Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos
Grits & Greens
The story goes that Thornton Prince III, a Nashville resident, had a reputation for being a womanizer. One day, after a late night out, he came home to his girlfriend who wanted to teach him a lesson. In an attempt to make his breakfast unappetizing, she heavily seasoned the chicken with cayenne pepper. However, instead of being put off by the spice, Prince enjoyed the fiery flavor and decided to share it with his friends.
In the late 1930s, Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack was officially established, and the popularity of Nashville hot chicken began to grow. Over the years, the dish became a local favorite and gained recognition way beyond Nashville.
We are huge fans of the city of Nashville, and Nashville Hot Chicken. A little while back we did a tasting of Nashville Hot Chicken in Vegas.
The chicken is often served on a piece of white bread or in between a bun. Here, I take the hot chicken concept and serve it in charred flour tortillas. By all accounts, it’s just another way to enjoy fabulous Nashville hot chicken.