Spoon
Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix

I just recently moved to the south, where Nashville hot chicken is all the rage. Of course, once I became addicted to the flavor of the tasty chicken, I started envisioning all the different ways I could use Nashville Hot Chicken spice rub on other dishes.

While browsing through a bookstore, I came across the recipe in this cookbook. It was their famous recipe, and I just knew I had to make it myself.

How the Nashville Hot Chicken craze got started

If you know anything about me, I want to know all about the recipes and ingredients I use in cooking. I’m pretty much obsessed. The story of how Nashville Hot Chicken was invented is a goldmine.

According to Wikipedia, it is believed that Nashville Hot Chicken got started in the 1930s by Andre Prince Jeffries, owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack great-uncle.

Andre’s great-uncle Thornton was a womanizer, and after a late night out, his girlfriend cooked him a fried chicken breakfast. His girlfriend added extra cayenne pepper as revenge for the late night out.

Thornton loved the taste so much, he developed his own recipe for the restaurant he opened with his brothers.

Now, Nashville Hot Chicken is served throughout the city at most late-night diners.

Some Interesting Facts about Cayenne Pepper

Fresh Cayenne Pepper - Ingredient for Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
Cayenne Pepper – Ingredient for Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix

Cayenne peppers are native to South and Central America and have been cultivated for over 9,000 years.

Columbus brought cayenne seeds back to Europe after his voyage of 1492.

Did you know that the cayenne pepper is a fruit?

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Ideas for using Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Blend

  • Roasted Vegetables – if you’re looking for a way to add more flavor to your vegetables, this spice mix will do the trick. The best part about this idea is that you can sprinkle the Nashville Hot Chicken Spice mix on just the adult’s portion of the vegetables before roasting in the oven so the kids can have their own non-spicy version.
  • Dips and Sauces – this Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning mix will spice up any dip or sauce you already make.

You can use as much or as little as you want of this tasty spice mixture. But since the primary ingredient is cayenne pepper, it definitely packs the heat!

Ingredients for Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mix

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dry Mustard Powder
  • Sugar
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Granulated Garlic
Teaspoons of spices that make Nashville Hot Spice Mix Recipe
Ingredients for Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mix

Here’s How to Make Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix

Ingredients for Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mixture

1/2 cup cayenne pepper

1/8 cup salt

2 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard powder

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

Directions for Making Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mix

Mix the cayenne pepper, salt, dry mustard powder, sugar, ground black pepper, and granulated garlic. Store in a sealed container and keep in a cool, dry area. This mixture will last up to six months.

Yield: 1 cup

Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix

Nashville Hot Chicken Spice Mix on a Wooden Spoon

If you're looking for a way to add spice to your life, Nashville Chicken Spice Rub is the perfect recipe to give all your favorite dishes more flavor.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon gratulated garlic

Instructions

  1. Mix together cayenne pepper, salt, dry mustard powder, ground black pepper, and granulated garlic.

Notes

1. Store in a sealed container in a cool dry area away from light.

2. Spice mixture will last up to 6 months when properly stored.

Please let me know in the comments below how you liked this Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix. I love hearing from readers!

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Shelby

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

I love this mix! Making a homemade rub eliminates crappy oils so a huge thing for me. Plus this one is beyond simple and absolutely delicious!

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