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"THE Chicken" sauce question

EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum
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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    If you use the sauce by itself or just pour it over the chicken it is very hot.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    If you find it too hot the one ingredient to cut back or omit is the cayenne.

    Nothing else in that recipe is overly hot.
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    You do have to remember that your pepper that you put in can range in heat.

    I have two ground red pepper and one will blow your head off and the other is just warm and that alone can make the difference.
  • EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
    edited August 2011
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,822
    One other thing that could change the heat is the type of hot sauce you use. Recipe calls for Louisiana Hot Sauce...which is a brand, but also a type. My wife came home with Trappeys Lousiana Hot sauce and the end result was not too spicy.

    Like Cap'n said- I found that if you smelled it or tasted it directly it was purty darn hot, but once on the chicken after the rest I didn't find it too hot at all. Not sure what the magic is...maybe the chicken fat/flour on the skin dilutes it :)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
    edited August 2011
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,822
    I suppose you could try the sauce by itself to make sure it is not too hot. I have tried the Louisiana brand and don't recall it being crazy hot...but they have different varieties. Make sure you don't have the habenero!

    Also- when I made this I mixed up a batch of "weak sauce" for my 2 youngest. I just used all the non-spicy ingredients and then some thin BBQ sauce. They really enjoyed it. Note that it is no longer "the chicken" if you mess with the recipe...it is just "some chicken".

    I used the original "the chicken" recipe for my myself, wife, and oldest and we all loved it. It had some kick- about the level of mild buffalo wings.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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