Nashville Hot Turkey

Nashville Hot Chicken recipe. Can be used for chicken, wild turkey, or even fish.

Nashville Hot Turkey

Hot Pepper Oil Ingredients:

  • 5 TBSP Cayenne Powder

  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar

  • 1 tsp Chili Powder

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil


Hot Pepper Oil Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot or saucepan. Stir thoroughly with a whisk.

  2. Heat mixture on medium heat until the mixture starts to simmer.  

  3. Reduce to low heat, stir mixture frequently while simmering for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and allow flavors to infuse while you prepare the meat.


Turkey Ingredients:

  • One whole wild turkey breast, trimmed

  • One egg, slightly beaten

  • Lefty's Chicken n Fish mix, or any seasoned flour of your choice.

  • Vegetable or Peanut Oil

  • White Bread, Pickles (optional)


Turkey Preparation:

  1. Slice turkey breast across the grain into 1/2" thick strips. 

  2. Toss turkey strips in egg to evenly coat the meat.

  3. Roll turkey strips in seasoned flour. If you desire, repeat steps 2 & 3 for a thicker, crunchier crust.

  4. Heat oil to 350º F in a deep fryer, stovetop pot, or electric fryer. A deep fry thermometer is recommended.

  5. Fry turkey until golden brown on the outside, solid white on the inside, 165º F internal temp.

  6. Place turkey strips over sliced white bread.

  7. Use a basting brush to baste the turkey with the hot oil. Garnish with pickles if desired.



NOTE:


Oil recipe will make enough oil for multiple batches of turkey. You can save leftover oil in a container in the fridge or freezer for later use.