Hmm, hot chicken!!  Is that a chicken that has been out in the sun too long?  Don’t we all eat chicken that is hot, except when it is chicken salad?

So, apparently Hot Chicken is a type of Fried Chicken.  Who knew!

Hot Chicken

It’s generally accepted that the originator of hot chicken is the family of Andre Prince Jeffries, owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, Tn. She has operated the restaurant since 1980; before that time, it was owned by her great-uncle, Thornton Prince III.

Although impossible to verify, Jeffries says the development of hot chicken was an accident. Her great-uncle Thornton was purportedly a womanizer, and after a particularly late night out his girlfriend at the time cooked him a fried chicken breakfast with extra pepper as revenge. Instead, Thornton decided he liked it so much that, by the mid-1930s, he and his brothers had created their own recipe and opened the BBQ Chicken Shack café.

So, go find yourself some Hot Chicken today & celebrate.  If you don’t like spicy, then I guess regular Fried Chicken will have to do. 🙂

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