Hangovers are maybe the worst consistent thing in my life. I honestly lose 24-72 hours of my life depending what friends I was hanging out with. They are getting so bad I literally researched them to death to create a Complete Hangover Guide that goes over what causes a hangover and how to help it.

As I went down this rabbit hole I was able to get some great ideas on the best recipes to help and get me back on my feet asap. I will quickly touch on what causes a hangover and from all of that, some of my best recipes that will bring you back to life!

According to healthline.com the main causes of hangovers are dehydration, gastrointestinal issues, electrolyte imbalance, low blood sugar, immune system effects, headaches from vasodilation (expanding blood vessels), poor sleep and adding in carbonated drinks speeds up the rate of alcohol going into your bloodstream.

Thus, we need to do a few things to slow the issues above as well as recovery. Slowing them means eat more carbs, drink more water, drink less carbonated drinks and ideally drink on a day where you can sleep lots the next day. Also drinking clear liquor with less congeners helps as congeners are chemical by-products found in darker alcohol like bourbon/whiskey and red wine.

Overall the eating carbs sounds amazing, win/win! But aside from that you definitely need to rehydrate and add electrolytes; B6 vitamins; stabilize blood sugar with carbs; use natural antacids like ginger; caffeine is said to help and good sleep. With that said, I have compiled some great recipes that will help you back on your feet.

Scroll down to see all of my best 11 Hangover Cure Recipes

 

The Hangover Cure Smoothie

This smoothie is one of my favorite things on earth. It is a copycat recipe from this healthy quick-food spot in Phoenix called D-Lite, which is a local favorite. This is great for hangovers as it checks off a ton of boxes on the cure list.

Best Espresso, Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

This copycat D-Lite Breakfast Buzz recipe version is full of amazing flavor and that perfect smoothie texture. There also is one secret for making the best version of this smoothie that adds a creamy texture and really makes it taste more like dessert than breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Smoothie, Chocolate Smoothie, Espresso Smoothie, Hangover Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie, Peanut Butter Smoothie, Protein Smoothie, Smoothie, Workout Smoothie
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 4 mins
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana Tip: peel your bananas that are getting old and put them in the freezer
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of your choice. Silk milk with protein is great for macro lovers. Vanilla almond milk works as well.
  • 1 6.5oz Starbucks doubleshot espresso can
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1-2 tbsp heaping scoop of peanut butter Can use powdered PB to cut down on calories
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder vanilla, banana or coffee flavor also work. Be sure to add more cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to makeup for loss of chocolate taste

Starbucks Doubleshot Substitutes

  • 2 shots espresso cooled

Or

  • 4-6 oz strong coffee cooled (ideally 2-3 scoops if instant coffee)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder or chocolate syrup

Options

  • 2-4 tbsp oats if wanting to add complex carbs
  • The D-Lite Breakfast buzz uses chocolate syrup but this recipe skips that by using the combo of mocha espresso/cold brew & chocolate protein powder.

Instructions

  • Mix all of your ingredients in the blender... and blend!
  • Taste it while still in the blender to see if you want more chocolate or peanut butter flavor.

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The Hangover Cure Sandwich

Oh my word… much like the smoothie, this is an idea I took from my travels as it was a game changer! This is a copycat recipe from Sessions Taphouse at Big White Ski Resort in British Columbia. I was on a guys snowboard and on day 2 or 3 of feeling like death I stepped into this amazing dish. Carbs, vitamins, grease and everything else you want and your body needs!

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The Best Hangover Cure Sandwich Recipe On Earth

This recipe is extremely simple and the easiest way to do it is just to buy some premade brisket or even pulled pork and you are already off to the races. As mentioned I am always a pork person only for breakfast but this brisket addition is next level. It truly is a hangover helper and if you want more info on everything hangovers as well as hangover recipes then checkout my Ultimate Hangover Guide here!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Best Brunch Sandwich, Breakfast Sandwich, Brisket Egg Sandwich, Brisket Sandwich, Hangover Cure, Hangover Sandwich
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Toasted bun now's the time to splurge on your favorite fresh deli buns. I love telera buns for this one.
  • 4 slices brisket heated and smothered in BBQ sauce
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 2 eggs sunny side up or over-easy
  • Shredded cheese to your taste
  • Aioli or some sort of chipotle/spicy mayo

Optional Additional Toppings

  • Caramelized onions
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes

Instructions

  • Cook bacon, cook eggs, heat brisket, toast bun, shred cheese and cut up fixins.
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Carrot Apple Cider Vinegar Ginger Turmeric Detox Drink

It’s a mouthful but it really is so easy to make. This is a great way to get your B6 vitamins, detox, calm your stomach and hydrate.

