Pieces of Nashville hot chicken over slices of toast
Buffalo Chicken Vs Nashville Hot: What's The Difference?
While both Buffalo and Nashville fried chicken are loved by their respective cities, the main difference between the two lies in how they are seasoned, sauced, and served.
Buffalo chicken is typically less spicy and a little tangier and is served in many ways, while Nashville hot chicken is spicier and most often comes on a sandwich.
The term Buffalo chicken typically denotes the sauce and Buffalo wings. Buffalo sauce gets its flavor from a few ingredients: butter, vinegar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
Meanwhile, Nashville hot chicken is typically coated in a paste-like substance, which makes it thicker and crispier than wings. It's made with an array of spices and seasonings.
The brine generally has a pickle element to it. The flour is mixed with chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder,
paprika, salt, and pepper.
A spicy, oil-infused paste, typically the same oil it's fried in, combined with brown sugar and the same seasonings used in the flour mixture is brushed onto crispy chicken.