Quick Carrot Apple Ginger Turmeric Juicing Recipe

The great news is this recipe is great tasting, so good for you, takes minutes to make and is extremely cheap. You can of course juice the carrots yourself but if on a time crunch like the most of us just buy the juice.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: detox drinks, detox juice, diet drinks, healthy food, healthy juice, juice, juicing
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

Optional

  • 1/2 tsp shredded ginger
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina
  • Read my other juice recipes to see the incredible benefits of spirulina.

Instructions

  • Pretty simple here…
  • If you want to be a hero and juice your own carrots and apples go ahead… the rest of us…
  • Mix all in a glass and stir.
  • As mentioned I like to make this x 6-10+ and store in a jar in the fridge for the week.

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Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Now this is an absolute game changed! One of the most innovative and best sandwiches ever created! If you like grilled cheese, bloody marys or caesars, and bacon… then you are about to go to heaven!

Caesar or Bloody Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Caesar grilled cheese or bloody mary grilled cheese, this is the greatest thing on earth!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Bloody Caesar, bloody mary, bloody mary recipe, caesar drink, Grilled Cheese
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Sandwich Ingredients

  • 6-8 strips bacon
  • Cheddar cheese Enough for two layers in each sandwich.
  • Pickle slices enough for one layer in each sandwich
  • Sliced roma tomatoes enough for one layer in each sandwich
  • 4 slices sourdough bready need sourdough so break doesn't fall apart

Bread Soak Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup clamato juice sub tomato juice for bloody mary version
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 2 tbsp butter sub cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce Tapatio, Cholula etc. Or just 2 tbsp Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Optional

  • 2 tsp horseradish

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, mix together bread soaking ingredients. Soak both sides of break for 3-5 seconds on each side.
  • Brown both sides of bread per below;
    On a large frying pan over low-medium heat, place two pieces of soaked bread onto pan and cook the side for 2-4 minutes until golden brown.
    Flip one piece and then place down half the cheese, then tomato, pickles, bacon and then the rest of the cheese. Cheese both ends so it sticks to the bread on both sides.
    Place the other piece of bread (cooked side down) on top of the sandwich.
  • Lower heat to low-medium so it heats up the inside of the sandwich without burning the outside instantly. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until bread golden brown.

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Hair Of The Dog – Canadian Caesar

A caesar is Canada and Mexico’s version of the Bloody Mary. It is MUCH better than a bloody mary as the secret ingredient is Clamato juice, which is thinner and saltier than Bloody Mary mix. 100% of friends who have tried a caesar have moved on from Bloody Marys and you will too. They say drinking to help a hangover just delays the hangover but it definitely can dissipate the pain over time vs. the pain all at once. The salt from the drink also will help you replenish electrolytes.

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The Best Simple Caesar Drink Recipe

Great tasting bloody mary, the Canadian version called a Caesar. Perfect for brunches, breakfast, hangovers or post sporting events.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: Alcohol, Bloody Caesar, bloody mary, Brunch, caesar drink, drinks
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 3 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 1-2 tbsp pickled juice whether this be from pickles, spicy beans etc.
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce I like mine extra muddy and do 4-5 shakes.
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce I like mine extra spicy and do 3-4 shakes.
  • 1 tbsp Cholula or Tapatio Since this isn't spicy and more for flavor you can do 2-3 shakes.
  • Clamato juice Don’t even think about the “clam” part as all it does is add some amazing salt taste and thins out the tomato juice, which is a necessity.
  • Celery salt seasoning or Tajin for the rim I actually mix both together.
  • Pickled spicy beans Or pepperoncini or pickled spicy vegetables or pickles.
  • Ice filled cup

Optional

  • Squeeze of lime juice.
  • 1 tbsp A1 or steak sauce.

Instructions

  • Spicy salt rim. Most important start… I already have my celery salt & Tajin mix in a wide Tupperware container to stay ready, sort of like an alcoholic linebacker, always be prepared.
    Put a little water on the glass from the tap letting the water flow around the top edges of the glass. Dip the wet (not dripping) edges of the glass into the salt and get a nice thick rim around the edge.
    Best bloody mary caesar recipe
  • Add in the vodka and ice cubes.
  • Fill the glass with Clamato juice about 1-2 inches from the top and add pickled juice.
  • Shake in sauces to taste & lime juice then stir.
  • Add your ideal pickled garnish... not celery.
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Stupid Fries! – The Best Loaded French Fry Recipe

Another one of my favorite things to eat. This is a copycat recipe from Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles, which you have to go to when visiting Phoenix or Scottsdale. This recipe is similar to Poutine but adds some extra ingredients, which makes it absolutely amazing.

Easy Poutine Recipe

Loaded Stupid Fries

This recipe below is a copycat version of the famous Lolo's Chicken & Waffles Stupid Fries. These fries are incredible and if you have never been to Lolo's Chicken & Waffles then you need to go to Phoenix, Arizona now!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Dinner, Loaded Fries, lunch, Poutine
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4-5 russet potatoes or a bag of store bought french fries
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese curds torn mozzarella chunks work as well.
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix or make your own gravy
  • 1/2 a green pepper
  • 1/2 a red pepper
  • 1/4 a white onion

Instructions

  • Make french fries via cooking method in our recipe above.
  • Cook chicken, make gravy & dice up peppers & onions.
  • Lay french fries on plate, cover with chicken, vegetables, cheese and then gravy.
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Charcoal Lemonade Detox

Another great detox drink. This is good to drink before you go out as well due to charcoal or immediately after drinking. You want to drink this before or right after as once the alcohol goes into your bloodstream, it is said that it is more unlikely the charcoal can do its work against the alcohol.

DIY Charcoal Black Lemonade Recipe Detox & Hangover Cure

Activated charcoal is another one of those incredible "superfoods" and was once considered an antidote for everything.
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Course: detox, Drinks, Healthy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: activated charcoal, detox, detox drinks, detox juice, detox lemonade, diet drinks, healthy drinks
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 4 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 4 lemons juiced or 1/2 cup of lemon juice. I like to over lemon so adjust it to your taste.
  • 1 tbsp activated charcoal
  • 1 tbsp raw honey Add in more honey if you want it sweeter but don't get carried away.

Instructions

  • In a pitcher or ideally a mason jar, mix together water, lemon juice & honey. Mason jars are great so you can shake it well and mix before each serving.
  • Add charcoal. Shake or stir well.
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Easy Chicken Pho Recipe

Pho is many people’s favorite hangover food due to the salt of course and how you can add lots of vegetables and other ingredients to get vitamins and nutrients from the dish. Pho is one of the most intimidating dishes to make and you typically need a ton of ingredients that aren’t in your cupboards at home. Thankfully, I created a recipe where you can sub a lot of ingredients that may not be commonly in your household. I dumbed the recipe steps down as well to try and make it easy enough that anyone can do it! It was also some of the best chicken I have EVER had.

Quick and Easy Chicken Pho Recipe

Pho has been sweeping the US for the last couple of years and it might be the most photographed food on Instagram. What is great about pho is that you really can make it however you would like because it is extremely versatile. I was taught some great Pho recipes when traveling through Vietnam with some tips and tricks along the way! Unfortunately it is near impossible to make it as good as the real thing you'd get in Vietnam, especially when you want something quick... however this recipe is still great and will satisfy that craving!
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Hangover, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Soup, Easy Pho, Easy Pho Recipe, Hangover Soup, Homemade Pho, Homemade Ramen, Pho, Pho Recipe, Quick Pho, Quick Pho Recipe, Ramen, Simple Pho, Simple Pho Receipe
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Pho Broth

  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breast
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 whole yellow or white onion quartered
  • 2-3 inch piece of ginger
  • 2-4 cloves garlic - lightly crushed I always extra garlic. I will add 2 full crushed to make broth, which I remove and also 2 minced into broth.
  • 2 whole cloves Do double cloves or star anise and don't buy the other if tight on cash
  • 2 whole star anise Do double cloves or star anise and don't buy the other if tight on cash
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce See fish sauce substitutes in body of article
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed See body of article for substitute
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken in half optional, skip if tight on cash and don't have
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil sub olive oil

Pho Toppings

  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 handful thai basil Sub regular basil if needed.
  • 1 handful cilantro I don't like cilantro so I leave this out...
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges
  • salt & pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Few sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 fried or soft boiled egg
  • Sriracha to taste
  • 1/2 jalapeno thinly sliced
  • 2-3 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 chile pepper
  • 1 shredded carrot

Instructions

Broth Creation

  • Heat oil in a large soup pot to medium-high heat.
  • Peel and cut ginger into 2-3 pieces. Cut off 3-4 inch white stems of green onion to use now, save the rest for later. Add both to pot and press/crush both to express juices.
    Add quartered white/yellow onion. Cook 2 more minutes.
  • Add in star anise, cinnamon stick, clover and coriander seeds and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Then add in broth, fish sauce and garlic and bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add in chicken. If using chicken breast then cut it in half to help shorten cooking time. Cook chicken for 5-8 minutes. Broth will Simmer for a total of 25 minutes. After the 25 minutes remove onions, ginger and spices from the broth before serving.

Toppings

  • Cut chicken into thin slices or tear it. If chicken is not fully cooked you can add it back into broth at the end of simmering for the last 1-3 minutes to finish cooking.
    If soft boiling an egg cook it in broth for 5-7 minutes.
  • Cook the rice noodles according to package directions.
  • Prep toppings & garnish. Cut/trim lime, basil, green onions, mushrooms, bean sprouts, cilantro, peppers and mint.

Serving

  • Divide noodles between bowls & top with chicken. Ladle hot broth over noodles & chicken. Finish by adding your favorite toppings and garnish.

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Simple Panang Curry Recipe

Similar to Pho this one is so salty and a taste quencher! You will also eat it with rice so those carbs are another thing that will help you get back to feeling better. The heat is another nice addition to get your blood going and help you sweat it out a little!

Simple & Quick Panang Curry Recipe in 20 Minutes

A perfect easy recipe to make authentic Thai panang curry at home in no time at all!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: Asian, Asian Recipes, Panang Curry, Panang Curry Recipes, Thai Food, Thai Recipes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thigh or breast Cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 can (14 ounce) coconut milk (not boxed coconut milk) Do not shake, you will see why
  • 1 4oz jar Thai Panang curry paste Substitute red curry paste
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 inch lemongrass finely chopped
  • 3 kefir lime, leaves Substitute 1 bay leaf and 1/4 tsp of lime zest. Or not 100% necessary if in a pinch.
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp Galangal grated or minced Substitute ginger
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter Ideally unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce Substitute 1 tbsp soy sauce & 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste Substitute 1 tsp lime juice

Instructions

Chicken, Paste and Secret Tip

  • Heat up the curry paste at a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
    If you notice there was no oil in the ingredient list. That's because you will scoop 2 tbsp of the oily cream from the top of the can to use for cooking oil. Add chicken & garlic then cook for 3-4 minutes until chicken is almost cooked through.

The Rest

  • Add in 1 cup of coconut milk, all other ingredients, and let come to a simmer

The Finish

  • Lower the heat to simmer and let simmer for 3-4 minutes until chicken is cooked and peppers are tender.
    Taste the curry and here is where you add more of the coconut milk if needed; to add more salt add more fish sauce (worcestershire & soy sauce); to add a little more citrus you can do a little more of the tamarind or lime juice if you wanted.

Serve

  • Serve with any of your favorite rice. Of course sticky rice, basmati or white rice are ideal. I used whole wheat rice to add a touch of healthiness to the meal.
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Mermaid Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonade Detox

Another simple easy detox drink that helps hydration, your belly and helps you detoxify your liver and the rest of your body!

Mermaid Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonade Juice Detox

What’s great about this is that it combines the amazing benefits of the trendy ACV drink but adds in the unreal super duper food of spirulina.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: detox drinks, detox juice, diet, diet drinks, healthy drinks, juicing
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar use 2 tbsp if wanted
  • 1 tbsp raw honey use 2 tbsp if wanted
  • 1/8 tsp raw honey. use up to 1/4 tsp

Optional

  • 1/2 tsp shredded ginger

Instructions

  • Pretty simple here.
  • Mix all in a glass and stir.
  • As mentioned I like to make this x 6-10+ and store in a jar in the fridge for the week.

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Poutine 4 Ways

Like the stupid fries above, this is a crowd favorite! Poutine is another great Canadian invention and has the carbs, salts and fats to give you the comfort you need at this time! Little wins along the way, eat this, take some tylenol and go for a nap!

Easy Poutine Recipe

Quick & Easy Poutine Recipe 4 Ways!

Poutine is as Canadian as Wayne Gretzky and Basketball… yes James Naismith was a Canadian, look it up. The first time I saw it I thought it was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen but once I tried it... Dios mio it is delicious. It is the best comfort food, perfect for hosting people or if you just are hungover and want to be your best self.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: French Fry Ideas, French Fry Recipes, Poutine, Poutine Recipes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4-5 russet potatoes or a bag of store bought french fries.
  • 1 pack brown gravy mix
  • 1.5 cups white cheddar cheese curds torn mozzarella is a good substitute.

Make Them Lolo's Stupid Fries

  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 a red pepper
  • 1/2 a green pepper
  • 1/4 a white onion

Make them Holiday Style

  • 1 cup turkey
  • Substitute in sweet potato fries & turkey gravy
  • Optional: add cranberry sauce

Cheeseburger & Egg Poutine

  • 1 cup cooked ground beef
  • 2 fried eggs

Breakfast Poutine

  • 1 cup scrambled eggs or two fried eggs
  • 1 cup favorite breakfast meat Ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo etc

Instructions

  • Cook your french fries via recipe in article to make the best french fries.
  • Make gravy according to packet but only use 3/4 of the suggested water to make sure it is nice and thick.
  • Put french fries in bowl, top with cheese curds and then pour gravy over top.
  • If making the additional methods then of course cook all your fixins and add over top of fries before pouring the gravy.
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Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

This no joke is top 1-3 meals of mine. Truly one of the best things on earth and I surprisingly perfected it and no joke made the best Nashville hot chicken sandwich I have ever had! It is pretty simple as well and you don’t even need a deep fryer!

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Easy Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

How do you make a Nashville hot chicken sandwich? Well it is actually pretty easy when you break it all down! While making a Nashville hot chicken sandwich seems like a lot of ingredients... it really is just combing a few things and pan frying some chicken!
A Nashville hot chicken sandwich is one of my favorite things on earth. No joke, I made the greatest tasting sandwich I have ever had! Better than any restaurant I have had, it was absolutely incredible.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Hot Chicken, Nashville Hot, Nashville Hot Chicken
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 4 thicker chicken thighs or medium chicken breasts or 2-3 lbs of wings, thighs & drumsticks if not making sandwich
  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil pending size of cooking pot/pan - enough to cover half the chicken
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk sub whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pickle brine optional
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch not necessary but makes it so much lighter & crispier
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce Franks Red Hot or similar
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder Sub Tajin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Spicy Oil Rub

  • 1/2 cup leftover oil from cooking pot
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey Optional

Sandwich Toppings

  • Buns, pickles, coleslaw, chipotle or spicy mayo, ranch.

Easy Coleslaw

  • 12-14 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar sub pickle juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste 1/2-1/4 tsp

Instructions

2-12 hour chicken brining

  • Brine the chicken in a mixture of half pickle juice and half water with 1/4 cup of extra salt in the container. If not enough pickle juice you can just do salt and water.
    Best Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Chicken Prep - Need 2 Bowls

  • Bowl 1 - mix together, eggs, pickle brine, milk & hot sauce.
    Bowl 2 - Mix together flour, corn starch, chilli pepper, cayenne pepper.
  • Take out chicken and bread it like so:
    1. Put chicken into milk mixture.
    2. Then flour mixture.
    3. Back into milk mixture.
    4. Back into flour mixture so all is thoroughly breaded.
    5. Place chicken in separate bowl or plate.

Cooking Chicken

  • Put oil into pot and turn up to medium heat. Cook chicken breast for 8-9 minutes per side with 1-2 pieces of chicken at a time.

Spicy Oil

  • In a medium-large bowl that won't melt...
  • Mix together hot oil, cayenne pepper, brown sugar chili pepper, honey, garlic powder and salt.
    Brush over chicken prior to serving.
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